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Verizon Holes around Philly,time to bail?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Jerro, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. Jerro

    Jerro Bronze Senior Member
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    Good point, hope to hear from more Cingular users in that regard.
     
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    zamboni77 Supreme CadGuru
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    pretty good coverage- everyone I work with has cingular or att except for 4 of us (out of 17).
    Were verizon may have no coverage cingular does and vice versa- I travel the blue route to philly frequently and haven't had a problem but by villanova five yrs ago cingular had a better signal.

    By the way everyone who had att at work said they are getting the bs about having to pay an activation fee to switch to cingular. Each had it waived after dealing with supervisors. Why would cingular risk possibly alienating customers they picked up in the merger?
    was this covered in another thread?
     
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    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
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    They supposedly dropped the upgrade or activation fee for anyone that migrated over, last month before that it was $18.00 & $18.00 per line on a family plan, that stinks that people are still trying to get that out of the customers, either that or they don't read or get the training that it was removed.
    At least they were able to talk to the supervisor & get it waived.
     
  4. Jerro

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    Interesting getting on (south) the Blue Route at Plymouth Meeting and between Conshohocken and the Route 30 exit,I almost always get dropped on VZW. Its an "known" problem area. Same for Merion Pa. on Montgomery ave. Cingular works T. Mobile works, VzW is spotty
     
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    I never noticed it in that area
    I will be traveling to philly in the next week or two- If I do I can spend some time driving around the city checking out signal strength- keep in mind I have a treo and the bars seem to be lower than with my previous phone (in general not just around philly)
     
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    Were you in test mode when driving the area, If so I was wondering what
    -Db you were getting or did you go by bars?
     
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    went by bars which always said two on the treo 650- which seemed a bit better than my lg4500...kind of hard to keep track during rush hour trying to merge on the Schuylkill
     
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    This is one of the reasons I am no longer an RF engineer, I was sick of working for Companies going out of business and the Money was so so. My pay Unix Systems Admin is much better. But I do miss sometimes working outdoors, building MV links, and setting up TX/RX cavity filters, preselectors.

    I worked for Verizon for a while as a non union Network Engineer for
    Verizon Enterprise Solutions Group, supporting Blue Cross. It was not a great place to work. Moral was pretty low.
     
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  9. Jerro

    Jerro Bronze Senior Member
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    Since you mentioned Blue Cross, was that in Phila.?
     
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