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Disney World Coverage

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by RichC, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. RichC

    RichC Guest

    How good is the Verizon coverage in Disney World lately? Have they improved
    the signal in the last year? Is it possible to get any coverage inside the
    buildings? (We would always use them in the courtesy mode)



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  2. Mij Adyaw

    Mij Adyaw Guest

    What is the courtesy mode?

    "RichC" <rcacace{REMOVE_TO_REPLY}@swfla.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:QAzse.141291$w15.22501@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
    > How good is the Verizon coverage in Disney World lately? Have they
    > improved
    > the signal in the last year? Is it possible to get any coverage inside the
    > buildings? (We would always use them in the courtesy mode)
    >
    >
    >
    >
  3. On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:49:18 -0700, "Mij Adyaw" <mijadyaw@nospam.net>
    wrote:

    >What is the courtesy mode?


    Vibrate or other silent ring mode.
  4. smackedass

    smackedass Guest

    A little over a month ago, I was standing right outside Magic Kingdom, and I
    had 3 bars.

    However, the use of phones is discouraged within the theme parks.

    smackedass
  5. On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 21:04:15 GMT, "smackedass"
    <kemanospam@capecod.net> wrote:

    >A little over a month ago, I was standing right outside Magic Kingdom, and I
    >had 3 bars.
    >
    >However, the use of phones is discouraged within the theme parks.
    >
    >smackedass
    >


    How do they discourage it? Does Mickey go around threatening to kick
    your ass if he sees you on a cell phone?:)
  6. RichC

    RichC Guest

    "smackedass" <kemanospam@capecod.net> wrote in message
    news:jVGse.7129$pa3.2708@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > However, the use of phones is discouraged within the theme parks.


    I really have no intention of using it that much - only to locate our
    friends at the end of the day. They have small children & will spend a lot
    of time at the Magic Kingdom. Cell phones really deter from the whole
    vacation atmosphere.
  7. Notan

    Notan Guest

    The Ghost of General Lee wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:49:18 -0700, "Mij Adyaw" <mijadyaw@nospam.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >What is the courtesy mode?

    >
    > Vibrate or other silent ring mode.


    Real courteous... The phone doesn't ring, but people still hear
    you talking/yelling on the phone.

    It still amazes (*not* surprises) me, how many people couldn't
    give a rat's ass aabout anyone but themselves.

    Notan
  8. Not Me

    Not Me Guest

    "Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
    news:42B364F7.9FE41000@ddress.com...
    | The Ghost of General Lee wrote:
    | >
    | > On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:49:18 -0700, "Mij Adyaw" <mijadyaw@nospam.net>
    | > wrote:
    | >
    | > >What is the courtesy mode?
    | >
    | > Vibrate or other silent ring mode.
    |
    | Real courteous... The phone doesn't ring, but people still hear
    | you talking/yelling on the phone.
    |
    | It still amazes (*not* surprises) me, how many people couldn't
    | give a rat's ass aabout anyone but themselves.

    Curious how does talking to my kids on a cell phone differ greatly from
    talking to my kids in person? Not that the conversation should include much
    less interest anyone but them.
  9. Notan

    Notan Guest

    Not Me wrote:
    >
    > "Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
    > news:42B364F7.9FE41000@ddress.com...
    > | The Ghost of General Lee wrote:
    > | >
    > | > On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:49:18 -0700, "Mij Adyaw" <mijadyaw@nospam.net>
    > | > wrote:
    > | >
    > | > >What is the courtesy mode?
    > | >
    > | > Vibrate or other silent ring mode.
    > |
    > | Real courteous... The phone doesn't ring, but people still hear
    > | you talking/yelling on the phone.
    > |
    > | It still amazes (*not* surprises) me, how many people couldn't
    > | give a rat's ass aabout anyone but themselves.
    >
    > Curious how does talking to my kids on a cell phone differ greatly from
    > talking to my kids in person? Not that the conversation should include much
    > less interest anyone but them.


    (Most) people tend not to speak softly while on a cell phone. If anything,
    they speak louder and, consequently, are more disturbing to others.

    Notan
  10. Joel

    Joel Guest

    "RichC" <rcacace{REMOVE_TO_REPLY}@swfla.rr.com> wrote in
    news:QAzse.141291$w15.22501@tornado.tampabay.rr.com:

    > How good is the Verizon coverage in Disney World lately? Have they
    > improved the signal in the last year? Is it possible to get any
    > coverage inside the buildings? (We would always use them in the
    > courtesy mode)



    VZW coverage is better than some other carriers - but, don't expect to
    get a signal in all locations and expect less coverage indoors.

    At the parks, your phone will go in and out of service as you walk
    through some areas and into many atractions. At the end of the day, my
    battery would be about half drained (presumably from searching for
    signal) whereas that seldom happens at home.

    I was able to get good signals indoors at the All Star Music and Sports
    resorts as well as indoors at the Contemporary - but, not at the
    Coronado Springs resort. It all depends on how close you are to the
    perimeter of the property (there are very few towers on the Disney
    property and I don't think any are VZW's) which is roughly twice the
    size of Manhattan.

    FWIW, while I got excellent indoor signals on both my phone and aircard
    at my resort, many of my neighbors had to step outside their rooms to
    get a signal. Don't know what carrier they had







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  11. Prilosec

    Prilosec Guest

    Somebody should tell the thousands of people using their phones, then. I
    have found Verizon to have a decent signal most of the time. There are areas
    in Orlando where you still roam (International Drive is one), so watch your
    phone display or pay the price (like I did). I seemed to get a better signal
    near I-4 and the Downtown Disney area. My guess would be the parks are
    mostly North and away from the intersate from that point and possibly
    further from a tower. For what I had to use a phone for while there it was
    fine (rounding everyone up at the end, as you said).
    "smackedass" <kemanospam@capecod.net> wrote in message
    news:jVGse.7129$pa3.2708@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    >A little over a month ago, I was standing right outside Magic Kingdom, and
    >I had 3 bars.
    >
    > However, the use of phones is discouraged within the theme parks.
    >
    > smackedass
    >
  12. Notan

    Notan Guest

    Prilosec wrote:
    >
    > Somebody should tell the thousands of people using their phones, then.
    >
    > <snip>


    The people that use their phones, in a considerate manner, don't need
    to be told.

    Those who don't, don't have the brains to waste ones time on.

    Notan

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