Some of this information may be old hat to most, but if you were one of the lucky few to get in on the 3G iPad during pre-order time, a little refresher on AT&T's upcoming data plan for the device may be in order.
AT&T's cat came close to escaping its bag-bound imprisonment today during the company's quarterly earning conference call. Did we mention the frisky feline is named 'iPhone?' Yeah, we agree. Strange name.
In an effort to stave off the quell of angry iPhone users with dropped calls and slow data connections, it appears that AT&T stepped in to help Apple tweak the device so it used available bandwidth more efficiently.
Color us unimpressed. While supposedly AT&T has been dumping money
into their 3G network to boost its capabilities (are you guys working on
4G yet?), it's still hard to get a signal inside many buildings. While
it's more than you need to know, let's just say that some of us can't
even get a signal in our own bathrooms.
Yeah, it's that bad. And
that's why AT&T's announced 3G MicroCells don't really excite us.
Apple is reportedly selling free roaming iPhones to customers around the
United States. The internal memo sent out to Apple employees states
that customers do not have to be tied to AT&T to qualify for an
iPhone and can purchase the device at full price. However, customers
will only be allowed to purchase one iPhone at full price per day, or 10
during a lifetime.