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  1. #1
    Frederick
    Guest
    You know it's times like these that make me glad to be a Cingular
    customer

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    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular Wireless joins millions
    in expressing sympathy to everyone impacted by the ongoing fires in
    Southern California.
    Cingular's top concern is ensuring that its customers in these regions
    have continued wireless service to keep them informed, safe and in
    touch with family, friends and colleagues. Cingular employees are
    volunteering in shifts at local evacuation centers.

    In addition, Cingular is working to donate approximately 1,100 phones
    -- each phone includes $500 of prepaid airtime -- to the evacuation
    centers and the American Red Cross chapters in the fire-affected
    regions.

    Although the fires have affected certain cell sites in the Los Angeles
    and San Diego areas, Cingular's number-one priority has been to
    restore these sites to full capacity as quickly and safely as
    possible.

    Less than 1% of Cingular's sites in San Diego and in the Los Angeles
    areas are currently impacted by these fires. Service restoration
    efforts have brought almost 80% of the overall impacted cell sites
    back on-line. Those sites that have not been restored are in areas
    currently inaccessible due to safety concerns or have been destroyed
    and are being rebuilt.

    Cingular has deployed 25 back-up generators to augment commercial
    power losses at cell sites, and the company has deployed mobile
    wireless facilities called "cellular on wheels" or "COWs" and has more
    available if needed. Employees are monitoring the network
    round-the-clock.

    Cingular suggests that customers limit calls to emergency/family
    contacts during these busy cell phone usage times. In addition, we
    recommend sending SMS messages as another method of communicating to
    family members. This will help free up the network, so that emergency
    personnel and 911 users can communicate without delay.

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  2. #2
    Eddie Haskel
    Guest

    Re: Cingular and the California Fires

    While it *LOOKS* good in print (and I don't beleive half of it) it still
    doesnt excuse them from being one of the WORST providers in Southern Calif.
    Cingular (CHINGAULAR) is still a "Bottom-Feeder" as far as a cellular
    provider in this area...Eddie
    "Frederick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > You know it's times like these that make me glad to be a Cingular
    > customer <CHINGAULAR LOVES YOU FRED>
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular Wireless joins millions
    > in expressing sympathy to everyone impacted by the ongoing fires in
    > Southern California.
    > Cingular's top concern is ensuring that its customers in these regions
    > have continued wireless service to keep them informed, safe and in
    > touch with family, friends and colleagues. Cingular employees are
    > volunteering in shifts at local evacuation centers.
    >
    > In addition, Cingular is working to donate approximately 1,100 phones
    > -- each phone includes $500 of prepaid airtime -- to the evacuation
    > centers and the American Red Cross chapters in the fire-affected
    > regions.
    > LETS ASK THE RED CROSS HOW WELL THEY WORKED


    > Although the fires have affected certain cell sites in the Los Angeles
    > and San Diego areas, Cingular's number-one priority has been to
    > restore these sites to full capacity as quickly and safely as
    > possible.
    > <USUALL PR BULL****>
    > Less than 1% of Cingular's sites in San Diego and in the Los Angeles
    > areas are currently impacted by these fires.<BECAUSE CHINGAULAR DOESNT

    HAVE ANY SITES THERE>
    > Service restoration efforts have brought almost 80% of the overall

    impacted cell sites
    > back on-line.<THANKS TO THE LOCAL POWER COMPANIES>
    > Those sites that have not been restored are in areas
    > currently inaccessible due to safety concerns or have been destroyed
    > and are being rebuilt.
    >
    > Cingular has deployed 25 back-up generators to augment commercial
    > power losses at cell sites,<WHY WERNT THEY EQUIPPED WITH GENSETS TO BEGIN

    WITH?>
    > and the company has deployed mobile
    > wireless facilities called "cellular on wheels" or "COWs" and has more
    > available if needed. Employees are monitoring the network
    > round-the-clock.
    >
    > Cingular suggests that customers limit calls to emergency/family
    > contacts during these busy cell phone usage times. In addition, we
    > recommend sending SMS messages as another method of communicating to
    > family members. This will help free up the network, so that emergency
    > personnel and 911 users can communicate without delay.
    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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  3. #3
    James
    Guest

    Re: Cingular and the California Fires

    Continued wireless service is easy when the coverage in these mountain areas
    was hardly there to begin with. Its hard to lose whats not there.


