Do AT&T's 3G bars actually..
...measure anything. I can imagine One - Two bars are a clear indicator of a weak signal, but what does Five bars actually mean? Is there such a thing as a weak/strong signal and a strong/strong signal?
I'm one of AT&T's 3% ..on the fringes of all cellular networks .. grasping for all information I can get to bend a signal to allow us to shed a landline. Cheers.
Here's what 5 Bars means...
Maybe less than you think...
Here is the 5 Bar reading in town.
Here is the 5 Bar reading at home.
Unlike a motorcycle throttle, WFO, or 5 Bars, can mean full speed - half speed ... or whatever AT&T/Apple decides it wants it to mean.
Bars certainly measure something .. but 5 Bars give me the feeling I am standing in front of one of those guys in Time Square with three walnut shells asking me where the ball is.