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  1. #1
    tom
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    Anybody been to (or currently lives in) Kauai recently? The coverage
    map on the SPCS web site isn't that detailed. How is the coverage on
    the northshore, around princeville, hanalei bay, etc?

    TIA

    -tom



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  2. #2
    Eddie Haskel
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    Coverage in Hawaii? If your anywhere except the middle of Honolulu IT SUCKS!
    Verizon is the native telephone provider in the area. I recently did a
    "remote" from Kapaa and the staff all had their "comped" Sprint phones. NONE
    of them worked reliably! My Nextel worked well as did my Archwireless 2-way
    Pager. One guys ATT phone worked non stop from Princeville to Poipu with no
    problem. Verizon's 1X high-speed data works very well there as well. As far
    as Sprint goes..your going to be pretty much "**** out of luck", but thats
    the way Sprint is in most of Southern California anyways...so its nothing
    new.....Eddie


    "tom" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Anybody been to (or currently lives in) Kauai recently? The coverage
    > map on the SPCS web site isn't that detailed. How is the coverage on
    > the northshore, around princeville, hanalei bay, etc?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > -tom






  3. #3
    Schmoe
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    What? I don't think you know what you are talking about in the least. I hope
    your next Dunkin Donuts meeting goes well for you.
    "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Coverage in Hawaii? If your anywhere except the middle of Honolulu IT

    SUCKS!
    > Verizon is the native telephone provider in the area. I recently did a
    > "remote" from Kapaa and the staff all had their "comped" Sprint phones.

    NONE
    > of them worked reliably! My Nextel worked well as did my Archwireless

    2-way
    > Pager. One guys ATT phone worked non stop from Princeville to Poipu with

    no
    > problem. Verizon's 1X high-speed data works very well there as well. As

    far
    > as Sprint goes..your going to be pretty much "**** out of luck", but thats
    > the way Sprint is in most of Southern California anyways...so its nothing
    > new.....Eddie
    >
    >
    > "tom" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Anybody been to (or currently lives in) Kauai recently? The coverage
    > > map on the SPCS web site isn't that detailed. How is the coverage on
    > > the northshore, around princeville, hanalei bay, etc?
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > -tom

    >
    >






  4. #4
    Tom Grelinger
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    Regarding Honolulu (and Oahu), I have not been disappointed when I have been
    there. The only time that I recall having to even remotely roam was way up
    on the north side of the Waianae mountains (not being a kam`aiana, it is
    tougher for me <g>) close to Kaena Point. Otherwise, I have gotten good
    coverage down the other side of the Waianae along Farrington and up Makaha
    Valley.

    Tom
    "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Coverage in Hawaii? If your anywhere except the middle of Honolulu IT

    SUCKS!
    > Verizon is the native telephone provider in the area. I recently did a
    > "remote" from Kapaa and the staff all had their "comped" Sprint phones.

    NONE
    > of them worked reliably! My Nextel worked well as did my Archwireless

    2-way
    > Pager. One guys ATT phone worked non stop from Princeville to Poipu with

    no
    > problem. Verizon's 1X high-speed data works very well there as well. As

    far
    > as Sprint goes..your going to be pretty much "**** out of luck", but thats
    > the way Sprint is in most of Southern California anyways...so its nothing
    > new.....Eddie
    >
    >
    > "tom" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Anybody been to (or currently lives in) Kauai recently? The coverage
    > > map on the SPCS web site isn't that detailed. How is the coverage on
    > > the northshore, around princeville, hanalei bay, etc?
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > -tom

    >
    >






  5. #5
    Snoopy
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    I have ot disagree with the poster here. The Signal is not crap. It is
    just not as widely covered as one would think. We recently took a 7
    day cruise of the Hawaiian Island. We went to Kauai, Maui, Hawaii.
    Anchored off shore, I got pretty good signal about 1/2 mile out.
    Driving on Ohau, had signal for most part outside. Inside building was
    iffy.

    I also have a sprint Air Card and very seldom had any problem using it
    in any of the ports we were in.

    In conclusion, the signal is fllable but not as bad as the previous
    poster would have believe.

    David

    On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 05:50:30 GMT, "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Coverage in Hawaii? If your anywhere except the middle of Honolulu IT SUCKS!
    >Verizon is the native telephone provider in the area. I recently did a
    >"remote" from Kapaa and the staff all had their "comped" Sprint phones. NONE
    >of them worked reliably! My Nextel worked well as did my Archwireless 2-way
    >Pager. One guys ATT phone worked non stop from Princeville to Poipu with no
    >problem. Verizon's 1X high-speed data works very well there as well. As far
    >as Sprint goes..your going to be pretty much "**** out of luck", but thats
    >the way Sprint is in most of Southern California anyways...so its nothing
    >new.....Eddie
    >
    >
    >"tom" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Anybody been to (or currently lives in) Kauai recently? The coverage
    >> map on the SPCS web site isn't that detailed. How is the coverage on
    >> the northshore, around princeville, hanalei bay, etc?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> -tom

