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Metro PCS decommissioning

Discussion in 'Cell Tower Hunting Club' started by Day5InJanuary, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Day5InJanuary

    Day5InJanuary Junior Member
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    today I visited 3 local old Metro sites. All 3 locations have been shut down. The cabinets were removed however the Metro antenna's are still on the tower. Another thing I noticed was the cables that ran to the metro equipment on the ground are just hanging freely. Is T-Mobile ever going to completely clean up the old Metro equipment? Sprint took care of removing all the NEXTEL in one day.
     
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    Any pictures of that?
     
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    It really depends. Normally, when a cellular operator signs a tower lease, they stipulate decommissioning, ie: specifically, that when they leave the tower, they have to take everything with them. It could be that they agreed antennas could be left up, in case another operator wants to re-use them. Or maybe they will be removed later? (Removing the base-station doesn't require people certified to climb towers)
     
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  4. Day5InJanuary

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    That makes complete sense Radio, because today the Metro antennas were removed. You called it! Im sure the crew who climbs the tower got the call to remove the equipment.
     

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