AT&T Releases iPhone App to Help Locate Network Weak Spots

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MeTo

It should be automatic when ever you go down to one bar it reports it to the provider. Then they would find out where they dead zones realy are. Then i am sure AT&T map would look that bad for coverage.

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Mr_Histamine

They should have an automatic mode that sends the information whenever a call prematurely ends. 

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aviaggio

So now we're supposed to do their job and find dead spots? Are we now beta testers? Phail...

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nekollx

 You for the privilage of helping them find their weak spots it will only cost you $9.99

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JCBarry

You can map out coordinates manually, as well as using your current location.
So, in theory, when you are finished driving, you could send the failure report to AT&T using the manually mapped location.

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Mr_Histamine

Yeah, I realized that after I posted (part of me didn't want to believe they'd actually expect you to map out the areas after the fact).  Honestly, if I were travelling through several states, and I lost a signal more than once - I would use the time it would take to map out the dead zones, to switch to another network.

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JCBarry

Ha! Agreed.

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Mr_Histamine

So, how are they going to handle times when the user can't give feedback (i.e. while driving)?  While this is a good idea, it might not be accurate enough to catch dead spots along interstate routes.

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stige

man, forget the highways.

i just want service in my freaking living room without having to lean out the window.

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.......and i want my bill to not be written in gibberish.  just those two things.

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