    >





  6. #6
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    I stayed in Hanalei on Kauai in October 2002. There is SPCS coverage in
    Lihue and Kapaa and nowhere else. This is also shown on the tower maps at
    http://www.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/co....jsp?cityid=30

    An SPCS dual-band phone can roam on Verizon's 800 CDMA and analog
    coverage in Princeville and Hanalei from a tower just west of the
    Princeville shopping center. See my report at

    http://www.google.com/groups?hl=en&l...drrb%3Db%26as_
    mind%3D12%26as_minm%3D5%26as_miny%3D2002%26as_maxd%3D30%26as_maxm%3D11%26as_maxy%3D2003%26lr%3D%26hl%3Den

    or use groups.google.com's Advanced Search to search
    alt.cellular.sprintpcs for kauai coverage.

    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco




  7. #7

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    In article <[email protected]>, Frank Harris <[email protected]> wrote:
    >I stayed in Hanalei on Kauai in October 2002. There is SPCS coverage in
    >Lihue and Kapaa and nowhere else. This is also shown on the tower maps at
    >http://www.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/co....jsp?cityid=30
    >
    >An SPCS dual-band phone can roam on Verizon's 800 CDMA and analog
    >coverage in Princeville and Hanalei from a tower just west of the
    >Princeville shopping center.


    Stayed in Poipu in August 2003. I would echo the report above.



  8. #8
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Coverage in Hawaii? If your anywhere except the middle of Honolulu IT SUCKS!
    > Verizon is the native telephone provider in the area. I recently did a
    > "remote" from Kapaa and the staff all had their "comped" Sprint phones. NONE
    > of them worked reliably! My Nextel worked well as did my Archwireless 2-way
    > Pager. One guys ATT phone worked non stop from Princeville to Poipu with no
    > problem. Verizon's 1X high-speed data works very well there as well. As far
    > as Sprint goes..your going to be pretty much "**** out of luck", but thats
    > the way Sprint is in most of Southern California anyways...so its nothing
    > new.....Eddie



    I have Sprint here in So. California and it works very well. It's also
    not that bad in Hawaii. Obviously you don't know what you're talking
    about.



  9. #9
    tom
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    > I have ot disagree with the poster here. The Signal is not crap. It is
    > just not as widely covered as one would think. We recently took a 7


    > >Coverage in Hawaii? If your anywhere except the middle of Honolulu IT SUCKS!
    > >Verizon is the native telephone provider in the area. I recently did a
    > >"remote" from Kapaa and the staff all had their "comped" Sprint phones. NONE
    > >of them worked reliably! My Nextel worked well as did my Archwireless 2-way
    > >Pager. One guys ATT phone worked non stop from Princeville to Poipu with no
    > >problem. Verizon's 1X high-speed data works very well there as well. As far
    > >as Sprint goes..your going to be pretty much "**** out of luck", but thats
    > >the way Sprint is in most of Southern California anyways...so its nothing
    > >new.....Eddie
    > >


    > >> Anybody been to (or currently lives in) Kauai recently? The coverage
    > >> map on the SPCS web site isn't that detailed. How is the coverage on
    > >> the northshore, around princeville, hanalei bay, etc?


    were any of you guys able to use SPCS in Princeville?

    eddie - did any of your guys have signal using SPCS driving from
    princeville to poipu?

    any other comments on kauai's SPCS coverage welcome and appreciated.

    -tom



  10. #10
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    Like I said, if you set your phone's roaming setting to "Sprint only" it
    won't work in Princeville. If it's a dual-band phone and you set it to
    Automatic, it will roam on Verizon.

    Whether you are charged for these roaming minutes depends on whether
    your plan has the "Free & Clear America" option or some other similar
    roaming option.

    Make sure your phone's PRL is current before you go. Call *2 and say to
    Claire "PRL update". Ask the rep to "please flag my phone for a PRL
    update" and he or she will do so and give you instructions to call *2
    again and follow the prompts.

    If Sprint has suddenly added coverage on the north shore without
    changing the tower or coverage maps, then enjoy it and please tell us
    about it on your return.

    Here's the phone number of the Radio Shack in Lihue, where they sell
    Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless: (808) 245-7633
    Before you go, use your free long distance and call and ask them.

    tom wrote:
    > were any of you guys able to use SPCS in Princeville?


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620




  11. #11
    Eddie Haskel
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?


    SPCS worked (and NOT well) at the Lihue airport and somewhat in Kapaa ( the
    mexican restuarant) in the center of town. It DID NOT work inside the
    resorts. They could NOT make or receive calls in or outside the resort at
    Princeville.They missed a great many calls and got late voicemail notices on
    their handsets. They did not try it up the center of the island. When we had
    to call the station they used my Nextel or the program manager's ATTWS
    phone. Even tho he can have a FREE Sprint phone and account, he has found
    that when traveling he can not count on it working, so he carries a ATT
    phone. Personally speaking I have Verizon, due to the fact it works even
    better than ATT, Sprint, Nextel and Chingaular in SOuthern Calif and when I
    travel...Eddie
    "tom" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > I have ot disagree with the poster here. The Signal is not crap. It is
    > > just not as widely covered as one would think. We recently took a 7

    >
    > > >Coverage in Hawaii? If your anywhere except the middle of Honolulu IT

    SUCKS!
    > > >Verizon is the native telephone provider in the area. I recently did a
    > > >"remote" from Kapaa and the staff all had their "comped" Sprint phones.

