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December 20, 2004 2:56:02 PM

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Traveling north from NYC are there any analog only areas? I do notice when
I go upstate and get off the Thruway that I often get "No Service" on my
phone. I'm using the LG VX4500 and since it's a digital only phone, I would
not benefit even if there were analog sites. I'm just wondering if I would
be better off with a tri-mode phone. Thanks.

Bob

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Anonymous
December 20, 2004 7:17:46 PM

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"Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> Traveling north from NYC are there any analog only areas? I do notice
when
> I go upstate and get off the Thruway that I often get "No Service" on my
> phone. I'm using the LG VX4500 and since it's a digital only phone, I
would
> not benefit even if there were analog sites. I'm just wondering if I
would
> be better off with a tri-mode phone. Thanks.
>
> Bob
>
>

There are lots of analog and dead spots northwest of the Lake George area.

John
Anonymous
December 20, 2004 7:23:25 PM

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I traveled in that area with my LG VX4400 which is a tri-mode and had
no service in a number of areas. There are dead spots between Lake
George and Plattsburgh along I87 with no analog or digital service. As
you approach Plattsburgh digital service returns. There is digital
service along I87 north of Plattsburgh to the Canadian border. Digital
coverage is better north of the Canadian border along the autoroute.
If you drive along the autoroute north of the border into Quebec
you'll have roaming digital service all the way to Montreal.
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Anonymous
December 20, 2004 10:00:12 PM

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These areas you mention northwest of Lake George, if you had an analog phone
do you know what the reception is. I heard even with a tri-mode the
reception is poor.

thank you
"John Simpson" <jasimp@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
> news:cBDxd.4253$bL2.3274@fe09.lga...
> > Traveling north from NYC are there any analog only areas? I do notice
> when
> > I go upstate and get off the Thruway that I often get "No Service" on my
> > phone. I'm using the LG VX4500 and since it's a digital only phone, I
> would
> > not benefit even if there were analog sites. I'm just wondering if I
> would
> > be better off with a tri-mode phone. Thanks.
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >
>
> There are lots of analog and dead spots northwest of the Lake George area.
>
> John
>
>
Anonymous
December 21, 2004 5:41:42 AM

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On 20 Dec 2004 16:23:25 -0800, "NJ Analyst" <ednj2002@yahoo.com> wrote:
>I traveled in that area with my LG VX4400 which is a tri-mode and had
>no service in a number of areas. There are dead spots between Lake
>George and Plattsburgh along I87 with no analog or digital service.

There are places with analog-only coverage. But, the service is so poor
due to the mountains, it's basically unusable. So, at least along the
Northway, you're not missing much if you don't have analog. Of course,
if your car happens to break-down in one of those few analog-only areas
with a usable signal, a tri-mode phone might be useful. (The roadside
emergency phones have been out of service for years.)

The one exception is near Schroon Lake. They must have a digital cell
site, as there's a good digital signal along the highway for about 5
miles.

I was on the top of Whiteface Mountain (el. 4867 feet), and was able to
get three different systems depending on which side of the summit
building I was standing on.

>As
>you approach Plattsburgh digital service returns. There is digital
>service along I87 north of Plattsburgh to the Canadian border. Digital
>coverage is better north of the Canadian border along the autoroute.
>If you drive along the autoroute north of the border into Quebec
>you'll have roaming digital service all the way to Montreal.

Actually, it's analog-only for the first 15 or so miles from the border.
You don't get digital signals until you get closer to Montreal.
Anonymous
December 21, 2004 6:15:28 AM

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Upstate NY requires a Tri-mode phone. Up here in Summit, NY (elevation
2600ft) reception is digital on one side of the mountain and the other
side
is analog. Every area is different but you will always find analog only
areas.
Nevertheless, you still get good reception on verizon tri-mode
phones. I've used the v60i for 3 years until recently switching to
cdm9900.
In an emergency (car breakdowns in winter, etc...), nothing beats
having the
ability to go analog when the need arises. Oh, and one more thing, make
sure
the tri-mode phones antenna is extendable for better reception.
Anonymous
December 21, 2004 3:21:05 PM

