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"A or B" side?

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

  1. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     



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  2. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  3. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  4. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  5. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  6. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  7. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  8. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  9. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  10. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  11. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  12. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  13. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  14. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  15. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  16. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  17. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  18. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  19. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     
  20. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "Evan Platt" <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote in message
    news:gq9ge0db9i84f9sh6vu6o4aqqslmbbu1n4@4ax.com...
    > 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.

    >
    > B was in fact used for Analog, however your statement about wireline
    > isn't correct. B was GTE / now Verizon, A was cellular one, now AT&T.
    >
    > Evan


    What the heck are you talking about?! A/B side refers to the radio band. It
    has nothing to do with whether it is analog or digital transmission within
    those frequencies.

    In any given market area (one or more counties usually), the FCC gave 800
    MHz cellular licenses to two companies. The B-side of the band was primarely
    given to the baby "Bell" operating companies, or whatever the traditional
    land-line phone company was in the area. The A-side of the band was given to
    an Alternate company, one that didn't operate a local land-line phone
    company.

    Eventually as you mentioned, companies merged with each other and we ended
    up with some companies owning the A-band license in certain areas and the
    B-side license in others. In yet other areas, some companies now own PCS
    licenses (1900 Mhz instead of 800 MHz)

    Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.

    -Jeff
     

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