Power to my neighborhood has been out for about 75 minutes now. The Asus T91MT netbook says it still has 2 hours 41 minutes of power (79%) left. It is also powering my Windows Mobile based HTC Touch Pro2 which is giving me network access over T-Mobile’s slow but reliable EDGE wireless data network (their 3G service here is limited to the metro area). If I walk outside (in the dark, of course), I can coax AT&T 3G for my iPhone if I stand in the correct orientation. Verizon’s 3G network fares a bit better. But, neither AT&T nor Verizon provide 3G tethering for their current flagship phones, so…
I’m pondering this reports from All Things D discussing Consumer Reports findings…
I should note that my usual rants about data gathering mostly go out the window when Consumer Reports is involved. I believe they know what they are doing and accept their reports and interpretations.
According to Consumer Reports AT&T Wireless finished dead last in service satisfaction in not one, not two, but 19 cities surveyed. Looks like a trend to me. What did they measure?
– service availability
– circuit capacity
– dropped-call frequency
– voice service
The overall Consumer Reports ranking was: