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Coverage along I-77S/N and US Rt. 19 in WV

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by markley268, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. markley268

    markley268 Junior Member
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    I live in knoxville, but i'm origionally from Pittsburgh, PA and i occasionally travel up there to visit old friends, Church, etc.....

    I travel from knoxville:

    40E to 81N
    81N (now in VA) to 77N
    77N (now in WV) to US Rt.19 N
    Rt. 19 N to I-79N (near Sutton, WV)
    and then Take I-79N all the way into Pittsburgh.


    From what i can tell, there is NOBODY that provides digital service along that entire route, specivically the US Rt.19 N stretch. (it's about a 60 mile stretch near the town of Beckley, WV)

    Does anybody konw of any carriers that provide digital service along that stretch of 19? If not, then does anybody know which carriers have analog coverage along that stretch?

    Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  2. Scalici26

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    You might want to try either Verizon, Cingular, or ATT. With any of these carries you would likely pick up an analog signal (if one is avalible). I would go with Verizon since they have the best coverage overall.
     
  3. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    Cingular is GSM in Knoxville, TN so I would NOT recommend them with his traveling. Verizon or AT&T should be fine for you.
     
  4. markley268

    markley268 Junior Member
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    exactly right TDan, Cingular Sux for GSM customers right now, perhaps the GAIT phones will change all that, who knows.....

    I'm currently with SunCom(Telecorp / AT&T now) and from what i can tell of their national network plan, that area isn't covered, i'm presuming beause their national network plan is an all digital plan. I know i can pick up an analog signal there, because i have done so on previous trips with my current phone, the 6160. I'm curious if anybody knows if there is any DIGITAL signal on that route....


    i looked up us cellular and it looks like they have CDMA coverage there on that stretch of 77/19/79, but i'm wondering if that's right, and also, what other digital coverage (if any) is there?

    does anybody live up there in Beckley or Sutton and know what carriers are there professing they have coverage? Thanks!
     
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  5. ComicalMoodyDan

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    Actually the AT&T National Network Plan includes digital and analog coverage as long as you are on the AT&T Network. SunCom (TeleCorp PCS) markets are Digital PCS but AT&T has Digital and analog towers in a lot of areas.

    As long as your phone says "AT&T" you should be fine on a National Network plan whether you are in digital or analog mode.
     
  6. CDANMA

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    I know that all of the WV market that we(US Cellular) own is Digital, but it is CDMA 800MHz (B Band), but we also have AMPS in that area as well.I'm not really great with where those roads are in that area,but I do know that you would go thru most of our markets in that drive. Suncom(Triton) had a roaming agreement with us at one time I'm pretty sure they still do. I don't know who else does in that area....
     

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