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"A or B" side?

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

  1. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:11:19 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >I think AirTouch was created from a cellular unit of USWest, though, right?
    >and PacTel sold to USWest...


    Airtouch was in existance before USWest. USWest cellular sold their
    cellular license to Airtouch. Of course Airtouch became part of
    Verizon Wireless.

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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     
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    C C Guest

    "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:9ITFc.8557$kz.1716443@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > 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
    >
    >


    I also have a LG VX4500. A couple of weeks ago, I drove to the country to
    see. Twenty minutes of driving on the expressway, I noticed an icon
    blinking on the phone's symbols display. I pulled over in a rest area to
    see the glossary of symbols. That symbol was for roaming (the triangle
    icon). I decided not to use the phone because I may incur exurbitant
    roaming charges! When I reached my destination, the signal strength
    indicator showed full signal strength BUT the icon was still flashing.

    I decided to switch to System A and dialed *611! I was gonna ask the
    customer service rep "Can YOU hear me now?". BUT I didn't get the familiar
    VZW "Welcome to Verizon Wireless..." voice prompt. Instead, I got a live
    sexy sounding lady on the other end of the line saying "Sir, you are
    roaming! If you continue to use our system, we will bill your carrier,
    which in turn will bill you." I said I'm sorry, and hang up. I switched my
    phone back to system "B".

    When I got home I called customer service. The VZW rep said the flashing
    roaming icon indicates that I'm in an "Extended Network" and I can still use
    my phone free from roaming charges. The solid roaming icon, she said, is
    the one that indicates that I'm really in an area that is not served by VZW,
    and I will charged roaming when I use my phone when in this area.
     

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