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"A or B" side?

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

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    wrote:

    >I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >though.


    Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.

    Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.

    This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    friendly roam status for VZW users.

    Mike
     



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  2. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    wrote:

    >I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >though.


    Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.

    Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.

    This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    friendly roam status for VZW users.

    Mike
     
  3. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
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    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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.
     
  18. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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.
     
  19. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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.
     
  20. JW

    JW Guest

    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:lOydnfcxi8lgtXXdRVn-vA@lmi.net...
    > Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    > > The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    > > other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    > > though.

    >
    > Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    > be B side.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.


    Actually Steven, VZW in Los Angeles was orginally PacTel and is the the B
    side. What became AT&T is the A side. In 1994 if I remeber correctly PacTel
    spun off it cellular unit and it became AirTouch.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.
    >
    > Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    > area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    > the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    > "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    > carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.
    >
    > A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    > Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.
    >
    >
    > > Bob wrote:
    > >> Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > >> With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > >> "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >>
    > >> Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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.
     

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