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  1. #1
    Phillipe
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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > The GF and I set off for a big weekend in the big city. We touched
    > down at JFK at 4:12 Thursday, not an auspicious moment.
    >
    > An hour later they managed to get a stairway to the plane, and we
    > were off.
    >
    > Naturally, the place was a madhouse. We headed straight for the
    > taxi line, since there was no way for them to get our bags to us.
    >
    > I had a limo reserved, but was completely unable to get them on the
    > phone. My Sprint phone gave me constant network busy signals, as did
    > the GF's ATT phone. Not that it mattered, since even the pay phone I
    > found (and waited in line for) could get through. So off to the taxi
    > line.
    >
    > Everyone in line was trying to call someone. The only people who
    > could get through were the ones with T-Mobile. Whether this means
    > T-Mobile has a better system, or has so few customers they didn't
    > overwhelm things, remains for someone else to work out.
    >
    > The cell phone continued to be the main means of communication all
    > through Friday. Our hotel had no phone service (or elevators, or water)
    > for 24 hours. Of course, with the power out the Sprint system didn't
    > work very well, and was overwhelmed by the amount of calls, so perhaps 1
    > call in 5 actually made it through.
    >
    > By Saturday, everything is well, all systems seem to be back up.
    > Just in time for me to go home in the morning.



    Sounds like the outline for a new movie, starring Chevy Chase.



    See More: Blackout report




  2. #2
    Ed Englehardt
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report

    Or just a B.S. plug for T-Mobile. Why couldn't you roam on T-mobiles towers?
    Oh yeah, probably because they were down too!!!

    "Phillipe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > The GF and I set off for a big weekend in the big city. We touched
    > down at JFK at 4:12 Thursday, not an auspicious moment.
    >
    > An hour later they managed to get a stairway to the plane, and we
    > were off.
    >
    > Naturally, the place was a madhouse. We headed straight for the
    > taxi line, since there was no way for them to get our bags to us.
    >
    > I had a limo reserved, but was completely unable to get them on the
    > phone. My Sprint phone gave me constant network busy signals, as did
    > the GF's ATT phone. Not that it mattered, since even the pay phone I
    > found (and waited in line for) could get through. So off to the taxi
    > line.
    >
    > Everyone in line was trying to call someone. The only people who
    > could get through were the ones with T-Mobile. Whether this means
    > T-Mobile has a better system, or has so few customers they didn't
    > overwhelm things, remains for someone else to work out.
    >
    > The cell phone continued to be the main means of communication all
    > through Friday. Our hotel had no phone service (or elevators, or water)
    > for 24 hours. Of course, with the power out the Sprint system didn't
    > work very well, and was overwhelmed by the amount of calls, so perhaps 1
    > call in 5 actually made it through.
    >
    > By Saturday, everything is well, all systems seem to be back up.
    > Just in time for me to go home in the morning.



    Sounds like the outline for a new movie, starring Chevy Chase.





  3. #3
    Chris Pisarra
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report

    Phillipe burbled to the world:


    > Sounds like the outline for a new movie, starring Chevy Chase.



    Too late. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis made "The Out of
    Towners" 20 or so years ago. I just lived it this week.

    Chris







  4. #4
    tmc
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report

    > Or just a B.S. plug for T-Mobile. Why couldn't you roam on T-mobiles
    towers?
    > Oh yeah, probably because they were down too!!!


    the fact that t-mobile is gsm and sprint phones are 1900mhz pcs/800mhz cdma
    and analog might have something to do with it...maybe it's just me but i
    didnt think gsm and cdma played nice together...well sprint phones anyways.

    ....btw damn i hate using outlook express as my news reader...i always hit
    reply instead of group reply and send an email to the poster instead of
    posting my stupidity here ugh !!!





  5. #5
    ah sechs hundert
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report


    Ed Englehardt wrote:
    > *Or just a B.S. plug for T-Mobile. Why couldn't you roam on T-mobiles
    > towers?
    > Oh yeah, probably because they were down too!!!
    > *


    Well Ed, I don't think Chris is out to convert us all to T-Mobile.
    And, unless you're talking about analog, tmc is right. As I'm sure
    you're aware, Sprint CDMA can't roam on T-Mobile GSM.

    Loved the story, Chris. Sorry about your bad luck -- as David Ives
    would point out, it's "all in the timing."

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  6. #6
    Phillipe
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Phillipe burbled to the world:
    >
    >
    > > Sounds like the outline for a new movie, starring Chevy Chase.

    >
    >
    > Too late. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis made "The Out of
    > Towners" 20 or so years ago. I just lived it this week.



