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"A or B" side?

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

  1. 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
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  2. JW

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    "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.
     
  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
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > --
    > 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. 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.
     
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    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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    "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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    "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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    "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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    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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