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PRL 50152 to 50175 in NY

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

  1. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     



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  2. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  3. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  4. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  5. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  6. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  7. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  8. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  9. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  10. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  11. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  12. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  13. Louise

    Louise Guest

    In article <cMuzc.122281$Nn4.26477980@twister.nyc.rr.com>,
    "SmartyPants" <schmartypantz@(remove_this)yahoo.com> says...
    > I think my update to 175 two months ago is causing me to have many, many
    > calls lost when they never were lost before. The signal strength meter (LG
    > VX 4400) looks about 2 bars less than it used to in my usual areas, but in
    > certain sites where I do not remember good service, it is full strength. It
    > also seems to flow and ebb. Finally, many more of my incoming calls are
    > going right to voice mail. Being the over analyzing geek that I am, I
    > suspect that PRL 50175 left off a number of my local sites (Queens, Nassau
    > and possibly Suffolk) when a few were added. I recall others complaining of
    > similar problems in NYC and Westchester. Tech support says there are no
    > memos on the problem, but they will check into it if a good number of
    > complaints come in. The phone is going into the shop in a day or two to end
    > my frustration (I hope). Anyone else have a problem with 175? Oh, yeah, I
    > took a friend's VX 6000 with 152 and full strength on the meter, upgraded to
    > 175 while the car was not moving, and the signal strength bar dropped 2
    > bars. Very suspicious. I hope she does not kill me! Is there a way to
    > down grade back to 152?
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    > reply address bot resistant and human safe
    > ------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >

    YES - And if tech support tells you they've no other complaints about
    dropped calls and seriously reduced signal strength, email me for the
    number of two trouble tickets I've now opened!

    I'm on the upper west side of Manhattan. To get a good enough signal to
    use, I have a car antenna in front of my apartment window and I'm
    attaching that to the VX4400 antenna jack! This is NOT exactly
    wireless.

    VZ finally acknowledged there was trouble with a nearby cell site but
    said they'd made a temporary fix. It hasn't changed at all, or it's
    worse.

    I tried to "escalate" only to be told it was necessary to open a new
    trouble ticket.

    I'm not sure if it's the PRL or the site, but I do know I even went
    through the trouble of swapping out my phone which was still under
    warranty - but as suspected, it made no difference.

    I put an old Star Tac 7868 back into service - it made no difference.

    email: louise2002@nyc.rr.com

    I don't know how to make them take notice. But if enough of us complain
    - and if, perhaps, we share trouble ticket numbers.....

    Louise
     
  14. Louise

    Louise Guest

    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.
    >
    > You can watch this happen. Go to a place that's busy during the day at
    > night (or sometime when its not busy). Check your phone's signal strength
    > indicator. Go back to the same place with the same phone at say noon hour,
    > or during rush hours. Check the signal strength again and you'll see what I
    > mean.
    >
    > Verizon seems to be adding something like 2-3 million customers per quarter.
    > Keeping up with capacity issues will be a definite problem for them. How
    > well they address this issue will ultimately tell whether they get to keep
    > all those new customers or not.
    >
    > Anyway, it's far more likely that what you are seeing is either capacity
    > issues, or a bad phone.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: I live in a small town, and we often get the james earl jones voice with
    > something like "Welcome to Verizon Wireless, all circuits are busy now.
    > Please try your call again later." I'm actually surprised this happens
    > here, but other carriers have the same issues too, and from all reports
    > AT&T, for example, is even worse in my neck of the woods.
    >
    >

    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.

    Louise
     
  15. Louise

    Louise Guest

    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.
    >
    > You can watch this happen. Go to a place that's busy during the day at
    > night (or sometime when its not busy). Check your phone's signal strength
    > indicator. Go back to the same place with the same phone at say noon hour,
    > or during rush hours. Check the signal strength again and you'll see what I
    > mean.
    >
    > Verizon seems to be adding something like 2-3 million customers per quarter.
    > Keeping up with capacity issues will be a definite problem for them. How
    > well they address this issue will ultimately tell whether they get to keep
    > all those new customers or not.
    >
    > Anyway, it's far more likely that what you are seeing is either capacity
    > issues, or a bad phone.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: I live in a small town, and we often get the james earl jones voice with
    > something like "Welcome to Verizon Wireless, all circuits are busy now.
    > Please try your call again later." I'm actually surprised this happens
    > here, but other carriers have the same issues too, and from all reports
    > AT&T, for example, is even worse in my neck of the woods.
    >
    >

    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.