    Not uncommon for Hollywood to "remake" 20 year old movies.



  7. #7
    SprintPCS Tech
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report



    Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Phillipe burbled to the world:
    > >
    > >
    > > > Sounds like the outline for a new movie, starring Chevy Chase.

    > >
    > >
    > > Too late. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis made "The Out of
    > > Towners" 20 or so years ago. I just lived it this week.

    >
    >
    > Not uncommon for Hollywood to "remake" 20 year old movies.


    I think tt was re-done, Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, or at least it had
    the same title.

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  8. #8
    Phillipe
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (SprintPCS Tech) wrote:

    >
    >
    > Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Phillipe burbled to the world:
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > > Sounds like the outline for a new movie, starring Chevy Chase.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Too late. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis made "The Out of
    > > > Towners" 20 or so years ago. I just lived it this week.

    > >
    > >
    > > Not uncommon for Hollywood to "remake" 20 year old movies.

    >
    > I think tt was re-done, Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, or at least it had
    > the same title.


    But it was based upn a Garbage collectors strike, not a Power outage,
    if I recall. Then they could also stick in getting stuck at an airport
    because of "Bush-lock" when Secret Service won't let anyone in or out
    when the President is arriving or departing.



  9. #9
    Jeff Wilhelm
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report

    You know you don't have to be so quick to assume that anyone who says a bad
    word about SprintPCS is lying. I had the same experience. With Verizon
    worked relatively well for me, T-Mobile a little less well. Sprint barely
    worked at all (unless roaming off network). I have friends in New York who
    had similar statement about their service, but the general consensus was
    that with T-Mobile about 3 out of 5 calls worked. With Sprint it was about 1
    in 20. But that indicates that the network (or certain towers at least) was
    functioning, although probably overloaded.

    Jeff



    "Ed Englehardt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:ztD%[email protected]
    > Or just a B.S. plug for T-Mobile. Why couldn't you roam on T-mobiles

    towers?
    > Oh yeah, probably because they were down too!!!
    >
    > "Phillipe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > The GF and I set off for a big weekend in the big city. We touched
    > > down at JFK at 4:12 Thursday, not an auspicious moment.
    > >
    > > An hour later they managed to get a stairway to the plane, and we
    > > were off.
    > >
    > > Naturally, the place was a madhouse. We headed straight for the
    > > taxi line, since there was no way for them to get our bags to us.
    > >
    > > I had a limo reserved, but was completely unable to get them on the
    > > phone. My Sprint phone gave me constant network busy signals, as did
    > > the GF's ATT phone. Not that it mattered, since even the pay phone I
    > > found (and waited in line for) could get through. So off to the taxi
    > > line.
    > >
    > > Everyone in line was trying to call someone. The only people who
    > > could get through were the ones with T-Mobile. Whether this means
    > > T-Mobile has a better system, or has so few customers they didn't
    > > overwhelm things, remains for someone else to work out.
    > >
    > > The cell phone continued to be the main means of communication all
    > > through Friday. Our hotel had no phone service (or elevators, or water)
    > > for 24 hours. Of course, with the power out the Sprint system didn't
    > > work very well, and was overwhelmed by the amount of calls, so perhaps 1
    > > call in 5 actually made it through.
    > >
    > > By Saturday, everything is well, all systems seem to be back up.
    > > Just in time for me to go home in the morning.

    >
    >
    > Sounds like the outline for a new movie, starring Chevy Chase.
    >
    >






  10. #10
    eppitek
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report


    my sprint phone was excellent and got through the majority of the time..
    im on a sanyo 5300

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  11. #11
    Chris Pisarra
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report


    "Ed Englehardt" embarrassed himself by writing:

    > Or just a B.S. plug for T-Mobile. Why couldn't you roam on T-mobiles

    towers?
    > Oh yeah, probably because they were down too!!!



    And just how would you recommend I roam on T-Mobile? Not
    only are they a totally different technology, but all roaming is
    controlled by the PRL which Sprint installs--and they don't seem to have
    any roaming agreements with companies they are electronically
    incompatible with, for some silly reason.

    Jerk.

    Chris







  12. #12
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Blackout report

    Phillipe wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Phillipe burbled to the world:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Sounds like the outline for a new movie, starring Chevy Chase.

    >>
    >>
    >> Too late. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis made "The Out of
    >> Towners" 20 or so years ago. I just lived it this week.

    >
    >
    > Not uncommon for Hollywood to "remake" 20 year old movies.


    Already done. Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. Just last year, I believe.
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    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





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