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Cell Tower Issues

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by MicroMomma, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. MicroMomma

    MicroMomma New Member

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    Is there any reason to not get a signal when you are within touching distance of a cell phone tower? There is a tower right next to our local Little League field and whenever I am there, I don't get any reception on my phone. I seem to be one of the few people that have this problem at the ballpark.
     



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  2. jdeg

    jdeg Administrator Staff Member

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    Sure - The tower may be GSM only, meaning it doesn't carry a Verizon signal.
     
  3. Jerome

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    There is a maintenance period of a few minutes when one tower is switched off for that duration and the next available tower takes all the calls. It could have been one of those outage periods and may have happened while you were nearby.
     
  4. MicroMomma

    MicroMomma New Member

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    It's not just for a few minutes, it's hours at a time. I'm going to have to assume that it just doesn't carry a Verizon signal, or my phone is just a jerk!
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2014
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    It does happen sometimes and it usually means that the tower is down. If you're not getting a signal move to a window if you're indoors. If you are outside move around a bit and you will get a signal.
     
  6. MicroMomma

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    I found out that it doesn't carry a Verizon signal. I guess the people that are lucky enough to get a signal just have a stronger phone than I do.
     

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