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Verizon in Florida

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by XFF, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Wed, 03 Dec 2003 16:59:36 GMT, sarah <not@this.net> wrote:

    > Before the marriage, the FCC
    >told the young couple they could not own and operate two separate cellular
    >systems in any given market area if they wanted to marry. They needed to
    >divest of one of them. They talked it over and decided to sell the 800
    >Mhz CDMA Florida network to Alltel (who promptly renamed it ... Alltel).
    >They kept their PrimeCo network interest (and named it ... Verizon
    >Wireless). The former Mobilnet customers became Alltel customers. The
    >former PrimeCo customers became Verizon Wireless customers.


    As we've pointed out here (folks like Steve Sobol and myself) -
    similar happened here in NE Ohio. The ex-GTE Mobilenet system here in
    the Cleveland/Akron market was divested to Alltel (800 MHz CDMA/AMPS).
    The other CDMA/AMPS service became VZW. I believe that was a former
    AirTouch system.

    >If you still feel that I am "missing it", you're certainly welcome to your
    >opinion; however, I suspect that I was much closer to these events than
    >were you.


    Well, I'm surprised you answered him so calmly, given his neanderthal
    insult at the end of his message.

    Mike



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  2. Shizz In It <no_spam@int-spam-mierda.com> wrote:
    > Vulgarity is the last refuge of the incompetent.


    Ignoring the facts is the last refuge of the ignorant.

    Aside from that, posting the exact same thing to the same newsgroup(s)
    multiple times is spamming, and I supposed that since you are a spammer it
    can be assumed that you're ignorant anyhow.


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * sjsobol@JustThe.net
  3. Because some of the GTE Mobilnet in some areas went to VZW. In other
    areas, it had to be divested, thanks to our government and was sold to
    Alltel. You live in an area where it went to VZW Wireless. I live in an area
    where it went to Alltel. That included most, if not all, of the GTE Mobilnet
    holdings in FL.

    Grow up and don't be rude.

    Adios.



    "Shizz In It" <no_spam@int-spam-mierda.com> wrote in message
    news:aSrzb.108$i83.101@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
    > Partially true but obscured by raging hormonal imbalances and you do

    exhibit
    > a likeable and common tendency towards grotesque simplifications, a common
    > affliction of women.
    >
    > Why did my GTE MOBILENET bill show up at my door one day in a VERIZON
    > envelope with instructions to make payment to VERIZON for my GTE Mobilenet
    > account? Huh???
    >
    >
    >
    > "sarah" <not@this.net> wrote in message
    > news:pan.2003.12.03.16.59.29.773632@this.net...
    > > On Wed, 03 Dec 2003 07:30:40 -0800, Matapalo wrote:
    > >
    > > > GTE is now ALLTEL and not Verizon? Try this, type http://www.gte.com
    > > > in your browser and see what happens - you will be redirected to
    > > > VERIZON.COM.
    > > >
    > > > And maybe you can explain why GTE Mobilenet's major office building in
    > > > Tampa, FL (right off Westshore and I-275) now has a Verizon sign on
    > > > the building?
    > > >
    > > > And perhaps you can explain why all former GTE MOBILENET'S agents and
    > > > stores in the Tampa Bay area are now VERIZON agents and stores?
    > > >
    > > > Perhaps you can explain why all my friends in Santa Cruz, CA who were
    > > > once GTE MOBILENET customers and did not change their carrier are now
    > > > VERIZON customers and not ALLTEL?

    > >
    > > I'll try to be very clear for you:
    > >
    > > Once upon a time, a company named GTE owned and operated an
    > > 800 Mhz CDMA system in Florida (called Mobilnet). Also, a company named
    > > Bell Atlantic partly owned and operated a 1900 Mhz CDMA system in

    Florida
    > > (called PrimeCo). Bell Atlantic and GTE fell in love and decided to get
    > > married. Their married name is Verizon. Before the marriage, the FCC
    > > told the young couple they could not own and operate two separate

    cellular
    > > systems in any given market area if they wanted to marry. They needed

    to
    > > divest of one of them. They talked it over and decided to sell the 800
    > > Mhz CDMA Florida network to Alltel (who promptly renamed it ... Alltel).
    > > They kept their PrimeCo network interest (and named it ... Verizon
    > > Wireless). The former Mobilnet customers became Alltel customers. The
    > > former PrimeCo customers became Verizon Wireless customers.
    > >
    > > The above happened only in areas where the merging companies owned two
    > > separate cellular systems. In areas where that was not the case, they
    > > simply renamed the existing system Verizon Wireless (regardless of

    whether
    > > it had formerly been Mobilnet or PrimeCo). Perhaps your California
    > > friends fell into this second category.
    > >
    > > Also, notice I said they sold the NETWORK, not the BUILDINGS. That's

    why
    > > you see a Verizon sign where a Mobilnet sign once was in Tampa.
    > >
    > > As for the employees and stores in the Tampa area, you must distinguish
    > > between the former GTE Mobilnet employees/stores, the former GTE