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The locator map gives you a good idea of where to expect coverage.
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/CoverageLocatorContr...
Select the America's Choice. You will see that there are lots of places
with no coverage and lots with Extended Analog. Unless you have an
external antenna, you probalby will not get a reliable signal unless you
get out of the car in many locations that show coverage on the map. I was
involved in a 5 car accident last year between Saranac Lake and Tupper
Lake. I was able to get thru to the State Police by walking a hundred
feet down the road. No signal where I was originally standing. I have
also noticed that calls don't always go thru on first try with an analog
signal. I sometimes have to try several times before I can get a call
thru.

If you have a specific place or route in mind, we could give you a better
idea of what to expect.

In <1103627728.845141.254420@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>, on 12/21/04
at 03:15 AM, "dkennedy" <dkennedy@mvphealthcare.com> said:

>Upstate NY requires a Tri-mode phone. Up here in Summit, NY (elevation
>2600ft) reception is digital on one side of the mountain and the other
>side
>is analog. Every area is different but you will always find analog only
>areas.
>Nevertheless, you still get good reception on verizon tri-mode phones.
>I've used the v60i for 3 years until recently switching to cdm9900.
>In an emergency (car breakdowns in winter, etc...), nothing beats having
>the
>ability to go analog when the need arises. Oh, and one more thing, make
>sure
>the tri-mode phones antenna is extendable for better reception.


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Anonymous
December 21, 2004 3:21:06 PM

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My answer would be to find the areas in which you do 95% of your travel and
if that is dgital then get a digtal phone. If you know your going to be in
analog only areas then get an analog cheap phone off ebay and you can switch
the phone right on the internet.

<NOSPAMpdonnell@northnet.org> wrote in message
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> The locator map gives you a good idea of where to expect coverage.
>
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/CoverageLocatorContr...
> Select the America's Choice. You will see that there are lots of places
> with no coverage and lots with Extended Analog. Unless you have an
> external antenna, you probalby will not get a reliable signal unless you
> get out of the car in many locations that show coverage on the map. I was
> involved in a 5 car accident last year between Saranac Lake and Tupper
> Lake. I was able to get thru to the State Police by walking a hundred
> feet down the road. No signal where I was originally standing. I have
> also noticed that calls don't always go thru on first try with an analog
> signal. I sometimes have to try several times before I can get a call
> thru.
>
> If you have a specific place or route in mind, we could give you a better
> idea of what to expect.
>
> In <1103627728.845141.254420@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>, on 12/21/04
> at 03:15 AM, "dkennedy" <dkennedy@mvphealthcare.com> said:
>
> >Upstate NY requires a Tri-mode phone. Up here in Summit, NY (elevation
> >2600ft) reception is digital on one side of the mountain and the other
> >side
> >is analog. Every area is different but you will always find analog only
> >areas.
> >Nevertheless, you still get good reception on verizon tri-mode phones.
> >I've used the v60i for 3 years until recently switching to cdm9900.
> >In an emergency (car breakdowns in winter, etc...), nothing beats having
> >the
> >ability to go analog when the need arises. Oh, and one more thing, make
> >sure
> >the tri-mode phones antenna is extendable for better reception.
>
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> pdonnell@northnet.org (Patrick J. Donnelly)
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
Anonymous
December 21, 2004 7:23:58 PM

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Never tried to make a call, and never received any. It's so hilly out there
that you probably would need to park under the tower.


