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"A or B" side?

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

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    On my VX4500 here in NYC if I go to Menu-9-3-1 (system selection) the menu
    choices are Home Only, Automatic A, Automatic B. One thing I didn't
    notice before was on top of all the choices it states "Home is B" When I
    first saw it I guess I thought it was telling me what was currently selected
    but no, it always tells me that B is my home side no matter what side I set
    the selection for. So for those with a VX4500 you can check here what side
    Verizon is on, the A or B.

    Bob
     



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  2. Bob

    Bob Guest

    On my VX4500 here in NYC if I go to Menu-9-3-1 (system selection) the menu
    choices are Home Only, Automatic A, Automatic B. One thing I didn't
    notice before was on top of all the choices it states "Home is B" When I
    first saw it I guess I thought it was telling me what was currently selected
    but no, it always tells me that B is my home side no matter what side I set
    the selection for. So for those with a VX4500 you can check here what side
    Verizon is on, the A or B.

    Bob
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Guest

    On my VX4500 here in NYC if I go to Menu-9-3-1 (system selection) the menu
    choices are Home Only, Automatic A, Automatic B. One thing I didn't
    notice before was on top of all the choices it states "Home is B" When I
    first saw it I guess I thought it was telling me what was currently selected
    but no, it always tells me that B is my home side no matter what side I set
    the selection for. So for those with a VX4500 you can check here what side
    Verizon is on, the A or B.

    Bob
     
  4. Bob

    Bob Guest

    On my VX4500 here in NYC if I go to Menu-9-3-1 (system selection) the menu
    choices are Home Only, Automatic A, Automatic B. One thing I didn't
    notice before was on top of all the choices it states "Home is B" When I
    first saw it I guess I thought it was telling me what was currently selected
    but no, it always tells me that B is my home side no matter what side I set
    the selection for. So for those with a VX4500 you can check here what side
    Verizon is on, the A or B.

    Bob
     
  5. Bob

    Bob Guest

    On my VX4500 here in NYC if I go to Menu-9-3-1 (system selection) the menu
    choices are Home Only, Automatic A, Automatic B. One thing I didn't
    notice before was on top of all the choices it states "Home is B" When I
    first saw it I guess I thought it was telling me what was currently selected
    but no, it always tells me that B is my home side no matter what side I set
    the selection for. So for those with a VX4500 you can check here what side
    Verizon is on, the A or B.

    Bob
     
  6. Bob

    Bob Guest

    On my VX4500 here in NYC if I go to Menu-9-3-1 (system selection) the menu
    choices are Home Only, Automatic A, Automatic B. One thing I didn't
    notice before was on top of all the choices it states "Home is B" When I
    first saw it I guess I thought it was telling me what was currently selected
    but no, it always tells me that B is my home side no matter what side I set
    the selection for. So for those with a VX4500 you can check here what side
    Verizon is on, the A or B.

    Bob
     
  7. Bob

    Bob Guest

    On my VX4500 here in NYC if I go to Menu-9-3-1 (system selection) the menu
    choices are Home Only, Automatic A, Automatic B. One thing I didn't
    notice before was on top of all the choices it states "Home is B" When I
    first saw it I guess I thought it was telling me what was currently selected
    but no, it always tells me that B is my home side no matter what side I set
    the selection for. So for those with a VX4500 you can check here what side
    Verizon is on, the A or B.

    Bob
     
  8. Bob

    Bob Guest

    On my VX4500 here in NYC if I go to Menu-9-3-1 (system selection) the menu
    choices are Home Only, Automatic A, Automatic B. One thing I didn't
    notice before was on top of all the choices it states "Home is B" When I
    first saw it I guess I thought it was telling me what was currently selected
    but no, it always tells me that B is my home side no matter what side I set
    the selection for. So for those with a VX4500 you can check here what side
    Verizon is on, the A or B.

    Bob
     
  9. Bob

    Bob Guest

    On my VX4500 here in NYC if I go to Menu-9-3-1 (system selection) the menu
    choices are Home Only, Automatic A, Automatic B. One thing I didn't
    notice before was on top of all the choices it states "Home is B" When I
    first saw it I guess I thought it was telling me what was currently selected
    but no, it always tells me that B is my home side no matter what side I set
    the selection for. So for those with a VX4500 you can check here what side
    Verizon is on, the A or B.

    Bob
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  13. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  16. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  17. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  19. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     
  20. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Sun, 04 Jul 2004 15:13:26 -0500, Steven J Sobol
    <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    >Easy. VZW consists of Bell Atlantic Mobile + AirTouch + GTE Wireless +
    >Primeco. AirTouch and GTE Wireless both had a presence in Cleveland. The
    >decision was made to flip AirTouch, which was A, and GTE (B-side) sold off
    >its Cleveland cellular network to Alltel.


    And this is hard for me to remember, because GTE (at the time) was not
    the dominant landline provider in NE Ohio. GTE, of course, got
    swallowed into Verizon (landline), and even so, Verizon only serves
    parts of this area as the ILEC...places like Medina County, etc.

    And to further complicate things, didn't AirTouch come out of Pacific
    Telephone at some point? ;) (Of course, Pacific Bell wasn't ever a
    landline provider HERE, but since all of the various telecom mergers,
    both areas - NE Ohio and California - are now served by what became
    Pacific Bell's successor company, SBC!)

    >No point to roam on Alltel if you're a VZW customer in Cleveland - the
    >footprint is pretty much identical. You CAN roam on Extended Network on
    >Alltel in Youngstown because Verizon isn't in Youngstown.


    I believe in the Triad area of NC (Greensboro, etc.), the Alltel
    network reaches more rural areas than the VZW network. I know I've
    personally landed on Alltel's Triad SID when leaving that area.

    That's why I said "unlikely" when pointing to the prospect of ending
    up "falling through" the PRL to Alltel's SID here in the
    Cleveland/Akron market. I've never had it happen. I know it's
    possible to land on a non-PRL SID that isn't NEG'ed out... my Nokia
    5185i has picked up U.S. Cellular's SID in Southwest Virginia right in
    the heart of VZW's SID 502 (Roanoke)...but that only happened when I
    was deep within the bowels of the Crossroads Mall shopping center in
    Roanoke, waiting at the DMV! The VZW signal went from weak to
    non-existent, and my phone picked up U.S. Cellular as a roaming
    carrier.

    Mike
     

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