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Name/company before Airtouch?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by JB, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. Aboutdakota

    Aboutdakota Guest

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Steven M. Scharf <scharf.steven@linkearth.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>As did the parts of California served by GTE's landline division, i.e. Los
    >>Gatos. Not sure about Orange County.

    >
    >
    > Anaheim is. I have a friend in Garden Grove with a Verizon landline and
    > Verizon DSL.
    >


    I'm sorry for your friend. ;)

    ==AD



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  2. Aboutdakota <aboutdakota@hot-mail.com> wrote:
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    >
    > Bill Radio wrote:
    >> Airtouch's predecessor through the Rockies, upper Midwest & the Pacific NW
    >> was known as US West NewVector. That name is still bolted to the door of
    >> the equipment housing at my local cell site.

    >
    > In some areas of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, the primary
    > carrier that became AirTouch was CommNet Cellular. There were also many
    > small carriers that became AirTouch, and later Verizon Wireless.


    Newpar Cellular (the operating company that ran the Ohio AirTouch systems)
    used to be CellularONE in Cleveland before becoming AirTouch.

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  3. Aboutdakota <aboutdakota@hot-mail.com> wrote:
    >> Anaheim is. I have a friend in Garden Grove with a Verizon landline and
    >> Verizon DSL.

    >
    > I'm sorry for your friend. ;)


    Feel sorry for me too, then, as Verizon is the ILEC here in the Victor
    Valley area and probably throughout most of San Bernardino County.

    Personally, I think moving to a Verizon landline market from an SBC market
    was a major upgrade. But one of my trademark rants about SBC would be off-
    topic here...

    Haven't had any problems, but I don't get broadband from them, just POTS.
    I live five miles northeast of my CO, so I can't get DSL. And I've only lived
    in Apple Valley for four months.

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  4. Mike <inundated9@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<n1nrsvsa7ekrgpco6dclcvsu77vk0bmbq5@4ax.com>...
    > On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 23:00:51 -0600, Steven J Sobol
    > <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    > Yes, and that's how my father ended up on Alltel - he was an early GTE
    > Mobilenet subscriber, with an analog car phone. He just never moved.
    > I, meanwhile, live in an old GTE landline area west of Akron, and
    > that's now Verizon.
    >
    > Mike


    The rural areas surrounding my area are now served by Alltel
    landlines, which I'm pretty sure used to be GTE landlines. (Some rural
    areas ARE served by BellSouth.)

    Talk about strange...

    *Michael Notforyou*
  5. In article <3FCE6E30.6080103@hot-mail.com>, aboutdakota@hot-mail.com
    says...
    >
    >
    > Bill Radio wrote:
    > > Airtouch's predecessor through the Rockies, upper Midwest & the Pacific NW
    > > was known as US West NewVector. That name is still bolted to the door of
    > > the equipment housing at my local cell site.

    >
    > In some areas of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, the primary
    > carrier that became AirTouch was CommNet Cellular. There were also many
    > small carriers that became AirTouch, and later Verizon Wireless.
    >
    > ==AD
    >
    >


    CommNet Cellular, as opposed to Commnet Wireless, the evil roaming-only
    provider?

    Oh, BTW, this is interesting.

    I was porting my number from Cingular to Verizon. Cingular said, "Oh,
    yes, we received a porting request from Airtouch Two." If I didn't know
    AirTouch was now VZW, I would have gone off on them (because Verizon
    first sent my porting request to the wrong company...ugh...).

    But why did it show up in Cingular's computer as AirTouch Two, since I'm
    in old GTE MobileNet territory?



    *Michael Notforyou*

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