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CDMA and TDMA Maps

Discussion in 'Southern US Wireless Forum' started by DemoMan, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. DemoMan

    DemoMan Senior Member
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    Does anyone have maps that show CDMA vs. TDMA coverage areas in the Southeastern US and also in the Ohio River Valley area....I have some family that travels a lot in the Ohio River Valley area...he works for a water transport company on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.....and he is wanting a new cellular service......

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    I'm working on some but have no idea when I'll have them ready. [​IMG]

    Sorry,
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    Thanks man....he still has a couple of months on his current contracts, but we were looking at some options in advance....

    Thanks again,
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    The best map of half of the desired states is Stanley Cline's at roamer1.org site. The biggest problem is that those rivers are boundaries between so many systems, and the rivers flow in mostly rural areas. I'd limit my choices to the biggest cellular 800 MHz carriers, with on-network and one-rate plans.

    This is really the domain of marine vhf two-way and public correspondence, 158 and 220 MHz, but I don't know the prices.

    I'm consulting the Cellular Travel Guide fifth edition 1999, and I'll start at upstream on the Ohio:

    city A left bank B A right bank B

    Pittsburg, PA ATT VZW same
    Wheeling, WV ATT Alltel American C1 Alltel
    Sistersville, WV American C1 VZW no mapped coverage in Wayne National Forest, OH
    Parkersburg, WV ATT Alltel same
    Pt Pleasant, WV ATT VZW ATT USCC
    Huntington, WV ATT Alltel no mapped coverage in Lawrence Co, OH
    Portsmouth, OH ATT Alltel ATT USCC
    Maysville, KY American C1 Cingular VZW Cingular
    Cincinnatti, OH VZW Cingular same
    Madison, IN VZW Cingular Cingular VZW
    Lousiville, KY VZW Cingular same
    Brandenburg, KY Cingular Bluegrass Cingular VZW
    Evansville, IN Cingular VZW same
    Paducah, KY Cingular VZW Douglas C1 First Cellular of S. IL
    Columbus, KY Cingular VZW VZW Cingular
    Caruthersville, MO VZW Yorkville VZW Cingular
    Osceola, AR VZW Cingular Cingular Alltel
    Memphis, TN VZW Cingular same
    Helena, AR Triton Cellular Cellular South Cingular Alltel
    Greenville, MS Alltel Cellular South Cingular Alltel
    Lake Providence, LA Alltel Cellular South Centennial Alltel
    Vicksburg, MS Alltel Cingular Centennial Alltel
    Grand Gulf, MS Centennial Cingular Centennial Alltel
    Natchez, MS Centennial Alltel Centennial Cellular South
    New Roads, LA Centennial Cingular Centennial Cingular
    Baton Rouge, LA Alltel Cingular same
    New Orleans, LA Alltel Cingular same

    I listed every carrier who has one county or more of shoreline. Some names of the Cellular One (C1) companies may have changed, or they may have been bought up by someone larger (who changed their names!). When listed cities are far apart, there's no changes. Where you see "same" under right bank, the river flows through the coverage, rather than along a border.

    It looks like AC on Verizon (with Alltel) and its converse Alltel plan (with Verizon) could be very good. You could chose based on where the billing address would be.

    A high-gain omni-directional dual-band magnet-mount antenna would greatly improve coverage over the cellphone's own built-in antenna. This would help a great deal when the towboat is not on a city's riverfront.

    What an exercise! I didn't watch any TV this evening.

    COtech
     
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    All my columns and formatting went away. I am devastated.

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    Thanks so much man.....I do appreciate it....I didn't expect anyone to put forth so much effort...that was very nice of you.

    Thanks again,
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    Well, once you stated the question I became curious enough to find out for myself. Glad I could help out, neighbor.

    The one county shoreline service providers I mentioned are:
    Bluegrass Cellular for Han_____ Co., KY KY-3 (at the underscore, put a four letter word for rooster that I cannot enter. FORBIDDEN!)
    Triton Cellular Partners C1 for Tunica Co., MS MS-1

    I think Roamer1 can put the new names on any of the Cellular One carriers, time permitting.

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