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Small Carriers

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Guest

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    I know there are a handfull of small Cell carriers out there, and i'm wondering if anybody knows any alternatives to the big carriers in the DC metro area or the NYC metro areas?? I'm assuming that the smaller carriers just resell the major networks, right? Are they cheaper?

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  2. Matt

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    I'm not aware of any smaller carriers in either of those areas....they probably couldn't afford the licenses.
     
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    I dont know of any for that area either

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    I looked on the net and for both areas I found nothing but major carriers serving those cities.
     
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    There are a few small carriers that run pre-paid service.

    There is just one small carrier that, is fairly close to NYC, and runs a regular service and they use their own towers. They are "Sussex Cellular" in sussex county, NJ. They run off of TDMA signals.
     
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    Northcoast PCS will be in New York soon, I use the service here in Cleveland and I like it. I was in New Rochelle a couple of weeks ago, and their network is up and running, and if you call one of the numbers they have assigned to them you get a Northcoast recording so it wont be long before they start selling there. They are an unlimited pre-paid service.
     
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    Nobody wants to deal with Sussex Cellular because they think they own the entire US. I wonde how they stay in business.

    Coalminer, do you know what technology/band Northcoast PCS uses? If they come to NYC, I think they will share the system with Sprint PCS.
     
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    I believe Northcoast PCS uses CDMA 1900 Mhz.
     
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    Yes, they are CDMA they own the F block, if you take a Sprint or Verizon tri-mode phone and dial *22807 you will connect to their system. By the way the sid for up there is 5890.
     
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    So that means they'll have their own towers?
     
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  11. Guest

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    some of their own, and definalely some shared towers
     
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    As far as I know Northcoast will use all of their own towers, they dont share any here in Cleveland.
     

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