We spent the weekend in Boston watching the Phils play the Red Sox at Fenway. I was astounded that as soon as I walked into the ballpark my data service (and possibly my phone service) disappeared. This happened Saturday and Sunday though we sat in different parts of the ballpark both days.
The limitations of the 3G network were readily apparent at Boston’s Fenway Park during a Red Sox game last week. Signal was consistently 4 bars, but the data network was totally non-responsive.
That’s my story… except it was written in 2008 and posted on Gigaom.
This is a long standing problem. Here’s another person with the exact same complaint as mine from Apple’s website.
You know what’s interesting… I was at Fenway Park in Boston yesterday. I had full bars on 3G, completely max’d signal as far as the phone was concerned. And with all of that signal, I could not get to a single web site or even send a text message. I kept getting errors sending data as well as timeout errors when trying to hit a web site.
It’s from July 2008 and, again, my story exactly.
More recently commenter writing about the iPad ban at Yankee Stadium added this about Fenway.
when I’m in my seats at Fenway Park with my iPhone, I get NO service. Not even EDGE.
Even a voice cell call from Stef went directly to voicemail while I was at Fenway. I got notice of the call only after we were walking back down Brookline Ave.
It seems difficult to believe at&t doesn’t know this exists. How could they not?
Recently at&t announced they were eliminating their “all you can eat” data plans for the iPhone. Maybe a nice gesture would be for them to stop signing new customers until they built a network that could handle the ones they’re collecting money for now.
Call me frustrated.