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Anonymous
July 8, 2004 2:55:23 PM

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I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
account...
As far as ATT goes - it's the worst from any point of view -
coverage/price/customer service.
July 8, 2004 10:46:36 PM

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leoruss1@yahoo.com (Leo Russ) wrote in
news:aa7c6ceb.0407080955.70af7fbd@posting.google.com:

> I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
> year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
> away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
> sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
> not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
> account...
> As far as ATT goes - it's the worst from any point of view -
> coverage/price/customer service.
>

At my work place verizon does not work but sprint works well
Anonymous
July 8, 2004 10:55:43 PM

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In article <Xns952077CD182ECMenospamcom@207.217.125.202>,
Me <Me@nospam.com> wrote:

> leoruss1@yahoo.com (Leo Russ) wrote in
> news:aa7c6ceb.0407080955.70af7fbd@posting.google.com:
>
> > I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
> > year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
> > away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
> > sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
> > not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
> > account...
> > As far as ATT goes - it's the worst from any point of view -
> > coverage/price/customer service.
> >
>
> At my work place verizon does not work but sprint works well

Its difficult to give that statement any value as you dont tell us where
that is.
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Anonymous
July 8, 2004 11:29:59 PM

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If I was on break, I might stand where my boss could not call me
either.


Leo Russ wrote:
> I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
> year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
> away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
> sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
> not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
> account...
> As far as ATT goes - it's the worst from any point of view -
> coverage/price/customer service.
Anonymous
July 9, 2004 1:22:21 AM

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Leo Russ <leoruss1@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
> year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
> away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
> sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
> not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
> account...

Yet I have an aunt and uncle that live in Overland Park, literally minutes from
Sprint HQ which is also in Overland Park, and last time we were there we had
no problems using my wife's Sprint phone.

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July 9, 2004 2:00:41 AM

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Leo Russ wrote:

> I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
> year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
> away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
> sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
> not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
> account...
> As far as ATT goes - it's the worst from any point of view -
> coverage/price/customer service.

On a related note, I have used my Sprint PCS phone tens of feet below
sea level with great success.
-mike
Anonymous
July 9, 2004 2:00:42 AM

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Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:

> On a related note, I have used my Sprint PCS phone tens of feet below
> sea level with great success.

**making notes for next time I go scuba diving**

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Anonymous
July 9, 2004 2:12:40 AM

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Mike wrote:
>
> Leo Russ wrote:
>
> > I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
> > year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
> > away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
> > sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
> > not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
> > account...
> > As far as ATT goes - it's the worst from any point of view -
> > coverage/price/customer service.
>
> On a related note, I have used my Sprint PCS phone tens of feet below
> sea level with great success.
> -mike

"tens of feet below sea level"

Care to elaborate?

Notan
Anonymous
July 9, 2004 2:18:14 AM

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In article <dujHc.12409$yy1.2857@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:

> Leo Russ wrote:
>
> > I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
> > year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
> > away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
> > sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
> > not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
> > account...
> > As far as ATT goes - it's the worst from any point of view -
> > coverage/price/customer service.
>
> On a related note, I have used my Sprint PCS phone tens of feet below
> sea level with great success.

Under how much water? I notice other carriers dont have moisture sensors
in their phones.
Anonymous
July 9, 2004 2:18:15 AM

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"Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
news:rmarkoff-4F235E.17181408072004@news05.east.earthlink.net...
> In article <dujHc.12409$yy1.2857@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
> Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:
>
> > Leo Russ wrote:
> >
> > > I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
> > > year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
> > > away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
> > > sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
> > > not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
> > > account...
> > > As far as ATT goes - it's the worst from any point of view -
> > > coverage/price/customer service.
> >
> > On a related note, I have used my Sprint PCS phone tens of feet below
> > sea level with great success.
>
> Under how much water? I notice other carriers dont have moisture sensors
> in their phones.

How would a moisture sensor affect call quality?
July 9, 2004 2:49:25 AM

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Notan wrote:
> Mike wrote:
>
>>Leo Russ wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I worked as a contractor for Sprint at their headquarters in KS last
>>>year. One day we were smoking with Sprint people literally five feet
>>>away from their building, and my Verison phone worked while their
>>>sprint service was dead. Note: I do not work for Verizon, and could
>>>not care less about any of them, I'm just giving and independent
>>>account...
>>>As far as ATT goes - it's the worst from any point of view -
>>>coverage/price/customer service.
>>
>>On a related note, I have used my Sprint PCS phone tens of feet below
>>sea level with great success.
>>-mike
>
>
> "tens of feet below sea level"
>
> Care to elaborate?
>
> Notan

Much of New Orleans, LA is below sea level. :) 
-mike
Anonymous
July 9, 2004 2:49:26 AM

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Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:

>> "tens of feet below sea level"
>>
>> Care to elaborate?
>>
>> Notan
>
> Much of New Orleans, LA is below sea level. :) 

Lowest point in USA: in Death Valley, California, 282 feet below sea level.

