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Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Bob, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

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  2. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  3. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  4. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  5. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  6. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  7. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  8. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  9. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  10. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  11. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  12. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  13. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  14. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  15. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  16. David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >
    > You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    > three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.


    That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    the companies involed, through all of the changes.

    Ironically, in Cleveland in the early to mid 90s, before Ameritech built
    out their own network, they were a GTE reseller... :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  17. David S

    David S Guest

    On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 01:19:40 -0500, Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net>
    chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    everything:

    >David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >>> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >>
    >> You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    >> three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.

    >
    >That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    >the companies involed, through all of the changes.


    So do/was/am I. (That is, I started with Ameritech, not Primeco.) (Before I
    got Ameritech, I looked at Primeco, but something turned me off about it.)

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "The policeman is not here to create disorder. The policeman is here to
    preserve disorder." - former Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley
     
  18. David S

    David S Guest

    On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 01:19:40 -0500, Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net>
    chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    everything:

    >David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >>> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >>
    >> You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    >> three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.

    >
    >That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    >the companies involed, through all of the changes.


    So do/was/am I. (That is, I started with Ameritech, not Primeco.) (Before I
    got Ameritech, I looked at Primeco, but something turned me off about it.)

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "The policeman is not here to create disorder. The policeman is here to
    preserve disorder." - former Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley
     
  19. David S

    David S Guest

    On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 01:19:40 -0500, Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net>
    chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    everything:

    >David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >>> in Chicago. Ameritech
    >>>ended up selling the network to GTE who continued to market it under the
    >>>Ameritech name for a while, and then GTE was folded into Verizon. They
    >>>couldn't keep both GTE and AirTouch in Cleveland, nor were they allowed
    >>>to keep both GTE and Primeco in Chicago.

    >>
    >> You may be right about the marketing; I don't remember. But approximately
    >> three of my monthly bills were paid to GTE.

    >
    >That's from a friend of mine who lives in Chicago and was a customer of
    >the companies involed, through all of the changes.


    So do/was/am I. (That is, I started with Ameritech, not Primeco.) (Before I
    got Ameritech, I looked at Primeco, but something turned me off about it.)

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "The policeman is not here to create disorder. The policeman is here to
    preserve disorder." - former Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley
     
  20. On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 05:04:31 GMT, David S
    <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:

    >I know Ameritech had a license there, maybe on only one island. Logic would
    >suggest that Cingular now has it, but logic tends to lose out in the real
    >world of mergers, swaps, and more mergers.


    I remember now...

    Kauai: Ameritech -> Cingular -> AT&T
    Oahu: Honolulu Cellular (BellSouth, may have been McCaw at one time)
    -> AT&T

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     

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