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PRL 50152 to 50175 in NY

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by SmartyPants, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     



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  2. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  3. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  4. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  5. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  6. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  7. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  8. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  9. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  10. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  11. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  12. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  13. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  14. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  15. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  16. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  17. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  18. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  19. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


    --

    Personal home page - http://gogood.com

    gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
     
  20. gerry

    gerry Guest

    [original post is likely clipped to save bandwidth]
    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:12:01 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

    >In article <jeCdnbuzzcyPF1PdRVn2hw@comcast.com>,
    >junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui says...
    >> I decoded the PRL's you mention, then did a "diff" on the text. I checked
    >> the SID's and priority changes. I wasn't able to find anything that should
    >> effect your service in New York. CDMA coverage area breathes which means
    >> that as you get more users, there is less usable signal. While some other
    >> cellular technology doesn't work this way, it literally means that you will
    >> see less usable signal when the system is at capacity. i.e. More people use
    >> their phone, and your signal strength indication absolutely does go down.
    >>



    >I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >
    >I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >satisfied user for 6 years.
    >


    I've had this often, particularly in seasonal usage areas. Nearest tower
    gets saturated, you get directed to a distant tower with weak signal.

    There is an easy test for this - try the phone at 3 AM when few folks are
    on! If you get a good signal, it most likely a tower saturation issue.

    gerry


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