Lost coverage - no roaming even

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I had good coverage in my working area, roughly a triangle 50 miles by
50 miles by 20 miles. Half of that area is either on Verizon digital
roaming or analog. After I started noticing BIG 20 mile dead spots, I
looked at the most current Sprint coverage for Jacksboro, TX and there
is no longer any coverage to the northeast and west anymore...not even
analog roaming. Nuthin'...Nada..."Can you not hear me now?"

Whatever changed, I lost almost half of my coverage are. Any suggestons
on what to try next? Start complaining and try for a 50% monthly
discount? Go with Cingular? Verizon and VoiceStream are out of the
picture - both lack local numbers and VS has virtually no roaming or
coverage.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs (More info?)

    DecTxCowboy wrote:
    > I had good coverage in my working area, roughly a triangle 50 miles by
    > 50 miles by 20 miles. Half of that area is either on Verizon digital
    > roaming or analog. After I started noticing BIG 20 mile dead spots, I
    > looked at the most current Sprint coverage for Jacksboro, TX and there
    > is no longer any coverage to the northeast and west anymore...not even
    > analog roaming. Nuthin'...Nada..."Can you not hear me now?"
    >
    > Whatever changed, I lost almost half of my coverage are. Any suggestons
    > on what to try next? Start complaining and try for a 50% monthly
    > discount? Go with Cingular? Verizon and VoiceStream are out of the
    > picture - both lack local numbers and VS has virtually no roaming or
    > coverage.

    If you were on an "America" plan paying the extra $5.00 per month for
    off-network roaming, you should be aware that if more than 50% of your
    monthly airtime is used off-network, Sprint reserves the right to turn off
    the off-network option. But AFAIK they don't just turn it off, they give you
    warnings for a couple months first.

    If Cingular has local numbers and decent coverage, Cingular may be the best
    choice for you. If Sprint didn't have native coverage in that area in the
    first place, they probably aren't your best bet.

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  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs (More info?)

    Steve Sobol wrote:

    > If you were on an "America" plan paying the extra $5.00 per month for
    > off-network roaming, you should be aware that if more than 50% of your
    > monthly airtime is used off-network, Sprint reserves the right to turn
    > off the off-network option.

    Moot point...I don't have ANY coverage.

    > If Cingular has local numbers and decent coverage,

    Looked at their coverage map little bit ago. Its worse off than pre-GSM.
    Perhaps a pre-paid analog phone for the dead zones...dunno.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs (More info?)

    DecTxCowboy wrote:
    > Steve Sobol wrote:
    >
    >> If you were on an "America" plan paying the extra $5.00 per month for
    >> off-network roaming, you should be aware that if more than 50% of your
    >> monthly airtime is used off-network, Sprint reserves the right to turn
    >> off the off-network option.
    >
    >
    > Moot point...I don't have ANY coverage.
    >
    >> If Cingular has local numbers and decent coverage,
    >
    >
    > Looked at their coverage map little bit ago. Its worse off than pre-GSM.
    > Perhaps a pre-paid analog phone for the dead zones...dunno.

    Somewhat offtopic question: Does Sprint work pretty well for you at home?


    --
    JustThe.net - Steve Sobol / sjsobol@JustThe.net / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
    temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)

    "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs (More info?)

    So, half of that triangle is roaming. Are these new 20 mile dead spots
    in the Sprint PCS coverage area or in the half of the triangle that is
    roaming? You sign up for a carrier to give you service where they have
    coverage. The carrier does not have to provide any access to other
    networks. Who was the analog carrier? Are they still in business? Or
    did they just drop their roaming agreement?

    DecTxCowboy wrote:
    > I had good coverage in my working area, roughly a triangle 50 miles by
    > 50 miles by 20 miles. Half of that area is either on Verizon digital
    > roaming or analog. After I started noticing BIG 20 mile dead spots, I
    > looked at the most current Sprint coverage for Jacksboro, TX and there
    > is no longer any coverage to the northeast and west anymore...not even
    > analog roaming. Nuthin'...Nada..."Can you not hear me now?"
    >
    > Whatever changed, I lost almost half of my coverage are. Any suggestons
    > on what to try next? Start complaining and try for a 50% monthly
    > discount? Go with Cingular? Verizon and VoiceStream are out of the
    > picture - both lack local numbers and VS has virtually no roaming or
    > coverage.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs (More info?)

    Steve Sobol wrote:

    > Somewhat offtopic question: Does Sprint work pretty well for you at home?

    It does, but can't can't make any money sitting at home. LOL
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs (More info?)

    Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > So, half of that triangle is roaming. Are these new 20 mile dead
    > spots in the Sprint PCS coverage area or in the half of the triangle
    > that is roaming? You sign up for a carrier to give you service where
    > they have coverage. The carrier does not have to provide any access to
    > other networks. Who was the analog carrier? Are they still in
    > business? Or did they just drop their roaming agreement?

    Yeah..half the area I need it was in roaming and most of it I can't roam
    anymore. Unless it was a VERY small Ma & Pa wireless provider that only
    covered a 15 mile wide and 40 mile long area in the middle of no where -
    perhaps it was and Sprint no longer has an agreement.
  7. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs (More info?)

    DecTxCowboy wrote:
    > Steve Sobol wrote:
    >
    >> Somewhat offtopic question: Does Sprint work pretty well for you at home?
    >
    >
    > It does, but can't can't make any money sitting at home. LOL

    I was wondering if you could justify getting out of your contract without
    ETF... it's questionable because you do have service at home...

    --
    JustThe.net - Steve Sobol / sjsobol@JustThe.net / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the
    temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)

    "Life's like an hourglass glued to the table" --Anna Nalick, "Breathe"
  8. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs (More info?)

    I guess you should find out which other carrier(s) cover most of the
    "other" half of the area, and carry two phones. Your second carrier's
    charges can be a business expense deduction. You then can hope that
    Sprint PCS' Future Coverage Areas will help you out.


    DecTxCowboy wrote:
    > Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    >
    >> So, half of that triangle is roaming. Are these new 20 mile dead
    >> spots in the Sprint PCS coverage area or in the half of the triangle
    >> that is roaming? You sign up for a carrier to give you service where
    >> they have coverage. The carrier does not have to provide any access
    >> to other networks. Who was the analog carrier? Are they still in
    >> business? Or did they just drop their roaming agreement?
    >
    >
    > Yeah..half the area I need it was in roaming and most of it I can't roam
    > anymore. Unless it was a VERY small Ma & Pa wireless provider that only
    > covered a 15 mile wide and 40 mile long area in the middle of no where -
    > perhaps it was and Sprint no longer has an agreement.
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