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VZW coverage, Hanover NH

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Joe Makowiec, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Joe Makowiec

    Joe Makowiec Guest




    › See More: VZW coverage, Hanover NH
  2. I travel through Hanover and West Lebanon frequently and have experienced
    very good coverage. Make sure the PRL in her phone is up to date though.
    Used to use US Cellular for coverage, but most is native VZW now.


    "Joe Makowiec" <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:Xns973AADF9E5049makowiecatnycapdotrE@24.24.2.167...
    > How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    > couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.
    >
    > --
    > Joe Makowiec
    > http://makowiec.org/
    > Email: http://makowiec.org/contact/?Joe
     
  3. Agent_C

    Agent_C Guest

    On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 22:06:13 GMT, Joe Makowiec
    <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    >couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.


    I visit there often. Verizon coverage is excellent; even in the
    mountains.

    A_C
     
  4. TeddeLI

    TeddeLI Guest

    On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 17:38:16 -0500, "Richard Blood"
    <richard.blood@comcast.net> wrote:

    >I travel through Hanover and West Lebanon frequently and have experienced
    >very good coverage. Make sure the PRL in her phone is up to date though.
    >Used to use US Cellular for coverage, but most is native VZW now.
    >
    >
    >"Joe Makowiec" <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:Xns973AADF9E5049makowiecatnycapdotrE@24.24.2.167...
    >> How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    >> couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Joe Makowiec
    >> http://makowiec.org/
    >> Email: http://makowiec.org/contact/?Joe

    >

    While updating your PRL is a good idea it will only affect your
    phone's roaming ability. PRLs have nothing to to with native
    coverage.
     
  5. TeddeLI

    TeddeLI Guest

    On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 22:06:13 GMT, Joe Makowiec
    <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    >couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.



    Check this very reliable website for NH coverage. It seems that
    Hanover is Verizon's 1900mhz service as of last august.

    http://www.cellguru.net/
     
  6. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 18:54:43 -0500, TeddeLI <nospam@nospam.net> chose to
    add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 17:38:16 -0500, "Richard Blood"
    ><richard.blood@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >>I travel through Hanover and West Lebanon frequently and have experienced
    >>very good coverage. Make sure the PRL in her phone is up to date though.
    >>Used to use US Cellular for coverage, but most is native VZW now.
    >>
    >>"Joe Makowiec" <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>news:Xns973AADF9E5049makowiecatnycapdotrE@24.24.2.167...
    >>> How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    >>> couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.
    >>>

    >While updating your PRL is a good idea it will only affect your
    >phone's roaming ability. PRLs have nothing to to with native
    >coverage.


    Unless the new native coverage has a new SID that isn't in her old PRL, so
    the phone doesn't know to use the native signal instead of the roaming.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "Homeless man improves after car runs into him" - headline in the Fort
    Myers (Fl.) News-Press
     
  7. TeddeLI

    TeddeLI Guest

    On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 07:12:18 GMT, David S
    <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:

    >On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 18:54:43 -0500, TeddeLI <nospam@nospam.net> chose to
    >add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >>On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 17:38:16 -0500, "Richard Blood"
    >><richard.blood@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I travel through Hanover and West Lebanon frequently and have experienced
    >>>very good coverage. Make sure the PRL in her phone is up to date though.
    >>>Used to use US Cellular for coverage, but most is native VZW now.
    >>>
    >>>"Joe Makowiec" <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>news:Xns973AADF9E5049makowiecatnycapdotrE@24.24.2.167...
    >>>> How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    >>>> couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.
    >>>>

    >>While updating your PRL is a good idea it will only affect your
    >>phone's roaming ability. PRLs have nothing to to with native
    >>coverage.

    >
    >Unless the new native coverage has a new SID that isn't in her old PRL, so
    >the phone doesn't know to use the native signal instead of the roaming.


    I'll stand by what I said. PRL ONLY affects roaming.
     
  8. Ted Harris

    Ted Harris Guest

    On 2005-12-28 17:53:20 -0500, Agent_C <Agent-C-hates-spam@nyc.rr.com> said:

    > On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 22:06:13 GMT, Joe Makowiec
    > <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    >> couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.

