AT&T unveils iPhone app that marks poor service spots

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The free application, called “Mark the Spot,” uses the GPS-based location marking of the iPhone 3G and 3GS, and the crude cell tower triangulation in the first-generation iPhone, to determine the user’s location, then offers several complaint choices. Users can report dropped or failed calls, data failure, poor voice quality and no-coverage zones.