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"A or B" side?

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

  1. "B" Side.

    http://www.mountainwireless.com/uscellmap.htm

    Scotty


    "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
    >
    >
     



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  2. "B" Side.

    http://www.mountainwireless.com/uscellmap.htm

    Scotty


    "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
    >
    >
     
  3. "B" Side.

    http://www.mountainwireless.com/uscellmap.htm

    Scotty


    "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
    >
    >
     
  4. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  5. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  6. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  7. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  8. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  9. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  10. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  11. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  12. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  13. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  14. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  15. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  16. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  17. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  18. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  19. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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  20. 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.


    Verizon Wireless used to be Bell Atlantic Mobile in New York, so they'd
    be B side.

    Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles was formerly AirTouch and would be A.

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

    Depends on where you are and which company Verizon Wireless bought in your
    area. In my hometown, AirTouch flipped to VZW and GTE, which also served
    the area, went away - their network was sold to Alltel. AirTouch was the
    "alternate" carrier, thus they were A side, and GTE Wireless was the
    carrier owned by the landline company and thus was B side.

    A/B doesn't matter anymore in areas where there are digital signals. The
    Preferred Roaming List dictates which networks your phone will work on.


    > 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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