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  1. #1
    Alphad
    Guest
    I've noticed that Lexington, KY seems to have good signal coverage, but
    calls are being dropped during handoffs betweens towers. Doesn't happen all
    the time, but often enough.

    I don't think it's a capacity issue as it happens at midnight as well as
    during the day. I had a call drop when I was 100 feet from a tower driving
    south on Tates Creek Rd when Sprint's network didn't forward the call to
    this closest tower.

    Just seems they need to fine-tune their handoffs and handshaking between
    towers. Almost seems as if the towers are fighting with each other.

    I have a Sanyo VM4500.

    Anyone know if this is a known issue with the area?





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  2. #2
    Scott Nelson - Wash DC
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    Re: Lexington, KY - To many towers, not enough talking

    They are allowed to do maintenance during off-peak hours, that's why the
    rates are cheaper or unlimited minutes during off-peak.
    The sites can be taken out of service during those periods if need be. So,
    capacity comes into play if the surrounding Cell Sites are being used for
    you call and they are handling a lot of calls.

    100 Feet from the tower doesn't mean much when it is out of service.
    If you get dropped calls, do the *2 thing and ask Clair for "dropped call
    credit".

    It helps the techs and network engineering know there is a problem.

    Scotty


    "Alphad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s03...
    > I've noticed that Lexington, KY seems to have good signal coverage, but
    > calls are being dropped during handoffs betweens towers. Doesn't happen

    all
    > the time, but often enough.
    >
    > I don't think it's a capacity issue as it happens at midnight as well as
    > during the day. I had a call drop when I was 100 feet from a tower

    driving
    > south on Tates Creek Rd when Sprint's network didn't forward the call to
    > this closest tower.
    >
    > Just seems they need to fine-tune their handoffs and handshaking between
    > towers. Almost seems as if the towers are fighting with each other.
    >
    > I have a Sanyo VM4500.
    >
    > Anyone know if this is a known issue with the area?
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Alphad
    Guest

    Re: Lexington, KY - To many towers, not enough talking

    I'm having more issue recently about calls not transfering between towers
    then before. During the past couple of weeks the problems seems to have
    gotten worse. Had my Sanyo VM4500 checked and it was ok. Any ideas if
    SprintPCS is just not paying attention to their network here in Lexington?

    "Scott Nelson - Wash DC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > They are allowed to do maintenance during off-peak hours, that's why the
    > rates are cheaper or unlimited minutes during off-peak.
    > The sites can be taken out of service during those periods if need be. So,
    > capacity comes into play if the surrounding Cell Sites are being used for
    > you call and they are handling a lot of calls.
    >
    > 100 Feet from the tower doesn't mean much when it is out of service.
    > If you get dropped calls, do the *2 thing and ask Clair for "dropped call
    > credit".
    >
    > It helps the techs and network engineering know there is a problem.
    >
    > Scotty
    >
    >
    > "Alphad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]_s03...
    > > I've noticed that Lexington, KY seems to have good signal coverage, but
    > > calls are being dropped during handoffs betweens towers. Doesn't happen

    > all
    > > the time, but often enough.
    > >
    > > I don't think it's a capacity issue as it happens at midnight as well

    as
    > > during the day. I had a call drop when I was 100 feet from a tower

    > driving
    > > south on Tates Creek Rd when Sprint's network didn't forward the call to
    > > this closest tower.
    > >
    > > Just seems they need to fine-tune their handoffs and handshaking

    between
    > > towers. Almost seems as if the towers are fighting with each other.
    > >
    > > I have a Sanyo VM4500.
    > >
    > > Anyone know if this is a known issue with the area?
    > >
    > >

    >
    >






  4. #4
    Alphad
    Guest

    Re: Lexington, KY - To many towers, not enough talking

    The issue with calls not transferring to other towers in this particular
    stretch of road exists during the day as well as night (anytime). I'll drop
    a call next to a SprintPCS tower once the signal from the other towers get
    weak, and i'll pick it up again immedietly with 4 bars.


    "Alphad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s01...
    > I'm having more issue recently about calls not transfering between towers
    > then before. During the past couple of weeks the problems seems to have
    > gotten worse. Had my Sanyo VM4500 checked and it was ok. Any ideas if
    > SprintPCS is just not paying attention to their network here in Lexington?
    >
    > "Scott Nelson - Wash DC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> They are allowed to do maintenance during off-peak hours, that's why the
    >> rates are cheaper or unlimited minutes during off-peak.
    >> The sites can be taken out of service during those periods if need be.
    >> So,
    >> capacity comes into play if the surrounding Cell Sites are being used for
    >> you call and they are handling a lot of calls.
    >>
    >> 100 Feet from the tower doesn't mean much when it is out of service.
    >> If you get dropped calls, do the *2 thing and ask Clair for "dropped call
    >> credit".
    >>
    >> It helps the techs and network engineering know there is a problem.
    >>
    >> Scotty
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alphad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]_s03...
    >> > I've noticed that Lexington, KY seems to have good signal coverage, but
    >> > calls are being dropped during handoffs betweens towers. Doesn't
    >> > happen

    >> all
    >> > the time, but often enough.
    >> >
    >> > I don't think it's a capacity issue as it happens at midnight as well

    > as
    >> > during the day. I had a call drop when I was 100 feet from a tower

    >> driving
    >> > south on Tates Creek Rd when Sprint's network didn't forward the call
    >> > to
    >> > this closest tower.
    >> >
    >> > Just seems they need to fine-tune their handoffs and handshaking

    > between
    >> > towers. Almost seems as if the towers are fighting with each other.
    >> >
    >> > I have a Sanyo VM4500.
    >> >
    >> > Anyone know if this is a known issue with the area?
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >
    >






  5. #5
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Lexington, KY - To many towers, not enough talking

    In article <[email protected]_s54>,
    "Alphad" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The issue with calls not transferring to other towers in this particular
    > stretch of road exists during the day as well as night (anytime). I'll drop
    > a call next to a SprintPCS tower once the signal from the other towers get
    > weak, and i'll pick it up again immedietly with 4 bars.


    or are you roaming on the first tower?



  6. #6
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Lexington, KY - To many towers, not enough talking


    "Alphad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s54...
    > The issue with calls not transferring to other towers in this particular
    > stretch of road exists during the day as well as night (anytime). I'll

    drop
    > a call next to a SprintPCS tower once the signal from the other towers get
    > weak, and i'll pick it up again immedietly with 4 bars.


    If you haven't already, I'd suggest calling SPCS CS on *2, and tell the rep
    you want to make a trouble ticket. Have the address handy where you notice
    the problem first starts (at least an intersection), when giving out the
    details.

    Bob





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