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  1. #1
    cr
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    Does anybody know if and when Sprint or should I say USUnwired which I heard
    is the Sprint franchise in this area.
    Will put up some more towers.
    They were putting them up like crazy a few years ago and just seemed to stop
    expanding.

    I heard USUnwired has some big financial problems .
    Is this true?

    I am writing this because Cingular has announced plans to put up 100 towers
    in Northeastern NY
    Verizon also has put two new towers in the Adirondacks.

    I like to stay with Sprint but with this recent news it is going to
    difficult





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  2. #2
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Upstate NewYork

    cr wrote:
    > Does anybody know if and when Sprint or should I say USUnwired which I heard
    > is the Sprint franchise in this area.
    > Will put up some more towers.
    > They were putting them up like crazy a few years ago and just seemed to stop
    > expanding.


    I was in upstate NY, having driven up from Central NJ, into Northeast
    PA, up to Albany and then cutting across to Rochester. Didn't lose one
    bit of signal the whole time, even in Rochester and through the RIT campus.

    Are you seeing dead spots? If so, where?

    > I heard USUnwired has some big financial problems .
    > Is this true?


    According to their latest quarterly report, USUnwired earned EBITDA of
    $23.9 million, on an income of $147.9 million, just for the previous
    quarter. It doesn't look like they're having financial problems, or if
    they are, they learned a lot from Enron on how to keep it under wraps.

    > I am writing this because Cingular has announced plans to put up 100 towers
    > in Northeastern NY
    > Verizon also has put two new towers in the Adirondacks.
    >
    > I like to stay with Sprint but with this recent news it is going to
    > difficult


    Planning to throw 100 towers into an area doesn't necessarily mean
    Cingular is going to follow through with that plan. New cell sites
    takes months or years to get up and running with regulatory and zoning
    approvals, construction and tweaking. And even so, it doesn't mean that
    those 100 towers are going to be in optimal spots to provide seamless
    coverage.

    Wait until the towers are up and you know the coverage is sound before
    you consider jumping ship.


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  3. #3
    cr
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    Re: Upstate NewYork

    Above Albany
    Not along the I90 also known as the NYS Thruway.
    That's a major highway and you would expect coverage the whole route

    As but that is 100 towers or 10 or whatever that Sprint doesn't have.

    Like I said Cingular and Verizon have continued to improve coverage where
    Sprint , USunwired ,IWO or whoever is responsible for improving coverage in
    this area has stopped putting up towers over the past several years.

    iah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > cr wrote:
    >> Does anybody know if and when Sprint or should I say USUnwired which I
    >> heard is the Sprint franchise in this area.
    >> Will put up some more towers.
    >> They were putting them up like crazy a few years ago and just seemed to
    >> stop expanding.

    >
    > I was in upstate NY, having driven up from Central NJ, into Northeast PA,
    > up to Albany and then cutting across to Rochester. Didn't lose one bit of
    > signal the whole time, even in Rochester and through the RIT campus.
    >
    > Are you seeing dead spots? If so, where?
    >
    >> I heard USUnwired has some big financial problems .
    >> Is this true?

    >
    > According to their latest quarterly report, USUnwired earned EBITDA of
    > $23.9 million, on an income of $147.9 million, just for the previous
    > quarter. It doesn't look like they're having financial problems, or if
    > they are, they learned a lot from Enron on how to keep it under wraps.
    >
    >> I am writing this because Cingular has announced plans to put up 100
    >> towers in Northeastern NY
    >> Verizon also has put two new towers in the Adirondacks.
    >>
    >> I like to stay with Sprint but with this recent news it is going to
    >> difficult

    >
    > Planning to throw 100 towers into an area doesn't necessarily mean
    > Cingular is going to follow through with that plan. New cell sites takes
    > months or years to get up and running with regulatory and zoning
    > approvals, construction and tweaking. And even so, it doesn't mean that
    > those 100 towers are going to be in optimal spots to provide seamless
    > coverage.
    >
    > Wait until the towers are up and you know the coverage is sound before you
    > consider jumping ship.
    >
    >
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  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Upstate NewYork

    cr wrote:
    > Above Albany
    > Not along the I90 also known as the NYS Thruway.
    > That's a major highway and you would expect coverage the whole route
    >
    > As but that is 100 towers or 10 or whatever that Sprint doesn't have.


