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"A or B" side?

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

  1. 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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  2. 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.
    >
    >
     
  3. 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.
    >
    >
     
  4. Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    PCS.

    Bob wrote:

    > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location matters.
    > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier on
    > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
     
  5. Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    PCS.

    Bob wrote:

    > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location matters.
    > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier on
    > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
     
  6. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  7. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  8. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  9. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  10. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  11. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  12. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  13. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  14. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  15. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  16. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  17. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  18. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  19. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     
  20. HotRod

    HotRod Guest

    That is the result of Verizon buying PrimeCo here, which is a 1900 MHZ
    system.

    --
    All Email is scanned and
    declared Virus free by
    Norton System 2003
    "Jerome Zelinske" <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:TxbGc.5555$R36.1902@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Yes location matters. I don't about the NY area, but for SE
    > Wisc., the A side is USCellular and the B side is Cingular, verizon is
    > PCS.
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Is Verizon the "a" or "b"carrier? I'm in the NYC area if location

    matters.
    > > With my LG4500 not having analog, will I be able to get another carrier

    on
    > > "the other side" (whether it be the a or b side)? Just wondering.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >
    > >

    >
     

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