CES: AT&T's EDGE network reaches capacity and flails at CES

The EDGE Network at capacity at CES

It wasn't a whiteout, a brownout but a rather, a geek out that plagued those of us with AT&T service on iPhones or AT&T service in general. While our bars indicated full service, getting server access error messages in Safari was much more common than you would think, especially a convention full of guys on their cellphones. But with more than 100,000 folks concentrated in a relatively small area.... Service outside of the area, however, was more than fine and faster than I've experienced. SMS texting, as usual, was the reliable means of communication. What's more, voicemails I got were delayed by 12 hours or more and I wasn't the only AT&T person with these issues. Way to go AT&T.

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