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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 <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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  2. 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
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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
     
  10. 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
     
  11. 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
     
  12. 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
     
  13. 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
     
  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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