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  1. #1
    Alphad
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    I was driving South on I-75 over thanksgiving and I noticed I picked up a
    sprint signal near London, KY for the first time ever. Now a couple of days
    later when I was heading north on I-75 through London, KY I couldn't pick
    the signal up again.

    Are they adding new towers in that area and/or are they having trouble with
    them?





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  2. #2
    plane
    Guest

    Re: I-75 Coverage in Southern KY

    "Alphad" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<c%[email protected]_s52>...
    > I was driving South on I-75 over thanksgiving and I noticed I picked up a
    > sprint signal near London, KY for the first time ever. Now a couple of days
    > later when I was heading north on I-75 through London, KY I couldn't pick
    > the signal up again.
    >
    > Are they adding new towers in that area and/or are they having trouble with
    > them?


    I don;t know about new towers, but strangely enough, there are towers
    (which have been up or 1 l/2years) in pineville, ky, and middlesboro,
    as well as 2 towers further south on hwy 25 in the Tazewell/Harrogate
    area There are essentially in the middle of nowhere). WEre you able
    to make a call on the signal you got In London-There are numerous area
    with the above mentioned towers, where I can get a good signal
    indication on a sanyo 4900, but still be too far from the tower for
    the phone to make a connection. Also, I don't believe the tower maps
    on sprintpcs for a while in early November, indicated any present or
    future towers in the area you mentioned--but lets hope so.



  3. #3
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: I-75 Coverage in Southern KY

    "Alphad" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<c%[email protected]_s52>...
    > I was driving South on I-75 over thanksgiving and I noticed I picked up a
    > sprint signal near London, KY for the first time ever. Now a couple of days
    > later when I was heading north on I-75 through London, KY I couldn't pick
    > the signal up again.
    >
    > Are they adding new towers in that area and/or are they having trouble with
    > them?



    You could have just picked up a fluke stray signal from a tower far away.



  4. #4
    Stanley Cline
    Guest

    Re: I-75 Coverage in Southern KY

    On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 18:45:28 GMT, "Alphad" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I was driving South on I-75 over thanksgiving and I noticed I picked up a
    >sprint signal near London, KY for the first time ever. Now a couple of days
    >later when I was heading north on I-75 through London, KY I couldn't pick
    >the signal up again.
    >
    >Are they adding new towers in that area and/or are they having trouble with
    >them?


    Please let this be true...and please let it be on the right SID!

    I thought this might be some new coverage turned up to meet buildout
    deadlines, but London is covered by SPCS's Louisville MTA license,
    which has obviously been built out as much as required, so that isn't
    it. It's very possible that SPCS is finally getting off their @$$ as
    far as this glaring coverage hole goes... If the coverage came and
    then went away, it's probably tower testing...London is really way too
    far away from existing SPCS coverage and separated by terrain from
    both Berea and Middlesboro for it to be just "stray signals".

    Hopefully SPCS will run this area under the Louisville SID and not the
    Knoxville SID (like they are doing in Middlesboro ) so that VZW
    customers can use it! (VZW customers with current PRLs roam on
    Ramcell, which is going CDMA in KY like they have in their markets in
    NC and OR but is roaming on AC plans.)

    -SC
    --
    Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    ....
    "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune



  5. #5
    Jon Clark
    Guest

    Re: I-75 Coverage in Southern KY

    Stanley:

    A litte OT, but I would hope, and have seen some evidence of former (solid)
    roam areas under AC that were analog go to FreeRoam on AC when they get
    overlayed with CDMA. Perhaps the ability of the roaming partner to carry
    more traffic under CDMA compels them to offer cheaper bulk roaming rates to
    VZW - as does VZW's constant 'threat' of pulling the roaming agreement.
    There is probably some point of roam rate, which, of course, varies market
    to market with customer demand, that allows VZW to add that carrier to a
    moderate 'buy down' plan model such as AC and continue to offer AC at
    profitable rates.

    -Jon



    "Stanley Cline" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 18:45:28 GMT, "Alphad" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I was driving South on I-75 over thanksgiving and I noticed I picked up a
    > >sprint signal near London, KY for the first time ever. Now a couple of

    days
    > >later when I was heading north on I-75 through London, KY I couldn't pick
    > >the signal up again.
    > >
    > >Are they adding new towers in that area and/or are they having trouble

    with
    > >them?

