Welcome to Our WirelessAdvisor Community!

You are viewing our forums as a GUEST. Please join us so you can post and view all the pictures.
Registration is easy, fast and FREE!

Verizon freqs in Milwaukee Market

Discussion in 'Central US Wireless Forum' started by Northbound Wireless, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Northbound Wireless

    Northbound Wireless New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northeast WI
    My Phone:
    iDEN 7100 BB (old, but...
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint & Nextel
    I am in the process of trying to put in an in-building solution to help with my Verizon coverage at my house. I have a CSI BDA that boosts the B & E block but it didn't help my phone's reception. I checked the level at the interior antenna and it was -95db prior to me turning the amp on. When I turned the amp on I got ~ -60dB. This is telling me that my install is good, but the amp isn't boosting the right channels for my phone.

    My question is, what freqs does Verizon use in Milwaukee. Could it be in the cellular band (800 MHz)? If they are in the PCS (1900 MHz) freqs, what band do they use????
     
  2. charlyee

    charlyee Ultimate Insanity
    Super Moderator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Messages:
    9,895
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    135
    Likes Received:
    1,566
    Location:
    SE Wisconsin
    My Phone:
    iPhone X
    Wireless Provider(s):
    at&t/Airtel/Turkcell
    Verizon is PCS (1900) in Milwaukee, actually all of WI.

    Welcome to WA :)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. Northbound Wireless

    Northbound Wireless New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northeast WI
    My Phone:
    iDEN 7100 BB (old, but...
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint & Nextel
    Thanks for the quick response. You do not happen to know what band they are in do you? My BDA did amplify the B & E block, but yet his Verizon BB did not have better signal. Maybe he is roaming. Do we know who Verizon's preferred romaing partner is in Milwaukee? Maybe USCC.

    Thank you
     
  4. charlyee

    charlyee Ultimate Insanity
    Super Moderator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Messages:
    9,895
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    135
    Likes Received:
    1,566
    Location:
    SE Wisconsin
    My Phone:
    iPhone X
    Wireless Provider(s):
    at&t/Airtel/Turkcell
    Wirelessly posted (Treo 750: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.6) UP.Link/6.3.1.17.0)

    I don't know what band they are in, sorry.

    Yes Verizon's roaming partner in Milwaukee is USCC & they use cellular (800).

    Many of us force our phones to roam, since reception on USCC is far superior to what Verizon's is.

    Hope this helps :)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    #4 charlyee, Jun 25, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2008
  5. Northbound Wireless

    Northbound Wireless New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northeast WI
    My Phone:
    iDEN 7100 BB (old, but...
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint & Nextel
    They are 1900 B-band. I got it from a Verizon engineer. I will let you know he results from my "solution" tomorrow.
     
  6. spleck

    spleck Tool
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2002
    Messages:
    805
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    18
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Middle GA
    My Phone:
    iPhone 5 VZW
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon Wireless
    You can do a license search at wireless.fcc.gov. Select Advanced License Search, then Radio Service Code: CL for 850 and CW for 1900, then click "Geosearch" and select your county. That will return all the licenses in your market.

    Milwaukee County:
    Cell A = US Cellular
    Cell B = Milwaukee SMSA
    PCS A = Sprint (Wireless Co) / T-Mobile
    PCS B = Verizon Wireless
    PCS C = Milwaukee SMSA/Madison SMSA
    PCS D = US Cellular
    PCS E = T-Mobile
    PCS F = NextWave/Carroll WIreless
     
  7. Northbound Wireless

    Northbound Wireless New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northeast WI
    My Phone:
    iDEN 7100 BB (old, but...
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint & Nextel
    Thanks!

    The problem I am having is that the signal we are trying to amp up is too low. The best I can get is -95 with the current setup. :mad:
     

Share This Page

Copyright 1997-2018 Wireless Advisor™, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
WirelessAdvisor.com is not associated by ownership or membership with any cellular, PCS or wireless service provider companies and is not meant to be an endorsement of any company or service. Some links on these pages may be paid advertising or paid affiliate programs.

Positive SSL
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice