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Online ESN swap to an AMPS phone.

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Brown Man, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 23:19:55 GMT, "N9WOS" <n9wos@worldnet.att.net>
    wrote:

    >> >Larry, what kind of cable are you using --rg 8 or something
    >> >better--also the connector hookup.. I used to use a 400 mh repeater and
    >> >losses were awful even at tbe 400 level--thanks
    >> >

    >> Genuine RG-58A/U with crimp mini-UHF connector on one end and an N
    >> connector on the other end....just enough to reach the antenna....

    >
    >One note.............
    >Make sure to get cable with a 100% shield.


    There is no such cable. Hardline is only about 95% but it's too hard
    to use portable. We swapped out RG-8 foam for 1/2" Andrews hardline
    down at one of the beachhouses serviced by a bagphone and beam. The
    signal came up a little but not anything special. Bagphones WORK on
    1/2 scale just fine....

    >
    >Some are spec at 92% or so shielding.
    >They leak more signal out of the holes in
    >the braid than they conduct to the antenna
    >in the UHF range.
    >
    >The stuff with foil shielding is also real good at UHF levels.
    >And it definitely qualifies as 100% shielding.
    >
    >Or go with cable TV hard line.
    >It is a bit inflexible, but that is only a minor problem. :)
    >
    >

    TV cable is 75 ohm cable, not 50. It's usable. We use TV cables 800'
    long on many VHF and UHF ham radio repeaters on tall towers because we
    get it free. We've experimented with tapered end matching sections
    (1/4 wave and band specific) but can't see any difference in actual
    operation. It's not perfect, but for free it's very usable.


    Larry

    Extremely intelligent life must exist in the universe.
    You can tell because they never tried to contact us.



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  2. Brown Man

    Brown Man Guest


    > Somewhere in this thread there was discussion on you need to turn off
    > CID in order for the AMPS phone to receive calls. In the NORTHEAST
    > MARKET you can dial 611 and select ADD and REMOVE features from the
    > AUTOMATED menu. press #1 first then #4 then its option #8 disable CID or
    > listen to the menus. if available in your market you should be able to
    > add or drop the CID as you need to.



    whoo hoo! Your the man! Thanks.. I just checked and that option is there.. I turned off called ID
    and just called myself and my CDMA phone just says "incoming call" - no called ID! Later tonight
    when I don't have calls coming in, I'll do an ESN swap to the bag phone and see if it will take
    calls again.. Now the final question, do they charge you to make these changes.. I suspect not.. But
    my billing cycle ended on the 7th, so it will take a month to find out.

    Thanks!!!

    John Sande
  3. Brown Man

    Brown Man Guest

    Oh great.. I dialed 611 again to turn Caller ID back on and it says I already have it turned on. I
    hung up, and called myself - and it's not working.. So I tried again, same thing. So I called 611
    and got a CSR. He showed it was turned off - and turned it back on for me. Apparently a bug in that
    system. I asked he report that so they can fix it. He said he would send an e-mail to the appropaite
    department. So for now, I guess I have to call CS to get it turned on.. Hopefully they will fix that
    soon!


    John Sande
  4. Norbert A

    Norbert A Guest

    Brown Man <triple5@ccm.org> wrote in article
    <aJI7b.309829$Oz4.100416@rwcrnsc54>:
    >
    > > Somewhere in this thread there was discussion on you need to turn off
    > > CID in order for the AMPS phone to receive calls. In the NORTHEAST
    > > MARKET you can dial 611 and select ADD and REMOVE features from the
    > > AUTOMATED menu. press #1 first then #4 then its option #8 disable CID or
    > > listen to the menus. if available in your market you should be able to
    > > add or drop the CID as you need to.

