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Service in Penn Station

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Yankees368, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Was just in the city today, and man was it hot! Waiting for the F train was hell! Anywayyy. I was in Penn station and noticed something strange today. In a train at platform level for the LIRR, I was recieving a -56 dB Sprint signal. Since when did Sprint install repeaters down there? I never remember having more than 1 bar or leaked coverage from the level above.

    I also noticed that in the east river tunnels, Verizon CDMA service has declined. A large portion of the tunnel we used on the way back had no service, the rest was at 1 bar. The tunnel on the way to the city had 1 for most of the ride.

    Anyone know if there is any GSM service down there?
     
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  2. NJ_Pubcrawler

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    Didn't the Port Authority recently shut down several underground repeaters under the Hudson river? Maybe the sudden drop in service you noticed is related.
     
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    Yes after the London Bombing, the NY Tunnels' cell service was shut off.
     
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    I've noticed weak signals on my VZW phones in the tunnels ever since the London bombings as well. I am sure it is related to the PA altering service signals. As for Penn Station and VZW, my signal strength is great as long as I am not on a subway platform.
     
  5. Yankees368

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    There was still enough service in the east river tunnels to make and recieve calls. These repeaters were not shut down.
     
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    Whenever I've been in the Amtrak/NJ Rail waiting area (i.e. under the big board) my Sprint service has always been very spotty. Always struggling to hold a signal. Never could figure out why. :confused:
     
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    Welcome to Wireless Advisor! Over in that area, I have also seen that my phone dosent work well. That goes the same for the LIRR waiting area. I actually found the best service to be at track level.
     
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    LIRR platform i get like 2 bars...but cutting service in the tunnels? wouldnt that be bad if something were to happen? cant make phone calls or anything?
     
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    I did read that, but I believe that only applies to tunnels for cars. If I am correct, Amtrak actually ownes the east river tunnes that the LIRR uses, so the MTA and Port Authority would have no control over those repeaters.
     
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