    "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > While it *LOOKS* good in print (and I don't beleive half of it) it still
    > doesnt excuse them from being one of the WORST providers in Southern

    Calif.
    > Cingular (CHINGAULAR) is still a "Bottom-Feeder" as far as a cellular
    > provider in this area...Eddie
    > "Frederick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > You know it's times like these that make me glad to be a Cingular
    > > customer <CHINGAULAR LOVES YOU FRED>
    > >

    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > > LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular Wireless joins millions
    > > in expressing sympathy to everyone impacted by the ongoing fires in
    > > Southern California.
    > > Cingular's top concern is ensuring that its customers in these regions
    > > have continued wireless service to keep them informed, safe and in
    > > touch with family, friends and colleagues. Cingular employees are
    > > volunteering in shifts at local evacuation centers.
    > >
    > > In addition, Cingular is working to donate approximately 1,100 phones
    > > -- each phone includes $500 of prepaid airtime -- to the evacuation
    > > centers and the American Red Cross chapters in the fire-affected
    > > regions.
    > > LETS ASK THE RED CROSS HOW WELL THEY WORKED

    >
    > > Although the fires have affected certain cell sites in the Los Angeles
    > > and San Diego areas, Cingular's number-one priority has been to
    > > restore these sites to full capacity as quickly and safely as
    > > possible.
    > > <USUALL PR BULL****>
    > > Less than 1% of Cingular's sites in San Diego and in the Los Angeles
    > > areas are currently impacted by these fires.<BECAUSE CHINGAULAR DOESNT

    > HAVE ANY SITES THERE>
    > > Service restoration efforts have brought almost 80% of the overall

    > impacted cell sites
    > > back on-line.<THANKS TO THE LOCAL POWER COMPANIES>
    > > Those sites that have not been restored are in areas
    > > currently inaccessible due to safety concerns or have been destroyed
    > > and are being rebuilt.
    > >
    > > Cingular has deployed 25 back-up generators to augment commercial
    > > power losses at cell sites,<WHY WERNT THEY EQUIPPED WITH GENSETS TO

    BEGIN
    > WITH?>
    > > and the company has deployed mobile
    > > wireless facilities called "cellular on wheels" or "COWs" and has more
    > > available if needed. Employees are monitoring the network
    > > round-the-clock.
    > >
    > > Cingular suggests that customers limit calls to emergency/family
    > > contacts during these busy cell phone usage times. In addition, we
    > > recommend sending SMS messages as another method of communicating to
    > > family members. This will help free up the network, so that emergency
    > > personnel and 911 users can communicate without delay.
    > >

    >
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > ----
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: Cingular and the California Fires

    "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > While it *LOOKS* good in print (and I don't beleive half of it)


    Oh for crissakes! If Cingular gave you $1,000,000 you'd complain the
    bills were the wrong denomination!



  5. #5
    Frederick
    Guest

    Re: Cingular and the California Fires

    I agree. Why would Cingular donate all these phones and all this
    service, as well as their employees donating their time if there was
    no service there. Just because you have a bad experience with Cingular
    doesn't mean EVERYONE DOES.

    I get great reception at my house, but I was recently at a clients
    home 1 mile away, and my service sucked. It's not the company it the
    area we are in.

    [email protected] (Todd Allcock) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > While it *LOOKS* good in print (and I don't beleive half of it)

    >
    > Oh for crissakes! If Cingular gave you $1,000,000 you'd complain the
    > bills were the wrong denomination!




  6. #6
    Jer
    Guest

    Re: Cingular and the California Fires

    Frederick wrote:

    > I agree. Why would Cingular donate all these phones and all this
    > service, as well as their employees donating their time if there was
    > no service there. Just because you have a bad experience with Cingular
    > doesn't mean EVERYONE DOES.


    Good point. I suppose all those westbound generators being towed by
    vans with the Cingular logos were intended to provide power for the
    donut bakery and a couple of coffee pots.

    [....]


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