    >
    >
    > whoo hoo! Your the man! Thanks.. I just checked and that option is there.. I turned off called ID
    > and just called myself and my CDMA phone just says "incoming call" - no called ID! Later tonight
    > when I don't have calls coming in, I'll do an ESN swap to the bag phone and see if it will take
    > calls again.. Now the final question, do they charge you to make these changes.. I suspect not.. But
    > my billing cycle ended on the 7th, so it will take a month to find out.
    >
    > Thanks!!!
    >
    > John Sande
    >


    I have never been charged to use this feature.i add and disable features
    from time to time as needed.

    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  5. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    Every time you do an ESN swap they are BILLING you for it.......Be
    forewarned!


    On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 16:56:38 GMT, Brown Man <triple5@ccm.org> wrote:

    >
    >> Somewhere in this thread there was discussion on you need to turn off
    >> CID in order for the AMPS phone to receive calls. In the NORTHEAST
    >> MARKET you can dial 611 and select ADD and REMOVE features from the
    >> AUTOMATED menu. press #1 first then #4 then its option #8 disable CID or
    >> listen to the menus. if available in your market you should be able to
    >> add or drop the CID as you need to.

    >
    >
    >whoo hoo! Your the man! Thanks.. I just checked and that option is there.. I turned off called ID
    >and just called myself and my CDMA phone just says "incoming call" - no called ID! Later tonight
    >when I don't have calls coming in, I'll do an ESN swap to the bag phone and see if it will take
    >calls again.. Now the final question, do they charge you to make these changes.. I suspect not.. But
    >my billing cycle ended on the 7th, so it will take a month to find out.
    >
    >Thanks!!!
    >
    >John Sande
    >



    Larry W4CSC

    3600 planes with transponders are burning 8-10 million
    gallons of kerosene per hour over the USA. R-12 car air
    conditioners are responsible for the ozone hole, right?
  6. Test Man

    Test Man Guest

    VZW does not charge for an ESN change online. Check ur info Larry
    --
    Can you hear me now? Good!


    nospam@home.com (Larry W4CSC) wrote in article
    <3f5fd406.133110108@news.knology.net>:
    > Every time you do an ESN swap they are BILLING you for it.......Be
    > forewarned!
    >
    >
    > On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 16:56:38 GMT, Brown Man <triple5@ccm.org> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >> Somewhere in this thread there was discussion on you need to turn off
    > >> CID in order for the AMPS phone to receive calls. In the NORTHEAST
    > >> MARKET you can dial 611 and select ADD and REMOVE features from the
    > >> AUTOMATED menu. press #1 first then #4 then its option #8 disable CID or
    > >> listen to the menus. if available in your market you should be able to
    > >> add or drop the CID as you need to.

    > >
    > >
    > >whoo hoo! Your the man! Thanks.. I just checked and that option is there.. I turned off called ID
    > >and just called myself and my CDMA phone just says "incoming call" - no called ID! Later tonight
    > >when I don't have calls coming in, I'll do an ESN swap to the bag phone and see if it will take
    > >calls again.. Now the final question, do they charge you to make these changes.. I suspect not.. But
    > >my billing cycle ended on the 7th, so it will take a month to find out.
    > >
    > >Thanks!!!
    > >
    > >John Sande
    > >

    >
    >
    > Larry W4CSC
    >
    > 3600 planes with transponders are burning 8-10 million
    > gallons of kerosene per hour over the USA. R-12 car air
    > conditioners are responsible for the ozone hole, right?


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  7. Brown Man

    Brown Man Guest


    > VZW does not charge for an ESN change online. Check ur info Larry


    hmmmmm, I've never had them charge me for ESN swaps when I called before to switch phones. This is
    the first time I've done it myself online so I guess time will tell.
  8. David S

    David S Guest

    On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 14:56:57 GMT, "hotrod" <rodgolding@hotmail.com> chose
    to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >"Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    >news:qF-dnW96rZySRsCiXTWJkA@lmi.net...
    >> hotrod <rodgolding@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> > And how is it exactly that you can do a ESN swap on line? What part of
    >> > Verizon's web page allows that?

