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    Seriously, how hard is it to bring in some portable cell towers to make sure that people can connect to the internet for 3 days. If you can do it in Austin for SXSW, you can do it at Coachella.

    Texts were delayed, Internet service was non-existent for iPhone users.

    Without the Internet, there was no way to get stage change information. Would have loved to see Sly's shambolic performance as the Gorrillaz were boring, but had no way to know he was playing.

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    Uhh the first thing when I saw driving down Monroe was 3 or 4 mobile AT&T towers.

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    I'm going to be demanding a refund for the roaming package I purchased for coachella. I didn't pay for $75 worth of roaming minutes and texts in advance to not have anything work after 7 PM all weekend. at&t can go fuck themselves. fairplex entertainment can go fuck themselves. CSC can go fuck themselves. can you tell I'm a bit miffed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoegazer76 View Post
    Uhh the first thing when I saw driving down Monroe was 3 or 4 mobile AT&T towers.
    They realistically needed about 50 more mobile towers. Not that it would have helped, much, since their actual infrastructure for the whole area crashed several times creating lovely 6 hour delays on texting, etc.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    if ATT has more mobile towers to deploy, they should put them in west hollywood. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by shermanoaksyo View Post
    if ATT has more mobile towers to deploy, they should put them in west hollywood. thanks
    +1

    p.

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    I was surprised that all my Iphone friends were having such issues

    After having T-mobile fail miserably during Coachella for the last 7 years....I have Sprint this year and it worked perfectly all weekend
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    yeah i had tmobile until this year. never had a problem. buyin an iphone has been my best decision in a long time, but lets be honest, it did nothing for me at coachella.
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    http://www.networkworld.com/news/201...t.html?hpg1=bn

    All major gatherings are a problem, it is not as though SXSW was immune either. Just give up the dream.

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    it's not a "dream", retard. not all major gatherings are a problem. it's called infrastructure.

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    Sucks does not even begin to describe my anger with AT&T.

    People were waiting for an hour to leave Sunday night because they could not contact me. I was texting back and forth with someone to meet at Gorillaz, only to have texting stop, so my buddy from San Francisco did not get the opportunity to say hi in person.
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    the delays and failed calls were horrible, id rather have no reception at all then having my phone showing i have a connection even though it didnt work. So dear AT&T why don't you invest some money and put a permanent tower or two around the grounds there. And if worse comes to worse disable the data network and dedicate 100% of the networks resources to calls and sms.
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    What was frustrating was I'd get some texts to go through on my side but my buddy, who was sitting right next to me, wouldn't receive them. Meeting up with different groups of friends was a real crapshoot and had to be planned before leaving the hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpsphil View Post
    disable the data network and dedicate 100% of the networks resources to calls and sms.
    this

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    the no Internet when set time changes were posted on the Internet was one thing, but the delay for texting was ridiculous. my gf and I were at seperate stages most of Sunday, and each of us would receive texts in batches 7 or 8 at a time, so at some point after we had reconnected I'd receive a burst of texts like

    'Ok, I'm at Julian Casablancas. Now Charlotte Gainsbourg. Wow, she's really good. You should come over here. Where are you? Okay, I'm going to see Phoenix. I'll be in the food area, etc.'

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    If 30% of the crowd has AT&T, then all 25,000 of us should call in and complain at one time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoegazer76 View Post
    Uhh the first thing when I saw driving down Monroe was 3 or 4 mobile AT&T towers.
    buhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i have an iphone. shit did not work.
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    Oh shit, I just got 37 texts that people sent to me during the weekend at Coachella. Thank you AT&T for your better late than never approach.

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    It was like this last year too, had several incidents of drama just because of it. They really need to get their shit together if they're going to be a sponsor.

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    i found it interesting that on sunday as soon as the gorillaz finished i received 6 texts that were all at least 5 hours late. ironic much that i get all texts once coachella is officially over?

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    My friends and I always make one set plan to meet up towards the end of the night, knowing that we will probably separate and may not have cell service to reconnect. Also, I never send a text that says "where are you?" or other randomness. We always say something specific, like "meet in Mojave Beer Garden after Dirty Projectors", then hang out in the same general area in each garden, tent and stage, so our friends can find us.
    And remember, some of the best times happen when wandering Coachella solo.

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    hmm. verizon seemed to be working fine as far as I could tell.

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    Verizon worked fantastic allll weekend.

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    Verizon sucked for me, or maybe it was the people I was talking to. Huge delays on texts and couldn't connect calls.
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    I had the same delayed text message issues.
    Fuck AT&T.

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    at&t didnt work for shit at coachella - i would get texts 3 hours after they were sent and i couldn't even make a call while inside the polo fields

    of course at&t never works when im home in LA so im not suprised i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickerConspiracy View Post
    Would have loved to see Sly's shambolic performance as the Gorrillaz were boring, but had no way to know he was playing.
    Sly Stone wasn't playing persay.... but yes, he was PHYSICALLY present, mentally though, who the hell knows.

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    As always for me at hugely crowded events where people's iPhones are basically bricks, my Sprint Hero was flying fine.
    Nothing can stop me now...

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    Anyone know if AT&T plans to not suck so hard this year?

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