While most of its bad publicity has faded into the background, dropped calls are still an issue for AT&T customers (and all carriers) in certain areas. To remedy this problem, many AT&T customers have been directed to switch to the EDGE network when making phone calls.

Apparently, many dropped calls from AT&T iPhone handsets are caused by a 3G data conflict. The iPhone doesn’t seem to experience that issue on EDGE networks. But wouldn’t it be cumbersome to switch back and forth between EDGE and 3G all the time? Yes. But that’s why we jailbreak. Meet DropCall Eliminator… 

This new jailbreak utility routes all of your calls to the more stable EDGE network. You can also set per-app networking preferences, in case there are other apps you use that don’t require 3G service.

Once enabled, DropCall Eliminator switches your iPhone over to AT&T’s EDGE network. The White List feature allows you to select which apps you want to run on 3G, so you don’t sacrifice performance. The bottom line is you can be on the phone using EDGE, while downloading an app on 3G. Make sense?

The developer notes that you must be in an area where both 2G (EDGE) and 3G coverage is available. He also warns there a slight delay when switching between networks, as the phone has to re-register itself each time.

Does DropCall Eliminator live up to its name? We don’t know. We currently aren’t in a poor enough coverage area to really test it out in. But if you’re constantly experiencing dropped calls, it’s certainly worth trying- even with it’s $4.99 price tag. DropCall Eliminator is available in Cydia.

Have you tried DropCall Eliminator? Thoughts?

  • Tom

    App would be better if it auto-disabled the 3G/EDGE switching when already connected to WiFi.

    • Rip

      Now that IS a neat idea!

  • Topsy

    $4.99 Fucking Hell. It’s all about the money money money we don’t need…. Pls help me sing the song. I know you know the song.

    • Rod

      I agree…tweaks on cydia in general are way too expensive…much more than many great apps in the appstore…I don´t know what this people have in mind…

  • QuarterSwede

    While I’m sure this will help some people the problem in my area is the at&t 3G network is more widespread than the EDGE network. So this would have the opposite effect where I am.

  • iKing

    I seen this the other day. I just want to know if anyone has tried it?

    • Tom

      Yes. That is why I think a WiFi override is needed. Until then, save your money and just use the 3G toggle on SBSettings.

      • Onyxxx6700

        This doesn’t work if you receive a call. The toggle doesn’t allow you to switch it. This means that you must wait until you drop a call before you can toggle it. That sucks!

  • This is a really neat and inventive idea. Love to see this type of stuff get released in Cydia.

  • Meni

    What a waste of money. Perfect app for suckers. At the time you’ve drop the call who care what app are you running… and vise versa. I agree with one other comment. Your best friend is SBSettings 3G toggle till ATT get their act together.

  • Chris12923

    Seems to menthes might work but… What if I’m talking to my family which all 4 have iPhones. If they are not using this tweak it does me no good since they will be dropping the call…