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"A or B" side?

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

  1. David S

    David S Guest

    On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 07:58:17 -0400, "George" <george@nospam.invalid> chose
    to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

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

    >> 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.


    Last week, I was on a train going up the bank of the Mississippi River in
    Iowa (and a bit of Minnesota). My 4400, when it didn't say Searching For
    Service, would either show a channel number or AMPS B, and at least once
    AMPS A (which was solid roaming). There were several SIDs, some of them
    from across the river in Wisconsin.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "You better do something, you idiot, because in ten minutes you're going to
    have two hundred tons of locomotive smashing through Central Station on its
    way to Marshall Field's!" - the Chief
     



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  2. David S

    David S Guest

    On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 07:58:17 -0400, "George" <george@nospam.invalid> chose
    to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

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

    >> 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.


    Last week, I was on a train going up the bank of the Mississippi River in
    Iowa (and a bit of Minnesota). My 4400, when it didn't say Searching For
    Service, would either show a channel number or AMPS B, and at least once
    AMPS A (which was solid roaming). There were several SIDs, some of them
    from across the river in Wisconsin.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "You better do something, you idiot, because in ten minutes you're going to
    have two hundred tons of locomotive smashing through Central Station on its
    way to Marshall Field's!" - the Chief
     
  3. David S

    David S Guest

    On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 07:58:17 -0400, "George" <george@nospam.invalid> chose
    to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

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

    >> 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.


    Last week, I was on a train going up the bank of the Mississippi River in
    Iowa (and a bit of Minnesota). My 4400, when it didn't say Searching For
    Service, would either show a channel number or AMPS B, and at least once
    AMPS A (which was solid roaming). There were several SIDs, some of them
    from across the river in Wisconsin.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "You better do something, you idiot, because in ten minutes you're going to
    have two hundred tons of locomotive smashing through Central Station on its
    way to Marshall Field's!" - the Chief
     
  4. David S

    David S Guest

    On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 07:58:17 -0400, "George" <george@nospam.invalid> chose
    to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

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

    >> 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.


    Last week, I was on a train going up the bank of the Mississippi River in
    Iowa (and a bit of Minnesota). My 4400, when it didn't say Searching For
    Service, would either show a channel number or AMPS B, and at least once
    AMPS A (which was solid roaming). There were several SIDs, some of them
    from across the river in Wisconsin.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "You better do something, you idiot, because in ten minutes you're going to
    have two hundred tons of locomotive smashing through Central Station on its
    way to Marshall Field's!" - the Chief
     
  5. David S

    David S Guest

    On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 07:58:17 -0400, "George" <george@nospam.invalid> chose
    to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

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

    >> 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.


    Last week, I was on a train going up the bank of the Mississippi River in
    Iowa (and a bit of Minnesota). My 4400, when it didn't say Searching For
    Service, would either show a channel number or AMPS B, and at least once
    AMPS A (which was solid roaming). There were several SIDs, some of them
    from across the river in Wisconsin.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "You better do something, you idiot, because in ten minutes you're going to
    have two hundred tons of locomotive smashing through Central Station on its
    way to Marshall Field's!" - the Chief
     
  6. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  7. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  8. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  9. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  10. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  11. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  12. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  13. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  14. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  15. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  16. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  17. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  18. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  19. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     
  20. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <10egpu1of2u133b@corp.supernews.com>,
    Jeff P. <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote:
    >Also, you make no sense to mention GTE/Verizon or Cellular One / AT&T
    >without referencing WHERE you are talking about. Cellular One is still in
    >business. They still operate the A band where I live. But, many of Cellular
    >One's systems were sold off to various companies. Some Cellular One systems
    >even went to Verizon. They didn't ALL go to AT&T like you mentioned. Also in
    >this area Verizon took over Airtouch, not GTE.


    "Cellular One" is not a wireless provider; it is a franchise name, which
    many unrelated wireless companies licensed and operated under that name.
    Which means that "Cellular One" in one region is a completely different
    company than "Cellular One" in another.

    Actually, Verizon Wireless did not "take over" GTE and Airtouch; their
    parent companies merged (in the case of GTE) and/or spun off their
    wireless subsidiaries (in the case of Vodaphone/Airtouch) to form
    Verizon Wireless.
     

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