    >>
    >> The new website's "My Account" section lets you do an ESN swap. If your
    >> market area has not upgraded billing systems yet, this function may not
    >> be available. It is available to me in the LA market.

    >
    >Can't find it anywhere.. must not be available in my area yet, midwest


    It works in Chicago. Login to My Account; over on the right side is a box
    of Quick Links, one of which is Activate Phone. If not, click the orange
    Mobile Phone box; under it will be a yellow Activate Phone box. If still
    not, then tuff cookies.

    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    --
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "When I sold 100,000 records, I got chicks that were maybe 130, 140 pounds.
    Now that we've sold 10 million records, they're supermodels, Playmates."
    - Kid Rock
  9. jeff

    jeff Guest

    In article <0jc2mv0r4o62j8drp3gm9mp9o92ng669u2@4ax.com>, David S <dwstreeter@att.net> wrote:
    >On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 14:56:57 GMT, "hotrod" <rodgolding@hotmail.com> chose
    >to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >>"Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    >>news:qF-dnW96rZySRsCiXTWJkA@lmi.net...
    >>> hotrod <rodgolding@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>> > And how is it exactly that you can do a ESN swap on line? What part of
    >>> > Verizon's web page allows that?
    >>>
    >>> The new website's "My Account" section lets you do an ESN swap. If your
    >>> market area has not upgraded billing systems yet, this function may not
    >>> be available. It is available to me in the LA market.

    >>
    >>Can't find it anywhere.. must not be available in my area yet, midwest

    >
    >It works in Chicago. Login to My Account; over on the right side is a box
    >of Quick Links, one of which is Activate Phone. If not, click the orange
    >Mobile Phone box; under it will be a yellow Activate Phone box. If still
    >not, then tuff cookies.
    >
    >David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry

    But does Verizon charge to do this? My local store say they NOW charge to do a
    ESN swap he didnt know about online and a call to 611 said you cant do a ESN
    swap ONLINE I said WRONG.

    Jeff
  10. they havent started charging for on line esn yet,but may be possible to
    come,also web site has a new spot talking about equipment up
    grades,which includes esn changes.dont do to many if you are coming up
    on new every two or can upgrade your equipment soon,because as i have
    said before,verizons computer system doesnt know the difference in store
    esn change and web site change,and most store employees dont know about
    the web site change,that can go for store managers to.so be carefull if
    you do any web,esn changes.

    trido@myway.com (jeff) wrote in article
    <p8i8b.425228$uu5.76471@sccrnsc04>:
    > In article <0jc2mv0r4o62j8drp3gm9mp9o92ng669u2@4ax.com>, David S <dwstreeter@att.net> wrote:
    > >On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 14:56:57 GMT, "hotrod" <rodgolding@hotmail.com> chose
    > >to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    > >
    > >>"Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    > >>news:qF-dnW96rZySRsCiXTWJkA@lmi.net...
    > >>> hotrod <rodgolding@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >>> > And how is it exactly that you can do a ESN swap on line? What part of
    > >>> > Verizon's web page allows that?
    > >>>
    > >>> The new website's "My Account" section lets you do an ESN swap. If your
    > >>> market area has not upgraded billing systems yet, this function may not
    > >>> be available. It is available to me in the LA market.
    > >>
    > >>Can't find it anywhere.. must not be available in my area yet, midwest

    > >
    > >It works in Chicago. Login to My Account; over on the right side is a box
    > >of Quick Links, one of which is Activate Phone. If not, click the orange
    > >Mobile Phone box; under it will be a yellow Activate Phone box. If still
    > >not, then tuff cookies.
    > >
    > >David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry

    > But does Verizon charge to do this? My local store say they NOW charge to do a
    > ESN swap he didnt know about online and a call to 611 said you cant do a ESN
    > swap ONLINE I said WRONG.
    >
    > Jeff


    [posted via phonescoop.com]

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