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Full bars + Static???

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by C_Spec, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Critic

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    Yeah, that's not going to do it, then. You need to actually speak with someone in the technical support area and get them to start a trouble ticket if you want action. "Notes on your account" are pretty meaningless unless you're talking about billing or contract issues.
     
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    Thanx for the info guys, I'll call them again and make sure I get a trouble ticket.
     
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    I think Bobolito hit the nail on the head with his informative post. For a time, Cingular calls would break up and sound like crap. We diagnosed this to be switching from 850 to 1900 and using diffrent codecs and AMR half rate. Luckily, this was mostly fixed. Though I will start a call, or receive one with 0-1 bars and it sound like crap for 5-10 seconds until it shoots up to 4-5 bars. I hope they figure this out for you! (PS the 4400 was a POS phone for me on Verizon, if you do go back, try a Moto or Nokia...worked better for me)
     
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    The 4400 wasn't bad for me. I had it for a lil over 2yrs. If I go back, I would consider the lg 8100. I just hope cingular can get the problem fixed. Verizon phones are dull looking, have limited features, and cost alot. Their service is top notch though.
     
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    i think Bobo explained it well.
    Now i know of One Area which Does this During Peak Times.
    That's on JFK Blvd in front of Path Train station to the Theater in JERSEY CITY, NJ. After you pass this it's OK.
    This street is like sorrounded with at least 6 Tall Buildings.
    The other one is Inside St. Peter's College Mess Hall,
    also on JFK Blvd, Jersey City.
     
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    Yikes! The Newark/Jersey City area is horrible at peak times. I don't know how people can stand talking on the phone for a long time under such conditions.
     
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    I got a call this morning from a network engineer and he said that he thinks its a tower problem in my area. He mentioned that I may be picking up signal from t-mobile towers at times and that they will fix the issue soon. This kind of makes sence since my mom can never use her t-mobile phone in the building. Its worse than mine. The switching from 850 to 1900 sux!!!
     
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    Well, but the phone will not switch between T-Mobile and Cingular during an active call.
     
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    But it will switch from ATT GSM PCS to ATT 850.
     
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    Yes, absolutely. I should have made my self more clear ;)
     
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    That's correct. The only place where you can handoff an active call between Cingular and T-Mobile is at the Middlesex County border line.
     
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    Is that where one carrier's service ends and the other picks up? I guess that's great otherwise a lot of calls would be dropped.
     
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    Actually this is where the JV begins with Cingular/T-Mobile and where Cingular's (before the merger) 850 band ended & AT&T's 850 license started. I also found out when talking to a T-Mobile tech. today that Cingular kept alot of the 1900 spectrum here in North Jersey & NY when they sold the system to T-Mobile & if you notice T-Mobile is starting to remove the 3rd switching unit & antenna's from some of there sites because of this spectrum loss.
    This explained why a new T-Mobile site that went up near me only had 2 panels on it.
     
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    T-Mobile already removed its channels from the first 10Mhz of the "A" PCS block in many areas of North NJ. All control channels are being moved to the D block. However, I haven't seen Cingular starting to use anything in the A block yet. Cingular is getting 10Mhz from T-Mobile as a result of the Joint Venture dissolution.
     
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    Thanks for a better explanation then the service tech gave me.
     

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