Saratoga's in the iPhone slow lane

Capital Region iPhone 3G coverage

Dark blue is faster than light blue.

Part of the hubub (technical term) surrounding the new version of the iPhone is that it supports 3G service, which means that -- theoretically -- you'll be able to buffer YouTube clips of water skiing squirrels while you stand in line at the supermarket faster than with the current data service.

AT&T, which is the only carrier for the iPhone, has a page where you can check coverage for its data services. And judging from the map (above), it looks like the Capital Region has OK coverage. Except for Saratoga. For the moment, iPhone users will be stuck in the slow lane there.

By the way, Sprint and Verizon also offer 3G service -- and they do have coverage in Saratoga. Alas, you can't use the iPhone with them.

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