I was at my friends house today, and someone in his family just got a new EV-DO phone, the LG 8100 i believe. The phone showed that they are in a EV-DO area at their house, but i'm a little confused as to if that is correct. Verizon claims that my village has EV coverage (11598), but the next village (11557) does not. As far as i knew, we share the same tower. The tower we share is an old monopole with both verizon and nextel on it. Here are 2 pictures of the tower. I would assume that the top set is Nextel, and the bottom set is Verizon because they are dual band. Those have been there as long as I remember, and never changed. Wouldnt these pannels be used as 800 AMPS and 800 CDMA. Where is this 1900 CDMA signal coming from. It's the only tower that is close enough for a 1900 signal to be used in my friends house. Now for part II: Every carrier has their tower in a 2 block area around this verizon site except t-mobile. I count 5 in total. That accounts for Verizon, Nextel, Sprint, and ATT. I can not figure out who the 5th carrier is. Could Verizon have set up a 2nd site right across the street to provide 1900 coverage instead of swaping out some pannels?