I was with T-Mobile before getting an iPhone and I was very satisfied. I’ve never really complained about AT&T. The only problem I have with them is the cost of the service.

I pay roughly $80/month including $30/month for unlimited data. Until now I was really pissed about the $30 which I thought were a complete rip off.

Things have changed since I started traveling overseas… Here in Australia, I pay $50 for 250 minutes of communication and 500MB of data with Optus, and that is where it hurts.

3G in Australia sucks! Internet in general sucks in Australia but 3G is worth than you might even expect. First it is not cheap, but I’m ok with it. It’s pre-paid so I don’t expect a cheap price. What I’m really disappointed in is the slow 3G network. I feel like I’m back on Edge.

I was able to try it in several places in Eastern Australia, including larger cities like Brisbane and Sydney, but no matter where I am, it still is painfully slow.

Yesterday night, as I was refreshing my email inbox, I started feeling nostalgic of the good old AT&T network. Sure I had a few dropped calls here and there but the 3G coverage is pretty good and most importantly, it is pretty fast.

I miss you AT&T! I miss how fast you can update Twitter. I miss how quickly you load my news feed on Facebook. I miss how fast you download email attachments. Most importantly, I miss the safety of unlimited data download and upload.

  • ha ha, it took a trip out of the country to like AT&T.

    perhaps i should try that then.

  • we never appreciate things until we no longer have them…

  • Josh

    This is exactly how I felt when I went to Italy. Supposedly the 3G isn’t bad there and there were multiple carriers that worked with the iPhone frequency. But no matter what network I was on the speed never even rivaled AT&Ts. Vodafone was probably the most reliable but it felt like I was on EDGE and 3 was faster but with terrible coverage. Let’s face iPhone users in the US will never be satisfied with any network, yes even Verizon. They will find something to complain about in reference to the carrier. But I just can’t complain about AT&T. it’s been good to me over the years.

  • Juan

    Have you tried the new baseband? I have had no dropped calls since upgrading to 05.11.07.. Just FYI..

  • Bastian

    Hey there,

    I usually use my iPhone in Germany with T-Mobile. The network there is really good and fast.
    But I must also defend the Italian TIM network, which I use right now. Pretty fast, also available in the countryside and prices are really fair (10 EUR for 50 MB/day for 30 days).
    It’s good to live in Europe – at least carrier wise. 🙂

  • lucas

    30$ for unlimited data is wonderfull i pay same price for 1 gb data plan on fido carier qc canada that i think really suck, 3g is great but i always receve message from fido that i just get 75% of my data at half of the month. for 2 gb and 5 its like 50$ and 80$ ….. that is really to expensive if you consider another 35$ for the phone plan(350 minute /free from 7pm to 8 pm/free (sms /mms)/free on week end /charge at second not by minute..and another 10$ to get visual voicemail and to see who is calling this is a phone afterall i dont want to pay 150 for a cellphone each month i think every cellphone company should lower there price or give more for what they take from us …i know thats the deal we want the phone so we pay for it… but its going far ..

  • Caddouch

    Guys , AT&T is pretty good , from my experience travelling around the world including Europe , I tell u , don’t complain too much , plus AT&T is gsm meaning uses sim card so u can unlock your iPhone And use it anywhere , u can’t do that with verizob

  • Zay

    I’ve felt this way about AT&T since my first iPhone purchase. Oh I remember it like it wa just yesterday. Unlimited text and data. Oh yeah. That’s right. Most people don’t know what they have until they lose it. I’ve realized a long time ago that we’re extremely lucky to have AT&T on our side.

  • Keith Randy

    Try going to school at k state. See how much you love them then

  • Sean

    im on optus in australia and i use a nokia 96 cell phone and a umts 3g modem and i get data speeds up to 6 mbps in brisbane and the gold coast on the 2100 mhz and 900 mhz on the umts network

  • Javier

    YOU SPOILED YANKEE. I COMPLAIN THAT MUCH THAT YOU NEEDED TO STEP OUT OF THE BUBBLE YOU LIVE IN IN ORDER TO APPRECIATE YOUR WAY OF LIFE. IF ONLY YOU’D KNOW $ 30 FOR UNLIMITED DATA IS A JOYE WHEREAS IN MANY COUNTRIES UNLIMITED DATA DOESN’T EVEN EXIST SO COMPANIES CAN RIP YOU OFF PER KB EXCEEDED.

  • Daniel R.

    Hey Sebastian,

    Its cool and all that you appreciatre AT&T more now, but check this out… http://www.ketknbc.com/news/att-dead-last-consumer-reports-wireless-survey

    Although it seems amazing compared to Australian networks, compared to the major US wireless companies it is complete shit.

    I would switch to Verizon in a heartbeat if the Iphone was available on that carrier. And I’m also contemplating switching phones just to get on Verizon. F AT&T

  • I am sitting at home and can not talk with my AT&T service. I am considering the Droid from Verizon just because of better coverage. AT&T sucks IMHO…