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Old November 11th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Verizon merger or alltel

Anyone else having issues with their alltel equipment since verizon took over? A couple of weeks ago our air card and phones took a crap. Now the service just goes up and down. One minute the signal is good the next we can't make a call. Before the final conversion we never lost a call at home.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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I have had the same problem
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Old November 11th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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My service has been good, but I don't use my phone alot.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #4
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Just don't be so quick to blame any us carrier without first giving the FCC the finger. As a former cellular technician for Motorola for 3 years I can tell you we are ages behind even third world countries when it comes to anything cellular due to FCC "can't do without alot of regulations and waiting", attitude. Bastards...
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Old November 11th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #5
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Yes, I have the same trouble with Alltel since the Verizon thing. The Alltel towers don't work on the same frequencies that the Verizon's do, and most of the towers have been converted to Verizon (the point behind the buyout- not merger). Customer service has been issued an "act dumb" policy on service issues. I have a MotoQ9C with a big black blob in the middle of the screen, and am paying a warrantee monthly on something that can't be fixed.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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I know today they had a data outage
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #7
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Had Alltel, no problems what so ever. (within reason)
Got the mass text to upgrade service a few weeks ago, it's a POS now!
Funny how that works!
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #8
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As far as I know the AllTel towers work on exactly the same technology that VZW does. Not saying it for sure doesn't have something to do with it, but it shouldn't. And yes, the FCC does hinder a lot of the technology... The wireless abilities overseas, especially in Europe and Asia is out of sight.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #9
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I would think any problems should work themselves out.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #10
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Yes, I have the same trouble with Alltel since the Verizon thing. The Alltel towers don't work on the same frequencies that the Verizon's do, and most of the towers have been converted to Verizon (the point behind the buyout- not merger). Customer service has been issued an "act dumb" policy on service issues. I have a MotoQ9C with a big black blob in the middle of the screen, and am paying a warrantee monthly on something that can't be fixed.
Wrong... All CDMA devices operate on the exact same frequencies, this is what allows you to "ROAM".

And not one tower is being touched right now aways because LTE tech is right around the corner and there is no point in doing anything more than just merging names at this point merely for customer base, which in some markets they literally had to sell of to someone else (local markets, similar to iPCS for sprint) because they were so dominant.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #11
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Had Alltel, no problems what so ever. (within reason)
Got the mass text to upgrade service a few weeks ago, it's a POS now!
Funny how that works!
This is from the merger piggybacking towers without reevaluating the load balancing on them yet, with time it will return. Or LTE will be out, everyone will buy new shit and forget all about this dirty tech we call CDMA. Not that I think LTE will be much better, Battery tech years behind supporting that kind of data usage.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #12
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This is from the merger piggybacking towers without reevaluating the load balancing on them yet, with time it will return. Or LTE will be out, everyone will buy new shit and forget all about this dirty tech we call CDMA. Not that I think LTE will be much better, Battery tech years behind supporting that kind of data usage.
I know that.
I'm the guy that builds out the huts with the equipment at the base of those towers.
I just like to bitch about the phone company.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #13
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I know that.
I'm the guy that builds out the huts with the equipment at the base of those towers.
I just like to bitch about the phone company.
Ohh, LOL. Is it that bad that these companies own techs are the ones bitching the loudest? What carrier do you work for? If it's Verizon or Altell then cheers, and good luck to you! I am still waiting to see how the iPCS acquisition I have been praying for will really impact my B2B sales. (Sprint)
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #14
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Ohh, LOL. Is it that bad that these companies own techs are the ones bitching the loudest? What carrier do you work for? If it's Verizon or Altell then cheers, and good luck to you! I am still waiting to see how the iPCS acquisition I have been praying for will really impact my B2B sales. (Sprint)
It's all good. Complaining about the Phone Company is kinda like a hobby for folks that work there. It pays our bills, put's food on our tables, but we love to gripe about it!
I work for AT&T, but funny enough, Alltel service was better in my home area, and up north at the cabin. It will get better after they tweak things out. It will be better by the Holidays. To much money to be lost if it's not.

Good luck to you too brother!
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #15
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It's all good. Complaining about the Phone Company is kinda like a hobby for folks that work there. It pays our bills, put's food on our tables, but we love to gripe about it!
I work for AT&T, but funny enough, Alltel service was better in my home area, and up north at the cabin. It will get better after they tweak things out. It will be better by the Holidays. To much money to be lost if it's not.

Good luck to you too brother!
Ohh so your the reason everything crashed the day Apple/AT&T set loose the power of iPhone MMS? Honestly... They had load problems to begin with, did noone see that coming? Ohh well, just imagine if everyone with an iPhone lost all their data like those sidekicks recently. Ohh they would riot by the masses!

Edit: Past load problems was in reference to the slingbox fiasco... :)

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Old November 11th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #16
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Ohh so your the reason everything crashed the day Apple/AT&T set loose the power of iPhone MMS? Honestly... They had load problems to begin with, did noone see that coming? Ohh well, just imagine if everyone with an iPhone lost all their data like those sidekicks recently. Ohh they would riot by the masses!
Yeah, I kicked the plug out of the wall by mistake. OOPS!

Riots, not really, there's no "RIOT APP" yet!
I think they would just stop and stand there like Zombies!
TOTALLY LOST!
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Old November 11th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #17
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my alltel has been working okay but have not been home in michigan for 5 weeks just out here traveling all over the country where ever my travel agent(dispatcher) sends me.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #18
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Well I have spent hours on the phone the last few nights because I can not complete a call at home anymore. Stopped by my original alltel rep store today and they said they are trying but its not going anywhere. The funny thing is she lost a call on her phone while I was in the store.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #19
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I had a problem with Alltel, it was because they were bought out by Verizon. I switched to AT&T and got rid of the problem.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #20
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Well I have spent hours on the phone the last few nights because I can not complete a call at home anymore. Stopped by my original alltel rep store today and they said they are trying but its not going anywhere. The funny thing is she lost a call on her phone while I was in the store.
Lots of luck, if they anything like Sprint you're never going to get a quality signal again.
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