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Deteriorating Digital Service

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Karen, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. momcat1

    momcat1 Guest

    Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in message news:<n3rj10h0v2h7jhi3gdsaf6opu485ffqt16@Pern.rk>...
    > On 28 Jan 2004 18:06:26 -0800, momcat_one@yahoo.com (momcat1) posted
    > in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    > >if anyone was thinking. Techs have told me that signal can only flow
    > >down from a tower, not up.

    >
    > Not true. They can aim the antennas any way they like.
    >
    > >Why would anyone bother putting a tower in the bottom of a bowl?

    >
    > To get solid coverage in the bowl.
    >
    > >Verizon does have the lesser amount of dead spots,
    > >than other providers. It's just that they don't ever seem to do
    > >anything about the ones that affect me daily.

    >
    > Have you tried an external antenna on the car?


    Well that figures! Leave it to an endless list of VZW CS to give me
    the wrong information. They said on the latest barrage that the
    reason there is no signal at the location where my husband works is
    that where he is higher geographically than the tower. They also said
    that was why we had signal problems at the house. Every time I call I
    get new ridiculous excuses, but heaven forbid we actually EVER get any
    SOLUTIONS! We might actually get to use the minutes we're paying for.



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  2. On 30 Jan 2004 09:45:39 -0800, momcat_one@yahoo.com (momcat1) wrote:

    >Well that figures! Leave it to an endless list of VZW CS to give me
    >the wrong information. They said on the latest barrage that the
    >reason there is no signal at the location where my husband works is
    >that where he is higher geographically than the tower. They also said
    >that was why we had signal problems at the house. Every time I call I
    >get new ridiculous excuses, but heaven forbid we actually EVER get any
    >SOLUTIONS! We might actually get to use the minutes we're paying for.


    It's been proven (at least to me) that this group collectively knows
    far more about the technical workings of the cellular system that all
    cellco CSRs put together.
  3. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On 30 Jan 2004 09:45:39 -0800, momcat_one@yahoo.com (momcat1) posted
    in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Well that figures! Leave it to an endless list of VZW CS to give me
    >the wrong information.


    Well, there IS a slight difference ... how many CS reps have a degree
    in electronics and 40 years experience in the field?

    >They said on the latest barrage that the
    >reason there is no signal at the location where my husband works is
    >that where he is higher geographically than the tower.


    Which is why airplanes and the space shuttles can't communicate with
    Earth until they land, right? Or is NASA using an antenna on the
    moon? (I'm not twitting you. Some CS reps need a brain implant [not
    transplant, that would imply that they have a brain now].)

    >They also said
    >that was why we had signal problems at the house. Every time I call I
    >get new ridiculous excuses, but heaven forbid we actually EVER get any
    >SOLUTIONS! We might actually get to use the minutes we're paying for.


    Do you get good (or, at least, usable) signal outside the house? If
    there's no signal, an antenna won't help. (Ten times nothing is still
    nothing.) But if there's any signal at all, at $30 or $40 for a good
    antenna (that you can use in the car if you travel), it can't hurt to
    try one.
  4. On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 02:40:09 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote:

    >(I'm not twitting you. Some CS reps need a brain implant [not
    >transplant, that would imply that they have a brain now].)


    For some, you would have to scoop the shit out first.
  5. The Ghost of General Lee <ghost@general.lee> wrote:

    > It's been proven (at least to me) that this group collectively knows
    > far more about the technical workings of the cellular system that all
    > cellco CSRs put together.


    Of course. The CSRs don't *have* to know technical details; they have
    tech support staff that handle those. :)

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  6. David S

    David S Guest

    On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 05:30:51 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> chose to add
    this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 15:33:00 -0600, Steven J Sobol
    ><sjsobol@JustThe.net> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    >>I get the impression that Kingston isn't that big a town.

    >
    >But it used to have (and may still have) a great Chinese restaurant.
    >And a fair hospital. (I had half my thumb cut off and they did a good
    >job of sewing it up.)


    Ouch. You mind if we ask how you managed to do that?

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
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  7. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 22:15:14 GMT, David S
    <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 05:30:51 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> chose to add
    >this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:


    >>But it used to have (and may still have) a great Chinese restaurant.
    >>And a fair hospital. (I had half my thumb cut off and they did a good
    >>job of sewing it up.)


    >Ouch. You mind if we ask how you managed to do that?


    The stupidity of youth. I was drilling a hole in an aluminum plate on
    a drill press. I held the plate with my hand. The bit grabbed the
    aluminum. I think you can figure out the rest.
  8. David S

    David S Guest

    On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 04:40:16 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> chose to add
    this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 22:15:14 GMT, David S
    ><dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    >>On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 05:30:51 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> chose to add
    >>this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >
    >>>But it used to have (and may still have) a great Chinese restaurant.
    >>>And a fair hospital. (I had half my thumb cut off and they did a good
    >>>job of sewing it up.)

    >
    >>Ouch. You mind if we ask how you managed to do that?

    >
    >The stupidity of youth. I was drilling a hole in an aluminum plate on
    >a drill press. I held the plate with my hand. The bit grabbed the
    >aluminum. I think you can figure out the rest.


    O-o-o-ow.

    Who cleaned up the blood?

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    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
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    to put my feet down on purpose with every step I take. I don't feel like I
    live here." - Billy Bob Thornton, quoted in The Washington Post
  9. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Mon, 02 Feb 2004 07:08:01 GMT, David S
    <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 04:40:16 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> chose to add
    >this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >>On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 22:15:14 GMT, David S
    >><dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >>
    >>>On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 05:30:51 GMT, Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> chose to add
    >>>this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >>
    >>>>But it used to have (and may still have) a great Chinese restaurant.
    >>>>And a fair hospital. (I had half my thumb cut off and they did a good
    >>>>job of sewing it up.)

    >>
    >>>Ouch. You mind if we ask how you managed to do that?

    >>
    >>The stupidity of youth. I was drilling a hole in an aluminum plate on
    >>a drill press. I held the plate with my hand. The bit grabbed the
    >>aluminum. I think you can figure out the rest.

    >
    >O-o-o-ow.
    >
    >Who cleaned up the blood?


    I have no idea. Someone drove me to the hospital, they fixed the
    thumb, I was driven back to the shop and I got into my car and drove
    home. (I had to sit by the side of the road at one point, for about
    15 minutes, when the lidocaine wore off.) When I got back to work the
    next week, the place was clean.

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