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"A or B" side?

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

  1. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     



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  2. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  3. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  4. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  5. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  6. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  7. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  8. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  9. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  10. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  11. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  12. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  13. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  14. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  15. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  16. On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 10:57:49 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Verizon Wireless in Nashville was formerly GTE and therefore would be B.


    Nope.

    Cingular (BellSouth) is B-side 850 in Nashville; VZW (McCaw dba
    CellOne -> Contel dba CellOne -> GTE dba CellOne -> GTE -> VZW) is
    A-side 850.

    (Same is true for Chattanooga and Memphis. B-side 850 in Knoxville is
    USCC and not Cingular, though, since TDS, which has landline business
    in suburbs of Knoxville, owns most of USCC and so USCC was able to get
    the B-side license back in the day.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune
     
  17. George

    George Guest

    "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:S66dndteZMex-nXdRVn-uw@adelphia.com...
    >
    > "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
    > >

    > A & B just refer to the old designations for the incumbent (wired) carrier
    > and the wireless carrier on the original 800 MHz analog cell systems. If
    > you were using an analog phone in NYC on VZW it would list "B" as the
    > serving system. But even though A & B are analog designations my bill

    always
    > lists the digital calls I make in NYC as "New York/B".



    Correction, A& B are not analog designations but are the groups of channels
    that each carrier has.


    >
    > Since your digital phone is CDMA the only other system your phone can use

    is
    > Sprint which is neither A or B and is digital only PCS.
    >
    > BTW, I also have a vx4500 and don't view digital only as being an issue.
    >
    >
     
  18. George

    George Guest

    "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:S66dndteZMex-nXdRVn-uw@adelphia.com...
    >
    > "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
    > >

    > A & B just refer to the old designations for the incumbent (wired) carrier
    > and the wireless carrier on the original 800 MHz analog cell systems. If
    > you were using an analog phone in NYC on VZW it would list "B" as the
    > serving system. But even though A & B are analog designations my bill

    always
    > lists the digital calls I make in NYC as "New York/B".



    Correction, A& B are not analog designations but are the groups of channels
    that each carrier has.


    >
    > Since your digital phone is CDMA the only other system your phone can use

    is
    > Sprint which is neither A or B and is digital only PCS.
    >
    > BTW, I also have a vx4500 and don't view digital only as being an issue.
    >
    >
     
  19. George

    George Guest

    "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:S66dndteZMex-nXdRVn-uw@adelphia.com...
    >
    > "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
    > >

    > A & B just refer to the old designations for the incumbent (wired) carrier
    > and the wireless carrier on the original 800 MHz analog cell systems. If
    > you were using an analog phone in NYC on VZW it would list "B" as the
    > serving system. But even though A & B are analog designations my bill

    always
    > lists the digital calls I make in NYC as "New York/B".



    Correction, A& B are not analog designations but are the groups of channels
    that each carrier has.


    >
    > Since your digital phone is CDMA the only other system your phone can use

    is
    > Sprint which is neither A or B and is digital only PCS.
    >
    > BTW, I also have a vx4500 and don't view digital only as being an issue.
    >
    >
     
  20. George

    George Guest

    "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:S66dndteZMex-nXdRVn-uw@adelphia.com...
    >
    > "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
    > >

    > A & B just refer to the old designations for the incumbent (wired) carrier
    > and the wireless carrier on the original 800 MHz analog cell systems. If
    > you were using an analog phone in NYC on VZW it would list "B" as the
    > serving system. But even though A & B are analog designations my bill

    always
    > lists the digital calls I make in NYC as "New York/B".



    Correction, A& B are not analog designations but are the groups of channels
    that each carrier has.


    >
    > Since your digital phone is CDMA the only other system your phone can use

    is
    > Sprint which is neither A or B and is digital only PCS.
    >
    > BTW, I also have a vx4500 and don't view digital only as being an issue.
    >
    >
     

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