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ATT vs. Verizon - ATT Rant!

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by * * Chas, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     



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  2. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  7. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  8. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  9. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  10. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  11. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  12. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  13. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  14. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  15. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  16. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  17. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  18. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  19. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  20. That's pathetic. The most populated areas (East coast and West) AT&T seems a
    bit rough. You'd think those areas would be worked on first and taken care
    of.

    "* * Chas" <dnafutz@aol.spam.com> wrote in message
    news:YNrAc.74193$Hh1.59769@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com...
    > "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > news:iq92d0t6quqfkq1ev3dj55bg6kh6l9sg66@4ax.com...
    > > "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote:

    > <snip>
    >
    > I travel all over the US and up into Canada. I'm on the road
    > about 2-3 weeks a month.
    >
    > I've had AT&T Cellular in one form or another since 1996.
    > Back in the late 80's and early 90's my Cellular phone bills
    > used to be around $1000 a month.
    >
    > Before the advent of AT&T coast to coast service, I had 3
    > AT&T accounts to avoid heavy roaming charges on the West
    > Coast: one for Nevada, one for Oregon, one for Washington
    > plus Cellular1 for California. (Cellular1 was always
    > partially owned by AT&T)
    >
    > I live in the Bay Area with a clear view of downtown Oakland
    > and San Francisco. AT&T goes to ROAM while I'm sitting at my
    > desk. I loose up to 25% - 30% of my connections at home.
    > AT&T service is even worse in Southern CA.
    >
    > AT&T coverage sucks throughout most of the West Coast, same
    > thing for the East Coast. The coverage in the middle of the
    > country is generally pretty good.
    >
    > I have several Nokia 6160 phones. They work great in other
    > parts of the US and Canada so it's probably not my phones.
    >
    > The lame excuse I've heard for the poor service in
    > California is because of all of the hills! BS! When I go to
    > Pittsburgh, PA where there are many more hills in the urban
    > area the service is great!
    >
    > When I'm in the middle of Indiana or Illinois, people ask me
    > what service I have because "Nobody's phones work out
    > here.".
    >
    > The quality of AT&T's coverage in California has been
    > quickly deteriorating and it seems to be going south all
    > over the country. My guess is that they are not doing any
    > maintenance on their system pending the Cingular takeover.
    >
    > My current AT&T contract is about to expire so I started
    > check out other carriers. Verizon has the best over all
    > rating followed closely by Cingular; AT&T used to have that
    > tittle. Sprint is perennially at the bottom of the list but
    > AT&T is close on it's heals.
    >
    > I was about to switch to Cingular and did some home work on
    > them. They are taking over AT&T - eventually.
    >
    > But.... I read in a financial report that Cingular is going
    > to spin off their East Coast and West Coast systems and
    > going to adopt the old AT&T systems. If that is the case,
    > then they are going to inherit the same weaknesses that are
    > plaguing AT&T.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     

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