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Discussion in 'Cell Tower Hunting Club' started by RobSaah, Jun 20, 2013.
How can you tell T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon antennas apart from each other?
You can't really tell just by looking at the antennas, unless you are familiar with who uses what kind of antennas exactly, and even that is difficult. Where I live there are 3 operators, and one of them owns the fixed-lines network, so I can usually tell which antennas belong to them because the other 2 operators usually have microwave dishes on them for backhaul.
As already mentioned, it's difficult to tell the players by their equipment alone. Now at AT&T is using Air 21 antennas, you can't assume that it's a T-Mobile site.
What I do is to look for the door/fence sign that give the NOC phone number. You can tell a lot about ownership from the signs.