End of year freeze (Re: Y2k silly season)

Brad brad at americanisp.net
Tue Dec 28 10:21:13 UTC 1999

I have a AT&T cell with paging..
Both services appear to be functioning just as they always have.
Alpha pages reach me within a minute of sending the email.  I have
never had any fast busies or "no circuits available" related
messages.  Call processing does vary quite a bit from when I am on the
south-west side of Denver (work) and from the south-east side where I
I recently drove from Denver to Sydney, Nebraska with service just
about the entire way.  A co-worker with sprint-PCS tells me that his
cell has _improved_ in quality recently (ie - better signal strength
in basement, etc).

But what I hate most about my cell, is that when I am working and
nobody is bothering me, then my computer screen starts to wiggle from
the interference from the phone, I know a call is coming in and just
about throw my phone out the window every time...  Just one of those
things I guess.

Take care all.


Ryan Tucker wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Dec 1999, Deepak Jain wrote:
> > Poor signal strength, unusually high number of fast busies when trying to
> > reach local and long distance land lines. High delays in call processing,
> > 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.
> That's weird.  For what it's worth, things have been improving for me in
> the Rochester NY region.  I can now keep my phone in my pocket in my
> upstairs bedroom without losing signal, pages come through within about 10
> minutes instead of the half hours of weeks past, and my stereo's reception
> of local non-commercial stations is much improved.
> I've just been blaming it on the lack of leaves on the trees, but maybe
> all the good propogation is accumulating up here ;-)  -rt
> (p.s.:  cellular provider is Cellular One [800MHz TDMA], pager is pagenet
> [two-way], non-commercial radio stations are WBER, WRUR, and WITR)
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