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"A or B" side?

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

  1. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     



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  2. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  3. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  4. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  5. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  6. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  7. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  8. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  9. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  10. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  11. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  12. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  13. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  14. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  15. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  16. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  17. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  18. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  19. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     
  20. Hollis Ellis

    Hollis Ellis Guest

    Here in Southeast Virginia, its just reverse. Alltel is the 'A' carrier
    and Verizon is the 'B' carrier, however, Alltel is NOT in the Verizon
    PRL here either.

    Mike wrote:
    > On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 14:30:59 GMT, Dave <davids1955@earthlink.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I believe A/B side was originally when analog only cellular came out.
    >>The B side was usually the "wireline" phone company and A side was the
    >>other. With mergers and acquisitions this may not always be the case now
    >>though.

    >
    >
    > Here, VZW is the A side carrier (Cleveland/Akron/Canton, OH) and
    > Alltel is the B side carrier. I'm not entirely sure how that ended up
    > that way, likely through various acquisitions...so many cell phone
    > companies have changed hands, that likely nearly everywhere, you can't
    > say "A" is x-type of company and "B" is another type.
    >
    > Just because another company is on the other "A/B" side, doesn't mean
    > you can access it. VZW does not have Alltel in its PRL here in the
    > Cleveland/Akron area...and the phone will go to the PRL before
    > anything. About the only way you could really get Alltel is forcing
    > your phone to the B side, and I'm not even sure that would work if
    > there was a usable VZW signal on the A side. If you were within
    > Alltel's B side Cleveland/Akron coverage, and not within VZW's
    > (unlikely), it may dump into Alltel.
    >
    > This isn't the case in all markets with A/B "cellular" carriers. In
    > Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC, Alltel's system IS in
    > friendly roam status for VZW users.
    >
    > Mike
     

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