    >
    > Please let this be true...and please let it be on the right SID!
    >
    > I thought this might be some new coverage turned up to meet buildout
    > deadlines, but London is covered by SPCS's Louisville MTA license,
    > which has obviously been built out as much as required, so that isn't
    > it. It's very possible that SPCS is finally getting off their @$$ as
    > far as this glaring coverage hole goes... If the coverage came and
    > then went away, it's probably tower testing...London is really way too
    > far away from existing SPCS coverage and separated by terrain from
    > both Berea and Middlesboro for it to be just "stray signals".
    >
    > Hopefully SPCS will run this area under the Louisville SID and not the
    > Knoxville SID (like they are doing in Middlesboro ) so that VZW
    > customers can use it! (VZW customers with current PRLs roam on
    > Ramcell, which is going CDMA in KY like they have in their markets in
    > NC and OR but is roaming on AC plans.)
    >
    > -SC
    > --
    > Stanley Cline -- sc1 at roamer1 dot org -- http://www.roamer1.org/
    > ...
    > "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. There might
    > be a law against it by that time." -/usr/games/fortune






  6. #6
    Alphad
    Guest

    Re: I-75 Coverage in Southern KY

    I don't think it was a fluke signal from some far away tower. I had full
    signal and could make and receive calls perfectly. I noticed there were a
    few other random spots with service on I-75 that didn't have it in the past.
    But once again this service disappeared when I returned a few days later.

    I was told by a Sprint PCS rep at a sprint store that they were planning on
    adding 75 new towers between richmond, ky and nashville, tn to fill in the
    huge service gap along I-75. This is suppose to take place in the next few
    months so I'm wondering if they have a few towers up already and are testing
    them out. Then again I don't trust anything sprint reps tell me until it
    actually happens. I've heard to many untrue claims over the years from
    them.





  7. #7
    plane
    Guest

    Re: I-75 Coverage in Southern KY

    Stanley Cline <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 18:45:28 GMT, "Alphad" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I was driving South on I-75 over thanksgiving and I noticed I picked up a
    > >sprint signal near London, KY for the first time ever. Now a couple of days
    > >later when I was heading north on I-75 through London, KY I couldn't pick
    > >the signal up again.
    > >
    > >Are they adding new towers in that area and/or are they having trouble with
    > >them?

    >
    > Please let this be true...and please let it be on the right SID!
    >
    > I thought this might be some new coverage turned up to meet buildout
    > deadlines, but London is covered by SPCS's Louisville MTA license,
    > which has obviously been built out as much as required, so that isn't
    > it. It's very possible that SPCS is finally getting off their @$$ as
    > far as this glaring coverage hole goes... If the coverage came and
    > then went away, it's probably tower testing...London is really way too
    > far away from existing SPCS coverage and separated by terrain from
    > both Berea and Middlesboro for it to be just "stray signals".
    >
    > Hopefully SPCS will run this area under the Louisville SID and not the
    > Knoxville SID (like they are doing in Middlesboro ) so that VZW
    > customers can use it! (VZW customers with current PRLs roam on
    > Ramcell, which is going CDMA in KY like they have in their markets in
    > NC and OR but is roaming on AC plans.)
    >
    > -SC


    Stanley
    What do you think about using a sprint sid in your verizon handset, in
    the Ky area mentioned above?(was in an old prl, removed, but still
    works.)



  8. #8
    AL
    Guest

    Re: I-75 Coverage in Southern KY

    The Louisville Verizon store said they are planning to have I-75 covered in
    the next six months, (for what that is worht) :> so maybe its part of their
    coverage or Sprints
    and one or the other is testing signals. Digital was turned on four months
    in my area before they
    allowed people to use it.

    AL

    "Alphad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s53...
    > I don't think it was a fluke signal from some far away tower. I had full
    > signal and could make and receive calls perfectly. I noticed there were a
    > few other random spots with service on I-75 that didn't have it in the

    past.
    > But once again this service disappeared when I returned a few days later.
    >
    > I was told by a Sprint PCS rep at a sprint store that they were planning

    on
    > adding 75 new towers between richmond, ky and nashville, tn to fill in the
    > huge service gap along I-75. This is suppose to take place in the next

    few
    > months so I'm wondering if they have a few towers up already and are

    testing
    > them out. Then again I don't trust anything sprint reps tell me until it
    > actually happens. I've heard to many untrue claims over the years from
    > them.
    >
    >







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