    Louise
     
  16. Louise

    Louise Guest

    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.
    >
    > You can watch this happen. Go to a place that's busy during the day at
    > night (or sometime when its not busy). Check your phone's signal strength
    > indicator. Go back to the same place with the same phone at say noon hour,
    > or during rush hours. Check the signal strength again and you'll see what I
    > mean.
    >
    > Verizon seems to be adding something like 2-3 million customers per quarter.
    > Keeping up with capacity issues will be a definite problem for them. How
    > well they address this issue will ultimately tell whether they get to keep
    > all those new customers or not.
    >
    > Anyway, it's far more likely that what you are seeing is either capacity
    > issues, or a bad phone.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: I live in a small town, and we often get the james earl jones voice with
    > something like "Welcome to Verizon Wireless, all circuits are busy now.
    > Please try your call again later." I'm actually surprised this happens
    > here, but other carriers have the same issues too, and from all reports
    > AT&T, for example, is even worse in my neck of the woods.
    >
    >

    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.

    Louise
     
  17. Louise

    Louise Guest

    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.
    >
    > You can watch this happen. Go to a place that's busy during the day at
    > night (or sometime when its not busy). Check your phone's signal strength
    > indicator. Go back to the same place with the same phone at say noon hour,
    > or during rush hours. Check the signal strength again and you'll see what I
    > mean.
    >
    > Verizon seems to be adding something like 2-3 million customers per quarter.
    > Keeping up with capacity issues will be a definite problem for them. How
    > well they address this issue will ultimately tell whether they get to keep
    > all those new customers or not.
    >
    > Anyway, it's far more likely that what you are seeing is either capacity
    > issues, or a bad phone.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: I live in a small town, and we often get the james earl jones voice with
    > something like "Welcome to Verizon Wireless, all circuits are busy now.
    > Please try your call again later." I'm actually surprised this happens
    > here, but other carriers have the same issues too, and from all reports
    > AT&T, for example, is even worse in my neck of the woods.
    >
    >

    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.

    Louise
     
  18. Louise

    Louise Guest

    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.
    >
    > You can watch this happen. Go to a place that's busy during the day at
    > night (or sometime when its not busy). Check your phone's signal strength
    > indicator. Go back to the same place with the same phone at say noon hour,
    > or during rush hours. Check the signal strength again and you'll see what I
    > mean.
    >
    > Verizon seems to be adding something like 2-3 million customers per quarter.
    > Keeping up with capacity issues will be a definite problem for them. How
    > well they address this issue will ultimately tell whether they get to keep
    > all those new customers or not.
    >
    > Anyway, it's far more likely that what you are seeing is either capacity
    > issues, or a bad phone.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: I live in a small town, and we often get the james earl jones voice with
    > something like "Welcome to Verizon Wireless, all circuits are busy now.
    > Please try your call again later." I'm actually surprised this happens
    > here, but other carriers have the same issues too, and from all reports
    > AT&T, for example, is even worse in my neck of the woods.
    >
    >

    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.

    Louise
     
  19. Louise

    Louise Guest

    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.
    >
    > You can watch this happen. Go to a place that's busy during the day at
    > night (or sometime when its not busy). Check your phone's signal strength
    > indicator. Go back to the same place with the same phone at say noon hour,
    > or during rush hours. Check the signal strength again and you'll see what I
    > mean.
    >
    > Verizon seems to be adding something like 2-3 million customers per quarter.
    > Keeping up with capacity issues will be a definite problem for them. How
    > well they address this issue will ultimately tell whether they get to keep
    > all those new customers or not.
    >
    > Anyway, it's far more likely that what you are seeing is either capacity
    > issues, or a bad phone.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: I live in a small town, and we often get the james earl jones voice with
    > something like "Welcome to Verizon Wireless, all circuits are busy now.
    > Please try your call again later." I'm actually surprised this happens
    > here, but other carriers have the same issues too, and from all reports
    > AT&T, for example, is even worse in my neck of the woods.
    >
    >

    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.

    Louise
     
  20. Louise

    Louise Guest

    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.
    >
    > You can watch this happen. Go to a place that's busy during the day at
    > night (or sometime when its not busy). Check your phone's signal strength
    > indicator. Go back to the same place with the same phone at say noon hour,
    > or during rush hours. Check the signal strength again and you'll see what I
    > mean.
    >
    > Verizon seems to be adding something like 2-3 million customers per quarter.
    > Keeping up with capacity issues will be a definite problem for them. How
    > well they address this issue will ultimately tell whether they get to keep
    > all those new customers or not.
    >
    > Anyway, it's far more likely that what you are seeing is either capacity
    > issues, or a bad phone.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: I live in a small town, and we often get the james earl jones voice with
    > something like "Welcome to Verizon Wireless, all circuits are busy now.
    > Please try your call again later." I'm actually surprised this happens
    > here, but other carriers have the same issues too, and from all reports
    > AT&T, for example, is even worse in my neck of the woods.
    >
    >

    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.

    Louise
     

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