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Nearest tower to my location

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by mikeinkaty, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. mikeinkaty

    mikeinkaty New Member

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    Using Cellreception.com shows a SBC Tower LLC. tower about 4 miles from my location. Are they affiliated with AT&T??

    The AT&T tower location web site says nothing about this tower. The nearest tower to my location according to AT&T is 11 miles away. Could that be right? I generally never show more than 2 bars at my location.

    Does AT&T generally run their towers at max allow power? Could I get better reception by them simply increasing power. Can they increase power directionally?
     
  2. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    SBC Tower is a company that owns and manages towers that they then lease out space to carriers. Any (or no) carrier could be on that tower. The only way to know for sure who is on it is to go and look whos equipment is there.
    The AT&T tower site will only show physical towers owned by AT&T that are available for co-location to other carriers.
    Nearly all sites use direction antennas rather than omni-directional.
     
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