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ATT vs. Verizon - ATT Rant!

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

  1. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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. * * Chas

    * * Chas Guest

    "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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