    Do you have the actual number of towers per carrier? Just because
    Cingular has 100 towers doesn't ean Sprint *doesn't* have 100 towers "or
    10 or whatever."


    > Like I said Cingular and Verizon have continued to improve coverage where
    > Sprint , USunwired ,IWO or whoever is responsible for improving coverage in
    > this area has stopped putting up towers over the past several years.


    That is your opinion. Seeing as you've made up your mind, go ahead and
    jump. I was advising you to wait until the buildout plans are complete
    to avoid seeing you back here again complaining about whatever carrier
    you went with.

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  5. #5
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Upstate NewYork

    cr wrote:
    > Above Albany
    > Not along the I90 also known as the NYS Thruway.



    Wait a minute, I was ON that road just week and a half ago, and coverage
    was fine. Even stopped at a rest stop and used wireless web.


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  6. #6
    Atif I. Chaudhry
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    Re: Upstate NewYork

    About three years ago there was NO SprintPCS coverage in the Southern
    Tier and central New York...however Spring has done a decent job of
    adding coverage.

    I'm at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and there coverage with
    SprintPCS is pretty good, not as good as Verizon, but better than
    Cingular.

    SprintPCS also has decent coverage along route 17 from Binghamton down
    to New York City. There are a few dead spots, but considering how hilly
    and winding route 17 is, that is not surprising.

    In article <mqF6d.6235$r%[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > Above Albany
    > Not along the I90 also known as the NYS Thruway.
    > That's a major highway and you would expect coverage the whole route
    >
    > As but that is 100 towers or 10 or whatever that Sprint doesn't have.
    >
    > Like I said Cingular and Verizon have continued to improve coverage where
    > Sprint , USunwired ,IWO or whoever is responsible for improving coverage in
    > this area has stopped putting up towers over the past several years.
    >
    > iah Beard" <[email protected]credpoet.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > cr wrote:
    > >> Does anybody know if and when Sprint or should I say USUnwired which I
    > >> heard is the Sprint franchise in this area.
    > >> Will put up some more towers.
    > >> They were putting them up like crazy a few years ago and just seemed to
    > >> stop expanding.

    > >
    > > I was in upstate NY, having driven up from Central NJ, into Northeast PA,
    > > up to Albany and then cutting across to Rochester. Didn't lose one bit of
    > > signal the whole time, even in Rochester and through the RIT campus.
    > >
    > > Are you seeing dead spots? If so, where?
    > >
    > >> I heard USUnwired has some big financial problems .
    > >> Is this true?

    > >
    > > According to their latest quarterly report, USUnwired earned EBITDA of
    > > $23.9 million, on an income of $147.9 million, just for the previous
    > > quarter. It doesn't look like they're having financial problems, or if
    > > they are, they learned a lot from Enron on how to keep it under wraps.
    > >
    > >> I am writing this because Cingular has announced plans to put up 100
    > >> towers in Northeastern NY
    > >> Verizon also has put two new towers in the Adirondacks.
    > >>
    > >> I like to stay with Sprint but with this recent news it is going to
    > >> difficult

    > >
    > > Planning to throw 100 towers into an area doesn't necessarily mean
    > > Cingular is going to follow through with that plan. New cell sites takes
    > > months or years to get up and running with regulatory and zoning
    > > approvals, construction and tweaking. And even so, it doesn't mean that
    > > those 100 towers are going to be in optimal spots to provide seamless
    > > coverage.
    > >
    > > Wait until the towers are up and you know the coverage is sound before you
    > > consider jumping ship.
    > >




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