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whopperkaraoke 5 posts  |  Last Activity: May 1, 2014 8:58 AM Member since: Nov 12, 2008
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  • whopperkaraoke whopperkaraoke May 1, 2014 8:58 AM Flag

    No problem Ekos, you would actually be amazed at what elevating your phone or Z-boost just 8' higher will do for reception. I used to have to set my phone on a tree branch and use my headset while splicing wires and talking to the test centers for results. I worked in the rolling hills of my state and when AT&T opted to lease towers in higher (more strategic locations) I noticed higher wasn't always better for the customer because the signal would shoot over the valleys of those hills. I also noticed that being too close (with-in 500') to the tower wasn't helpful in the rural areas because the towers didn't really overlap like in the metro areas. I wasn't a cell tech but worked hand-in-hand with them daily. I provided all of the cell providers in our area with their T1 or fiber lines. They dealt with the equipment that done the magic for their company.

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  • whopperkaraoke whopperkaraoke Apr 30, 2014 10:34 AM Flag

    OK, that wasn't really the direction I was taking with my original post, but we can take a detour. I know a little about cell technology, but I've been away from business for a couple of years. And I never worked for VZ so I can't guess what they may have done. But, before I retired AT&T was doing a lot of upgrades in our area. 3G/4G/ LTE stuff. I started getting complaints from the locals because the "upgrades" where messing with everybody reception. As it turned out, it wasn't because the upgraded had a weaker signal, it was because as we were upgrading we were also turning down some of the towers that were no longer in strategic locations. This caused the customers in the areas behind large hills to have spotty service. So I have to wonder if VZ hasn't done something similar in your case. We eventually resolved the issue by overlapping coverage again. But when big corporation decisions happen, it's slow. And in my opinion, it was detrimental to our business. Those customers had already moved to a new carrier. Good luck on your repeater idea, I've seen it work in hospitals and malls.

  • Yet wants to taunt AT&T. I just read an article that Netflix is paying Comcast for better streaming speeds, and struck a deal with VZ. Yet all they can do is call AT&T cheaters for double dipping in the ISP market. Then in the same breath tell the media that they will be raising the rates for their services. It seems like just a year ago Netflix doubled their rates to cover the cost of better internet. Where did that money go? I still have poor streaming from NETFLIX.

  • whopperkaraoke by whopperkaraoke Apr 24, 2014 11:31 AM Flag

    TMUS took the $4 billion T gave them and passed it on to the consumer. It's a short term affect on earnings for VZ and T. But in the end TMUS won't be able to keep up the assult. But it will do is give people an chance to try out other carriers. And with VZ poor numbers today the dividend seekers will end up coming back to T until the next numbers come out. T is still on a profitable track and undervalued in my mind. It confuses me how everytime AT&T supports or partners up with someone, the T price goes down and the new partners price goes up, but everybody keeps putting AT&T stock down as if it were poison to the market.

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