    NONE
    > > >of them worked reliably! My Nextel worked well as did my Archwireless

    2-way
    > > >Pager. One guys ATT phone worked non stop from Princeville to Poipu

    with no
    > > >problem. Verizon's 1X high-speed data works very well there as well. As

    far
    > > >as Sprint goes..your going to be pretty much "**** out of luck", but

    thats
    > > >the way Sprint is in most of Southern California anyways...so its

    nothing
    > > >new.....Eddie
    > > >

    >
    > > >> Anybody been to (or currently lives in) Kauai recently? The coverage
    > > >> map on the SPCS web site isn't that detailed. How is the coverage on
    > > >> the northshore, around princeville, hanalei bay, etc?

    >
    > were any of you guys able to use SPCS in Princeville?
    >
    > eddie - did any of your guys have signal using SPCS driving from
    > princeville to poipu?
    >
    > any other comments on kauai's SPCS coverage welcome and appreciated.
    >
    > -tom






  12. #12
    Eddie Haskel
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    Yeah..right Larry...I'm clueless. Try setting your handset to Sprint only
    and turn on the audible indictor that tells you your out of range. Then you
    will see what ****ty service they have in Southern Calif. Maybe you just
    dont make any calls or no one calls you? If thats the case your with the
    *PERFECT* carrier, low cost, low service....Eddie
    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Coverage in Hawaii? If your anywhere except the middle of Honolulu IT

    SUCKS!
    > > Verizon is the native telephone provider in the area. I recently did a
    > > "remote" from Kapaa and the staff all had their "comped" Sprint phones.

    NONE
    > > of them worked reliably! My Nextel worked well as did my Archwireless

    2-way
    > > Pager. One guys ATT phone worked non stop from Princeville to Poipu with

    no
    > > problem. Verizon's 1X high-speed data works very well there as well. As

    far
    > > as Sprint goes..your going to be pretty much "**** out of luck", but

    thats
    > > the way Sprint is in most of Southern California anyways...so its

    nothing
    > > new.....Eddie

    >
    >
    > I have Sprint here in So. California and it works very well. It's also
    > not that bad in Hawaii. Obviously you don't know what you're talking
    > about.






  13. #13
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Yeah..right Larry...I'm clueless. Try setting your handset to Sprint only
    > and turn on the audible indictor that tells you your out of range. Then you
    > will see what ****ty service they have in Southern Calif. Maybe you just
    > dont make any calls or no one calls you? If thats the case your with the
    > *PERFECT* carrier, low cost, low service....Eddie



    I always have my phone set to Sprint PCS only and am never out of
    range here unless I'm on the 241 toll road for part of the way. Big
    deal, most carriers don't work on that stretch. The only other place I
    used to not have a signal was the I-5 thru Camp Pendleton in San Diego
    but now that is well covered. And yes I make plenty of calls.



  14. #14
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?


    "Eddie Haskel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Yeah..right Larry...I'm clueless. Try setting your handset to Sprint only
    > and turn on the audible indictor that tells you your out of range. Then

    you
    > will see what ****ty service they have in Southern Calif. Maybe you just
    > dont make any calls or no one calls you? If thats the case your with the
    > *PERFECT* carrier, low cost, low service....Eddie


    Just out of curiosity Eddie, what phone are you using, it's PRL & firmware
    versions, and where you've noticed the problems?

    I'm asking as quite a few folks here have piped in, mentioning improved
    coverage all over So. Cal, here in this news group over the past 3 months.

    Lastly, have you considered adding the F&CA option to your account?

    Bob





  15. #15
    tom
    Guest

    Re: coverage in kauai?

    Frank Harris <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I stayed in Hanalei on Kauai in October 2002. There is SPCS coverage in
    > Lihue and Kapaa and nowhere else. This is also shown on the tower maps at
    > http://www.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/co....jsp?cityid=30
    >
    > An SPCS dual-band phone can roam on Verizon's 800 CDMA and analog
    > coverage in Princeville and Hanalei from a tower just west of the
    > Princeville shopping center. See my report at
    >
    > http://www.google.com/groups?hl=en&l...s_drrb%3Db%26a

    s_mind%3D12%26as_minm%3D5%26as_miny%3D2002%26as_maxd%3D30%26as_maxm%3D11%26as_maxy%3D2003%26lr%3D%26hl%3Den
    >
    > or use groups.google.com's Advanced Search to search
    > alt.cellular.sprintpcs for kauai coverage.


    great, thanks a lot for the input, guys!

    -tom



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