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Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 05, 2018 01:54PM
I'm visiting in a hospital and can't connect to data. I was unable to connect for four days until the owner of my plan got AT&T to reconnect me. Now I can't connect here in the hospital and don't know if I'm having the same problem I was or if something about the wiring in a big hospital can keep me from getting data.
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Re: Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 05, 2018 02:35PM
some hospitals have internal antennae for cellular networks. They may have data bollixed up. Are you roaming on audio ?
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Re: Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 05, 2018 02:37PM
Ask a regular staff member if they have similar issues.



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Re: Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: decay
Date: September 05, 2018 03:38PM
In my experience, around my office and at home, is that ATT sux.



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Re: Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 05, 2018 03:42PM
Wont work in the Kaiser hospitals here, have to log into their network.





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Re: Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: billb
Date: September 05, 2018 03:49PM
If you only have cel service near a window they don't have repeaters inside.
They might have wifi.



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Re: Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 05, 2018 05:57PM
......that just makes me sick.....



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Re: Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: dad@home
Date: September 05, 2018 06:52PM
The operating rooms of Sacred Heart Medical Center here in Spokane are partially underground and built on the side of a hill. Also I think most modern hospitals are built like forts with thick cement walls.

ATT reception was non existent until repeaters were place in the ceilings in 2010. Verizon was always better but still spotty with one group of four pre-op rooms with no signal for voice or data.

I'm not surprised you are having troubles.

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Re: Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 05, 2018 09:21PM
Barely a bar on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile on LTE or 3G once I stepped away from the window in any of the last several hospitals that I visited.

But every waiting room had a sign displaying the hospital WiFi network name and password and it was surprisingly not awful. Was easily able to stream Netflix to entertain the kids.



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Re: Can't connect to AT&T data in hospital. Is that common?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 06, 2018 02:21PM
Well, I just got back online at the library. My cell phone is not connecting to data since last Saturday, except Tuesday afternoon and up until it went back out yesterday around the time I went into the hospital to visit someone. It's my niece's account and she is so busy (or acts like it) that she doesn't respond to my requests for AT&T to fix the problem.
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