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July 9, 2004 2:54:39 AM

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Steven J Sobol wrote:

> Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:
>
>
>>On a related note, I have used my Sprint PCS phone tens of feet below
>>sea level with great success.
>
>
> **making notes for next time I go scuba diving**
>

I used my Treo 300 from my Kayak in late 2002. Used a Verizon Audiovox
before that. I really need a new pelican case. :) 
-mike
Anonymous
July 9, 2004 3:40:51 AM

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Steven J Sobol wrote:
>
> Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:
>
> >> "tens of feet below sea level"
> >>
> >> Care to elaborate?
> >>
> >> Notan
> >
> > Much of New Orleans, LA is below sea level. :) 
>
> Lowest point in USA: in Death Valley, California, 282 feet below sea level.

Good one. Didn't even cross my mind!

Notan
Anonymous
July 9, 2004 3:40:52 AM

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In article <40EDDBC4.FDE49B42@ddress.com>, Notan <notan@ddress.com>
wrote:

> Steven J Sobol wrote:
> >
> > Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:
> >
> > >> "tens of feet below sea level"
> > >>
> > >> Care to elaborate?
> > >>
> > >> Notan
> > >
> > > Much of New Orleans, LA is below sea level. :) 
> >
> > Lowest point in USA: in Death Valley, California, 282 feet below
> > sea level.
>
> Good one. Didn't even cross my mind!

You don't even have to go all the way to Death Valley. As you drive
along I-10 east of Palm Springs, there is a nice sign at the top of a
gentle slope that says "Elevation: 0". The Salton Sea, just south of
the interstate, is almost as low as Death Valley, at -235 feet. It was
formed in the early 1900's when there was a break in one of the
aqueducts, letting loose an enormous volume of water from the Colorado
River. Due to its elevation, there was no way for the water to run off
anywhere, so it stayed as a large lake.

Incidentally, within Death Valley National Park, you can also go up to
an elevation of over 11,000 feet! As the crow flies, it's only about 16
miles from -282 to +11,094.

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Anonymous
July 9, 2004 3:40:53 AM

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Linc Madison <spamtrap@lincmad.com> wrote:

> You don't even have to go all the way to Death Valley. As you drive
> along I-10 east of Palm Springs, there is a nice sign at the top of a
> gentle slope that says "Elevation: 0". The Salton Sea, just south of
> the interstate, is almost as low as Death Valley, at -235 feet. It was
> formed in the early 1900's when there was a break in one of the
> aqueducts, letting loose an enormous volume of water from the Colorado
> River. Due to its elevation, there was no way for the water to run off
> anywhere, so it stayed as a large lake.

Cool. I didn't know that.

> Incidentally, within Death Valley National Park, you can also go up to
> an elevation of over 11,000 feet! As the crow flies, it's only about 16
> miles from -282 to +11,094.

I did know that, though. But it's not 16 miles from -282 to +11094, it's
only about 2.2 miles (11376 feet).

Oh, wait, that's not what you meant. :) 

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Anonymous
July 9, 2004 10:26:24 AM

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In article <rmarkoff-077321.13554308072004
@news05.east.earthlink.net>, rmarkoff@faq.cIty says...
> Its difficult to give that statement any value as you dont tell us where
> that is.
>

This from the same "expert" that can't even trust his own use of
tinyurl.

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Anonymous
July 10, 2004 7:58:54 PM

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Any chance some gobmnt agency would dig a canal from the Pcific?
Might be a good place for ship building, inland harbor, etc.?


Steven J Sobol wrote:

> Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:
>
>
>>>"tens of feet below sea level"
>>>
>>>Care to elaborate?
>>>
>>>Notan
>>
>>Much of New Orleans, LA is below sea level. :) 
>
>
> Lowest point in USA: in Death Valley, California, 282 feet below sea level.
>
Anonymous
July 10, 2004 7:58:55 PM

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Jerome Zelinske <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Any chance some gobmnt agency would dig a canal from the Pcific?
> Might be a good place for ship building, inland harbor, etc.?

A canal from the Pacific would have to go a long way to reach Death Valley.
Death Valley sits on the Nevada border.

So... No, probably not.

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