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Great Lakes of Iowa Phone lineup updated :)

Discussion in 'All Other Wireless Companies' started by agentHibby, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. agentHibby

    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    The Great Lakes of Iowa (a baby Cellular One) has updated there phone lineup for the fall 2005.
    here is the link
     
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    That's not all that bad. I am actually surprised at their good variety of some good phones, like Nokias and the Moto V710.
     
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  4. agentHibby

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    I am sure great lakes of Iowa have to pay out alot of money in roaming fees since they have 1 mid size market.
     
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    Hmmmm, must be tough for them, then, being in Midwest Wireless' back yard.

    But you'd think that being part of CellOne would count for something besides just having a few local towers.
     
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    Now is Great Lakes /CellOne now part of Alltel? I'm wondering if this provider was part of "western wireless", which was bought out by Alltel.
     
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    They are still the Great Lakes of Iowa D/B/A Cellular One.

    Alltel only bought Western Wireless.

    Great Lakes of Iowa is alive and well. I don't know if any other company owns them. They own a GSM PCS network called Siouxland PCS.
    If you look at this map where you see a network that connects Nebraska Iowa and Minnesota up in the northwest quadrant of Iowa is Siouxland PCS.
    [​IMG]
    I don't see this company leaving anytime soon.
    If Great Lakes of Iowa is partly owned by Iowa Networking Services (INS), I doubt we will see the sale of the Great Lakes of Iowa. I know US Cellular and Alltel would be after it.
     
  8. Kay Lonning

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    Siouxland Pcs: a sub company of Great Lakes of Iowa,Inc Was sold to Long Lines, LLC, Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054. on or about 10/24/2005. according to thier FCC license ULS Application 0002355161.
    Great Lakes of Iowa sold off thier only means to keep thier heads above
    Water. About 60 days ago they gave all the employees the "warn" a Federal government law that says" if you are planning a complete buy out or going bankrupt you have to give all the employees 60 day warning"
    Which they did. The Selling of Siouxland Pcs is Just the tip Iceberg so to say
    Thier Employees are Are running around completely scared about thier jobs.
    If you want more information about this Then go to FCC licensel
    page online and put Great Lakes of Iowa,Inc or Siouxland Pcs in thier search box. Kay
     
  9. agentHibby

    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    Long Lines in the this current deal is getting all the Siouxland PCS licenses. This is only for the liceneses for Sioux City BTA.

    If the rest of Siouxland PCS gets sold then they will probably sell the Cellular network.

    If that is true then Alltel or US Cellular will probably pick the cellular network up.
     
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    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    I guess Long Lines is now buying all of the Great Lakes of Iowa.
     
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    Very Interesting
     
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    From what I hear the extra personnel was released from Great lakes and the rest are quite happy. Wouldn't pay to much attention to Lonning, Bankruptcy was never considered or announced.
     

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