"hfb" <hfb3@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> These areas you mention northwest of Lake George, if you had an analog
phone
> do you know what the reception is. I heard even with a tri-mode the
> reception is poor.
>
> thank you
> "John Simpson" <jasimp@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:0kHxd.13263$7p.317@lakeread02...
> >
> > "Bob" <rfa5@optonline.net> wrote in message
> > news:cBDxd.4253$bL2.3274@fe09.lga...
> > > Traveling north from NYC are there any analog only areas? I do notice
> > when
> > > I go upstate and get off the Thruway that I often get "No Service" on
my
> > > phone. I'm using the LG VX4500 and since it's a digital only phone, I
> > would
> > > not benefit even if there were analog sites. I'm just wondering if I
> > would
> > > be better off with a tri-mode phone. Thanks.
> > >
> > > Bob
> > >
> > >
> >
> > There are lots of analog and dead spots northwest of the Lake George
area.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
>
>
December 21, 2004 11:39:30 PM

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Verizon has added another tower north of exit 23 or i87
Cingular has added a tower on top of Gore Mountain.
It should be running soon.
Cingular also has plans for more towers north of exit 23 if the NIMBA
doesn't find about them.
I know where they are going but I will keep it a secret for now


"NJ Analyst" <ednj2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I traveled in that area with my LG VX4400 which is a tri-mode and had
> no service in a number of areas. There are dead spots between Lake
> George and Plattsburgh along I87 with no analog or digital service. As
> you approach Plattsburgh digital service returns. There is digital
> service along I87 north of Plattsburgh to the Canadian border. Digital
> coverage is better north of the Canadian border along the autoroute.
> If you drive along the autoroute north of the border into Quebec
> you'll have roaming digital service all the way to Montreal.
>
Anonymous
December 21, 2004 11:39:31 PM

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How far North of exit 23? On which side of the highway? And, how long has it
been there. We have a vacation home in Diamond Point, about 1 mile due east
of exit 23, and the service ranges from none to weak analog. I turn the
phone off when I get off exit 22.

John

"cr" <cr_resources@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Verizon has added another tower north of exit 23 or i87
> Cingular has added a tower on top of Gore Mountain.
> It should be running soon.
> Cingular also has plans for more towers north of exit 23 if the NIMBA
> doesn't find about them.
> I know where they are going but I will keep it a secret for now
>
>
> "NJ Analyst" <ednj2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1103588605.684690.89740@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> >I traveled in that area with my LG VX4400 which is a tri-mode and had
> > no service in a number of areas. There are dead spots between Lake
> > George and Plattsburgh along I87 with no analog or digital service. As
> > you approach Plattsburgh digital service returns. There is digital
> > service along I87 north of Plattsburgh to the Canadian border. Digital
> > coverage is better north of the Canadian border along the autoroute.
> > If you drive along the autoroute north of the border into Quebec
> > you'll have roaming digital service all the way to Montreal.
> >
>
>
December 21, 2004 11:41:22 PM

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Yes they do have a tower in Schroon Lake
It is located on the water tower on route 9 near the lake






"Bob Scheurle" <njtbob@X-verizon-X.net> wrote in message
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> On 20 Dec 2004 16:23:25 -0800, "NJ Analyst" <ednj2002@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>I traveled in that area with my LG VX4400 which is a tri-mode and had
>>no service in a number of areas. There are dead spots between Lake
>>George and Plattsburgh along I87 with no analog or digital service.
>
> There are places with analog-only coverage. But, the service is so poor
> due to the mountains, it's basically unusable. So, at least along the
> Northway, you're not missing much if you don't have analog. Of course,
> if your car happens to break-down in one of those few analog-only areas
> with a usable signal, a tri-mode phone might be useful. (The roadside
> emergency phones have been out of service for years.)
>
> The one exception is near Schroon Lake. They must have a digital cell
> site, as there's a good digital signal along the highway for about 5
> miles.
>
> I was on the top of Whiteface Mountain (el. 4867 feet), and was able to
> get three different systems depending on which side of the summit
> building I was standing on.
>
>>As
>>you approach Plattsburgh digital service returns. There is digital
>>service along I87 north of Plattsburgh to the Canadian border. Digital
>>coverage is better north of the Canadian border along the autoroute.
>>If you drive along the autoroute north of the border into Quebec
>>you'll have roaming digital service all the way to Montreal.
>
> Actually, it's analog-only for the first 15 or so miles from the border.
> You don't get digital signals until you get closer to Montreal.
>
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