AT&T was calling me to set up an interview with their CTO, but all I could hear was garbled noise on my AT&T iPhone. “I can’t really hear you!” I shouted, as if volume would clear the channel. It’s always been like this, in my home in San Francisco.
While the howls of iPhone 3G reception issues get louder and louder, I’ve always wondered if it was the network’s fault, as some Swedish scientists and journalists have recently suggested. Maybe it’s just new AT&T customers making the bulk of the noise. From my experience, the phone isn’t blameless, but the network is a major part of the issue.