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My tower broke today

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by ace41690, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. ace41690

    ace41690 Junior Member
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    So theres a sprint tower on my campus, therfore, i always have awsome service:browani:, even in basements. Today I was on the phone and my call dropped. I was like wtf, that never happens. I looked at my phone and i had 1bar and then it went up to about 3 (i usually always have 5). So i'm assuming the tower spontaneously combusted and I lost service until my phone decided to connect to a different tower, further away. Also I suddenly had no service in the basement where I normally have 3 or 4 bars while nobody else with other providers ever has service. Now everything seems to be back to normal, but does what the hell happened? :mad:
     
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    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Temporary cell site outage. Happened to me at my local cell site just 2 weeks ago. My outage lasted for 4 days before they got it fixed. But since I have an Airave it didn't really matter unless I left the house while on a call.
     
  3. ace41690

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    Ok its happeing again, like right now. Where i normally have -80 dBm on my blackberry I have -110dBm to no coverage. Whats weird is it is like the EXACT same time of day. Arrgghhh I'm starting to get pissed off
     
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    Also, I heard a rumor that they were going to get rid of the tower? The guy I talked to didn't seem like he knew what he was talking about at all though. Would Sprint ever just remove a tower like that? Its a heavily used tower considering its on a campus, a lot of students have sprint and most of the staff does as well because sprint cut a deal with the college when they built the tower.

    The only reason I still stick with Sprint is because I get the best reception here, if they take this tower away they can kiss my @$$ goodbye (Verizon is really leaps and bounds ahead of them in CT now), my contract is almost up for renewal anyway...
     
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  6. ace41690

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    sigh... its miraculously working again:loony:... Its like someone is up there flipping switches. (but theres not, I looked)

    Thanks for the number, it says I should try reg support first, if it keeps happening I will, but I don't have the time to talk to them right now. I have a feeling that all regular support would tell me is "we don't guarantee service inside buildings" or sometihng stupid, and then I would have to call the executive one anyway.
     
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    A very similar issue happened to me, actually. randomly, for a few days, my local tower was going up and down constantly, in periods of time, but not full time, unpredictably. A call to that number solved my issue real fast.
     
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  8. larry

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    No chance would they remove a tower without a replacement, especially on or near a campus where service to thousands of people could potentially be at stake.
     
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    Maybe there's maintenance going on at the tower. That might explain inconsistent functionality.
     

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