    PhoneMart
    > > employees/stores, and the former PrimeCo employees/stores. Here it gets
    > > complicated, but suffice it to say that MOST former MobilNet employees

    are
    > > now Alltel employees. MOST former PhoneMart and PrimeCo employees are

    now
    > > Verizon employees. The individual stores were divvied up in a similar
    > > fashion.
    > >
    > > If you still feel that I am "missing it", you're certainly welcome to

    your
    > > opinion; however, I suspect that I was much closer to these events than
    > > were you.
    > >

    >
    >
  4. Isaiah Beard

    Isaiah Beard Guest

    Shizz In It wrote:

    > Vulgarity is the last refuge of the incompetent.



    And I wuote you, in an earlier post:

    "Change your maxipad and wait it out babe, it only lasts a week"


    So, thank you for admiting your own incompetence. :)


    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
  5. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Wed, 3 Dec 2003 15:29:57 -0500, "Shizz In It"
    <no_spam@int-spam-mierda.com> posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >GTE is now ALLTEL and not Verizon? Try this, type http://www.gte.com
    >in your browser and see what happens - you will be redirected to
    >VERIZON.COM.


    So you don't understand the difference between selling the name and
    selling the license and equipment. Thank you for sharing that lack of
    knowledge with the world.
  6. David S

    David S Guest

    On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 18:34:45 -0600, Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net>
    chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    everything:

    >In alt.cellular.verizon William <answer@news.group> wrote:
    >> Steven,
    >>
    >> I had the same feeling when I read her uninformed posts, especially
    >> when she said that calls to voice mail come out of M2M. That's why
    >> I blocked her.

    >
    >Filtering her is fine, but there are people who come to this newsgroup for
    >information and I hate to see them get completely incorrect info, which is why
    >I personally respond to her. I'd like her to just STFU and go away, but who
    >knows if that's going to happen.
    >
    >What really bugs me is that she sounds like she might be a CSR or other
    >VZW employee, and if so, she is the most ill-informed Verizon employee I
    >have *ever* spoken to, and she either needs to get a clue and pay attention
    >to her training, or go find another job.


    Hmmm.....

    >S. Evelyn Jackson <jackseve@sbcglobal.net>


    Just a coincidence that her ISP is SBC?

    Calling all conspiracy theorists....

    -
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "For the same price, I can get an actor with two eyes."
    - Harry Cohn, Columbia Pictures head, on Peter Falk, 1958
  7. In alt.cellular.verizon David S <dwstreeter@att.net> wrote:

    >>S. Evelyn Jackson <jackseve@sbcglobal.net>

    >
    > Just a coincidence that her ISP is SBC?


    Maybe she works for SBC; she certainly *sounds* clueless enough to be an
    SBC employee. :)

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Geek In Charge * 888.480.4NET (4638) * sjsobol@JustThe.net
  8. plane

    plane Guest

    David S <dwstreeter@att.net> wrote in message news:<n5hcvv8dpku0vrv55jddjg723pmu1fctig@4ax.com>...
    > On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 18:34:45 -0600, Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net>
    > chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    > everything:
    >
    > >In alt.cellular.verizon William <answer@news.group> wrote:
    > >> Steven,
    > >>
    > >> I had the same feeling when I read her uninformed posts, especially
    > >> when she said that calls to voice mail come out of M2M. That's why
    > >> I blocked her.

    > >
    > >Filtering her is fine, but there are people who come to this newsgroup for
    > >information and I hate to see them get completely incorrect info, which is why
    > >I personally respond to her. I'd like her to just STFU and go away, but who
    > >knows if that's going to happen.
    > >
    > >What really bugs me is that she sounds like she might be a CSR or other
    > >VZW employee, and if so, she is the most ill-informed Verizon employee I
    > >have *ever* spoken to, and she either needs to get a clue and pay attention
    > >to her training, or go find another job.

    >
    > Hmmm.....
    >
    > >S. Evelyn Jackson <jackseve@sbcglobal.net>

    >
    > Just a coincidence that her ISP is SBC?
    >
    > Calling all conspiracy theorists....
    >
    > -
    > David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    > http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    > Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    > "For the same price, I can get an actor with two eyes."
    > - Harry Cohn, Columbia Pictures head, on Peter Falk, 1958


    Are you sauing that voice mails calls don't come out of m2m--mine have
    for the last few months

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