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  1. #1
    NFL
    Guest
    Hi..
    Since Howardforums has become utterly useless (mysterious server
    issues..it's up one minute, down the next and when it's up you can't post
    and it loads extremely slow-owner isn't providing any explainations or eta
    of repair) and WirelessMatt has now disappeared as well, I'm hoping someone
    here can answer my question.
    I have an i710. It has given me flawless service. But today every call I
    made or got dropped after 5 minutes or so. I had 4 bars of signal and a TX
    of about 28. I called Nextel and they said there were no known outages in
    this area. So the only explaination I can think of is that all day today the
    power company was working across the street. They were putting up a new pole
    and transferring the wiring. There were 2 crews with huge
    cherrypickers...about 10 guys total, and they all had Nextels-the public
    service versions. Now I know Nextel give public service people network
    priority. Could that have been the reason I was constanty getting dropped
    calls? If so I am not happy. I can understand the need for them to have
    network priority at times, but
    they had to shut my power off to do their work and it was off all day. With
    no power my landline doesn't work so my Nextel was all I had. I think it's
    very unfair if I was constanty being knocked off the network for non
    emergency reasons. Anyone know
    if network priority works that way?







    See More: Dropped Calls-Public Service Network Priority to Blame?




  2. #2
    MarkF
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    Re: Dropped Calls-Public Service Network Priority to Blame?

    "NFL" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi..
    > Since Howardforums has become utterly useless (mysterious server
    > issues..it's up one minute, down the next and when it's up you can't post
    > and it loads extremely slow-owner isn't providing any explainations or eta
    > of repair) and WirelessMatt has now disappeared as well, I'm hoping someone
    > here can answer my question.
    > I have an i710. It has given me flawless service. But today every call I
    > made or got dropped after 5 minutes or so. I had 4 bars of signal and a TX
    > of about 28. I called Nextel and they said there were no known outages in
    > this area. So the only explaination I can think of is that all day today the
    > power company was working across the street. They were putting up a new pole
    > and transferring the wiring. There were 2 crews with huge
    > cherrypickers...about 10 guys total, and they all had Nextels-the public
    > service versions. Now I know Nextel give public service people network
    > priority. Could that have been the reason I was constanty getting dropped
    > calls? If so I am not happy. I can understand the need for them to have
    > network priority at times, but
    > they had to shut my power off to do their work and it was off all day. With
    > no power my landline doesn't work so my Nextel was all I had. I think it's
    > very unfair if I was constanty being knocked off the network for non
    > emergency reasons. Anyone know
    > if network priority works that way?



    NEXTEL priority won't knock an already existing conversation off of
    the network. It is used to move a channel request to the beginning of
    the que should the site be overloaded if a user has Priority. If the
    site isn't busy then Priority does nothing for the person who has it.

    There is also 2 types of Priority, one for DC and one for Phone. Both
    operate independently as DC and telephone are 2 seperate technologies
    in iDEN and even occupy different frequencies at the same sites. The
    only thing they share is the control channel. I had NEXTEL DC for the
    recent hurricanes in Florida and it was nothing special. I still had
    to wait for a channel on DC most of the time and the phone section was
    useless.

    I find it hard to believe that their NEXTEL usage interrupted your
    call. I would think that maybe your house and the NEXTEL site shared
    the same grid and when you had no power so did the site and the power
    back-up technology wasn't working properly or with a severly reduced
    power decreasing the usable distance of the site.

    Time to get a wired landline phone as the phone company typicially
    doesn't depend on the power company for dialtone.



  3. #3
    Frank Cole
    Guest

    Re: Dropped Calls-Public Service Network Priority to Blame?

    yes it does. I used to work for Nextel.

    NFL wrote:

    > Hi..
    > Since Howardforums has become utterly useless (mysterious server
    > issues..it's up one minute, down the next and when it's up you can't post
    > and it loads extremely slow-owner isn't providing any explainations or eta
    > of repair) and WirelessMatt has now disappeared as well, I'm hoping someone
    > here can answer my question.
    > I have an i710. It has given me flawless service. But today every call I
    > made or got dropped after 5 minutes or so. I had 4 bars of signal and a TX
    > of about 28. I called Nextel and they said there were no known outages in
    > this area. So the only explaination I can think of is that all day today the
    > power company was working across the street. They were putting up a new pole
    > and transferring the wiring. There were 2 crews with huge
    > cherrypickers...about 10 guys total, and they all had Nextels-the public
    > service versions. Now I know Nextel give public service people network
    > priority. Could that have been the reason I was constanty getting dropped
    > calls? If so I am not happy. I can understand the need for them to have
    > network priority at times, but
    > they had to shut my power off to do their work and it was off all day. With
    > no power my landline doesn't work so my Nextel was all I had. I think it's
    > very unfair if I was constanty being knocked off the network for non
    > emergency reasons. Anyone know
    > if network priority works that way?





  4. #4
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Dropped Calls-Public Service Network Priority to Blame?


    "Frank Cole" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > yes it does. I used to work for Nextel.


    In what capacity?





  5. #5
    dep_blueman
    Guest

    Re: Dropped Calls-Public Service Network Priority to Blame?

    Network priority is only envoked when requested by the user via the
    handset and it is highly unlikely that the cell tower you were using
    was at 100%. Ten people all using DC at the same time would use less
    than 2 ch. total.

    In addition, it is my understanding that network priority would only
    place the user at the front of the line to get an time slot and (in
    the case of DC) hold the slot for 3 min. rather than ?~6 seconds? and
    NOT kick an existing user off the cell once they were issues a slot.

    -D

    "NFL" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi..
    > Since Howardforums has become utterly useless (mysterious server
    > issues..it's up one minute, down the next and when it's up you can't post
    > and it loads extremely slow-owner isn't providing any explainations or eta
    > of repair) and WirelessMatt has now disappeared as well, I'm hoping someone
    > here can answer my question.
    > I have an i710. It has given me flawless service. But today every call I
    > made or got dropped after 5 minutes or so. I had 4 bars of signal and a TX
    > of about 28. I called Nextel and they said there were no known outages in
    > this area. So the only explaination I can think of is that all day today the
    > power company was working across the street. They were putting up a new pole
    > and transferring the wiring. There were 2 crews with huge
    > cherrypickers...about 10 guys total, and they all had Nextels-the public
    > service versions. Now I know Nextel give public service people network
    > priority. Could that have been the reason I was constanty getting dropped
    > calls? If so I am not happy. I can understand the need for them to have
    > network priority at times, but
    > they had to shut my power off to do their work and it was off all day. With
    > no power my landline doesn't work so my Nextel was all I had. I think it's
    > very unfair if I was constanty being knocked off the network for non
    > emergency reasons. Anyone know
    > if network priority works that way?




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