    >
    > I visit there often. Verizon coverage is excellent; even in the
    > mountains.
    >
    > A_C


    Coverage is excellent inthe Hanover/West Lebanon area abut there are
    otehr parts of the Upper Valley where you will find no coverage at all,
    not jsut Verizon but NONE. Varies by area. For example, when you go
    across the bridge from hanover to Norwich, VT you will find coverage
    start to dade and get spotty, when you head North you will find the
    same along some routes.
     
  9. Agent_C

    Agent_C Guest

    Re: Re: VZW coverage, Hanover NH

    On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 12:23:44 -0500, Ted Harris <tedharris@mac.com>
    wrote:

    >Coverage is excellent inthe Hanover/West Lebanon area abut there are
    >otehr parts of the Upper Valley where you will find no coverage at all,
    >not jsut Verizon but NONE. Varies by area. For example, when you go
    >across the bridge from hanover to Norwich, VT you will find coverage
    >start to dade and get spotty, when you head North you will find the
    >same along some routes.


    I don't doubt it, but keep in mind that we're talking about a very
    rural part of the country. I'm really surprised that coverage is as
    good as it is.

    A_C
     
  10. Agent_C

    Agent_C Guest

    On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 22:06:13 GMT, Joe Makowiec
    <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >http://makowiec.org/


    One of those young ladies go to Dartmouth?

    A_C
     
  11. "TeddeLI" <nospam@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:95u7r1l9crijbkn0b762446ip5sgiu6ent@4ax.com...

    > I'll stand by what I said. PRL ONLY affects roaming.


    DUH! What an idiot!
     
  12. Joe Makowiec

    Joe Makowiec Guest

  13. Joe Makowiec

    Joe Makowiec Guest

    On 28 Dec 2005 in alt.cellular.verizon, Joe Makowiec wrote:

    > How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    > couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.


    Thanks for all the input - it looks like my wife can safely field her
    calls while we're up there.

    --
    Joe Makowiec
    http://makowiec.org/
    Email: http://makowiec.org/contact/?Joe
     
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    Replied inline...


    "Joe Makowiec" <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:Xns973BE363C7AD2makowiecatnycapdotrE@24.24.2.166...
    > On 28 Dec 2005 in alt.cellular.verizon, Joe Makowiec wrote:
    >


    >
    > Thanks for all the input - it looks like my wife can safely field her
    > calls while we're up there.


    Aw shucks.. You would've had a ball watching her run around the track,
    looking for "3 bars"..

    Seriously, good luck, and "great signal"....


    --
    I work for the ILEC ...." stuff happens! "
     
  15. Remove This

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    Re: Re: VZW coverage, Hanover NH

    Replied inline....

    "Agent_C" <Agent-C-hates-spam@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:j7n8r11d5jjo6muvqasi43fts3njq15qk4@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 12:23:44 -0500, Ted Harris <tedharris@mac.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Coverage is excellent inthe Hanover/West Lebanon area abut there are
    >>otehr parts of the Upper Valley where you will find no coverage at all,
    >>not jsut Verizon but NONE. Varies by area. For example, when you go
    >>across the bridge from hanover to Norwich, VT you will find coverage
    >>start to dade and get spotty, when you head North you will find the
    >>same along some routes.

    >
    > I don't doubt it, but keep in mind that we're talking about a very
    > rural part of the country.


    being from New England, "very rural" is relative. Theirs no secret to the
    fact why VZW is "king" around here.

    I'm really surprised that coverage is as
    > good as it is.
    >
     
  16. David S

    David S Guest

    On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 09:55:51 -0500, TeddeLI <nospam@nospam.net> chose to
    add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 07:12:18 GMT, David S
    ><dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 18:54:43 -0500, TeddeLI <nospam@nospam.net> chose to
    >>add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >>
    >>>On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 17:38:16 -0500, "Richard Blood"
    >>><richard.blood@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>I travel through Hanover and West Lebanon frequently and have experienced
    >>>>very good coverage. Make sure the PRL in her phone is up to date though.
    >>>>Used to use US Cellular for coverage, but most is native VZW now.
    >>>>
    >>>>"Joe Makowiec" <makowiec@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>>news:Xns973AADF9E5049makowiecatnycapdotrE@24.24.2.167...
    >>>>> How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    >>>>> couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.
    >>>>>
    >>>While updating your PRL is a good idea it will only affect your
    >>>phone's roaming ability. PRLs have nothing to to with native
    >>>coverage.

