End of year freeze (Re: Y2k silly season)
Roeland M.J. Meyer
rmeyer at mhsc.com
Tue Dec 28 01:34:38 UTC 1999
Having similar problems on the SprintPCS network, in the SF Bay Area.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Deepak Jain
> Sent: Monday, December 27, 1999 2:33 PM
> On 27 Dec 1999, Sean Donelan wrote:
> > On Mon, 27 December 1999, Deepak Jain wrote:
> > > Speaking of telephone style networks. Has anyone noticed
> > > degradation in their cell/pager coverage/performance over
> the last couple
> > > of weeks?
> > What type of degradation? I haven't noticed any larger
> than normal problems.
> Poor signal strength, unusually high number of fast busies
> when trying to
> reach local and long distance land lines. High delays in call
> Higher than normal numbers of automatic redials on call-initiation.
> This in areas like Tyson's Corner, South Beach, New York City, and
> surrounding areas.
> >From a pager point of view, (Skytel is the easiest to pick
> on). Areas
> that should be 100% full service are showing up in sections as Basic
> service. Basic service areas are not delivering 100% of the
> pages until
> Full service is returned, etc. Same regions. Walking through
> normal Basic
> service areas are showing up as Storing messages (no tower
> Essentially the same areas as above.
> > Many carriers have a end of year freeze on network changes.
> Although the
> > freeze has been planned for a long time, I notice it didn't
> stop sales
> > people from promising due dates during the freeze period.
> If you are
> > expecting to see new service turned up on Dec 31, I don't think your
> > odds are very good.
> > Some of my friends at other carriers told me they had a big
> push to get a
> > lot of changes into their networks before December 23 to
> beat the freeze.
> Maybe, I have been noticing it since about a week before Thanksgiving.
> Deepak Jain
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