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Why Does my Verizon Service get awful coverage in Boston, MA

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by JoeCucc, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. JoeCucc

    JoeCucc New Member

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    I've had Verison service for 3 years now, with the same phone, a Star Tac Digital (can't remeber model). I signed up for regional service when I lived in NJ, and since moving to Boston, it's been poor. There are a vfew variables that could be causing the lack of service and I was hoping soemone could help me pinpoint the problem.

    1.) Is Verizon good service in Boston, MA? Based on previous posts, sounds fine.
    2.) Would the fact that I initiated teh service in NJ and now lived in Boston, MA, have any impact on is sub-par performance? (It's a regional Plan from DC to Maine)
    3.) Would it have anything to do with my phone being 3 years old? (I replaced the batery about 1 year ago)

    I always have it coverting to analog whenever I go indoors (65% of time). When I try to call then it doesn't ring and 30 seconds later makes an annoying noise (Beep, Beep, Beep...)

    I need to switch gears here but acnnot find any suubstantive info to point me in the right direction - Is Verison a good plan in Ma, should I just get a new phone, Is my NJ phone number causing havoc....?

    Please advise,

    Thanks,
     
  2. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    Have Verizon update the PRL and software on the phone that might help you out. If not then consider getting a new phone. Verizon should work a lot better then that, especially in a major city.
     
  3. Mooby

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    Verizon has worked great for a friend of mine and myself in Boston. He's on an America's Choice plan with a Motorola V120c and I'm using FreeUp with a Kyocera 2135. Always managed to get decent clarity and signal. My guess is that the phone is the weak link.
     
  4. Guest

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    Certain neighborhoods in Boston have terrible reception, usually due to NIMBY's. I know there are quite a few holes in West Roxbury and Chestnut Hill. Overall, Verizon has the best Boston coverage in my experience.

    I agree with trying the PRL update as a first line of action. Either take the phone to a Verizon store, or dial *228.
     
  5. MVL

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    Certain neighborhoods in Boston have terrible reception for all providers, usually due to NIMBY's. I know there are quite a few holes in West Roxbury and Chestnut Hill. Overall, Verizon has the best Boston coverage in my experience.

    I agree with trying the PRL update as a first line of action. Either take the phone to a Verizon store, or dial *228.

    -MVL
     

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