    >>
    >>Unless the new native coverage has a new SID that isn't in her old PRL, so
    >>the phone doesn't know to use the native signal instead of the roaming.

    >
    >I'll stand by what I said. PRL ONLY affects roaming.


    Then you stand incorrect. It not only affects roaming, it also affects NOT
    roaming. Specifically, it affects WHEN to roam and when NOT to roam.

    The PRL is a list of SIDs. It has both VZW and other companies' SIDs, and
    they are ranked in the order the phone should try to use them. The VZW SIDs
    are ranked first, then others according to various complicated formulae and
    agreements VZW has with those other companies. But the VZW SIDs have to be
    in there for the phone to know to use them instead of another one, and if
    VZW adds a new SID, they have to issue a new PRL or phones in the area it
    covers will still roam.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "But for sheer bladder-draining excitement, you cannot beat the Greek taxi
    system." - Dave Barry
     
  17. TeddeLI

    TeddeLI Guest

    On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 18:20:12 GMT, David S
    <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:

    >On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 09:55:51 -0500, TeddeLI <nospam@nospam.net> chose to
    >add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >>On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 07:12:18 GMT, David S
    >><dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote:
    >>>>I'll stand by what I said. PRL ONLY affects roaming.

    >
    >Then you stand incorrect. It not only affects roaming, it also affects NOT
    >roaming. Specifically, it affects WHEN to roam and when NOT to roam.
    >
    >The PRL is a list of SIDs. It has both VZW and other companies' SIDs, and
    >they are ranked in the order the phone should try to use them. The VZW SIDs
    >are ranked first, then others according to various complicated formulae and
    >agreements VZW has with those other companies. But the VZW SIDs have to be
    >in there for the phone to know to use them instead of another one, and if
    >VZW adds a new SID, they have to issue a new PRL or phones in the area it
    >covers will still roam.


    Well then I stand corrected. Thanks

    I guess Bob the Printer knew all this but was afraid to add anything
    intelligent to the conversation.
     
  18. eatoranges

    eatoranges Guest

    Joe Makowiec Wrote:
    > How is coverage in the Hanover, NH area? We'll be visiting there in a
    > couple of weeks, and we need coverage, as my wife will be on call.
    >
    > --
    > Joe Makowiec
    > http://makowiec.org/
    > Email: http://makowiec.org/contact/?Joe


    Verizon has a nice coverage locator tool on the home page.

    plug in your address and it will show you the coverage.


    --
    eatoranges
     
  19. Lena

    Lena Guest

    eatoranges wrote:
    > Verizon has a nice coverage locator tool on the home page.
    > plug in your address and it will show you the coverage.


    Earlier today I was using that locator tool to determine the coverage
    around Newfoundlake in NH for some computer-less friends. The Verizon
    coverage there is a bit spotty, but the roaming agreements make the
    entire area look pretty solid, mostly 'extended digital'. In fact, the
    entire state of NH looks pretty good, coverage-wise, except for what
    appears to be unpopulated areas.

    Lena
     
  20. Remove This

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    No doubt, NH coverage has improved in the last 12 months.
    I notice the difference up + down RT 16.

    --
    I work for the ILEC ...." stuff happens! "



    "Lena" <lenagainster@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1136232474.622561.67610@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > eatoranges wrote:
    >> Verizon has a nice coverage locator tool on the home page.
    >> plug in your address and it will show you the coverage.

    >
    > Earlier today I was using that locator tool to determine the coverage
    > around Newfoundlake in NH for some computer-less friends. The Verizon
    > coverage there is a bit spotty, but the roaming agreements make the
    > entire area look pretty solid, mostly 'extended digital'. In fact, the
    > entire state of NH looks pretty good, coverage-wise, except for what
    > appears to be unpopulated areas.
    >
    > Lena
    >
     

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