Living in a Southern California city dominated by AT&T service, you'd think I have great reception for my cell phone. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case at the beginning. This isn't another rant against them and things have actually gotten better lately.
I don't know when the change occurred specifically but for the better part of this year, wireless reception in my own home has improved. Looking at the picture above, you can see I have three bars, which indicates reception level, when I used to have two. Maybe AT&T has taken major steps to improve cell phone service quality by installing more antennas, ever since the company lost exclusivity for their iPhone product over to Verizon. This is perhaps a step to keep customers like me from jumping ship to another carrier.
While I don't have the same number of bars throughout the house, this small step is an improvement. In fact, I had considered ordering the 3G MicroCell Booster device, which is supposed to increase signal strength but balked at the price in the end. Furthermore why should I even pay for this device, in the first place. Isn't that AT&T's ultimately responsibility for improving the very same service I should already be entitled to and paying for?
So for now, I'm actually quite happy with their wireless service in my own house. I wish it was like that in other places.