1. rossdawg's Avatar
    I have friends of the family who are having major issues with their carriers in my area. I did some googling and found what appeared to be some outdated sites where they show towers in the area. I also looked at the carriers individual websites and entered their addresses and I got some very different pictures than I ever dreamed.
    One of the kids has Sprint and he is having a major issue with receiving his voicemail and visual voicemail in a normal time span (he gets them 6-8 hours later some days), and was told by a Sprint rep that he should just call voicemail on his own every couple of hours since it is a roaming issue and the roaming tower will not give way to bring your voicemail.
    Then his mother has Verizon and supposedly in our area (08003) Verizon should be saturating the place with signal. She has data issues and some of the same late voicemail stuff.
    According to my research (very restricted), ATT seems to have towers all over the place and serious multibar coverage for voice and data.
    Is it possible that ATT is doing better coverage wise in 08003 than Sprint and Verizon? I know ATT is GSM so it can't possibly help either of this CDMA users but does anybody else in the area find this to be the case?
    06-07-11 10:32 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Could be the Verizon tower in your area is having issues and needs a repair. It could be the cause of the sprint issue too, because likely THAT is wsho they are roaming with. Verizon is VERY good about fixing issue like this, but sometimes you have to bug them about it. Have mom give them a call and report her issues, have her KEEP calling if need be. Once Verizon realized the tower is an issue though, they WILL get it fixed.
    06-08-11 10:33 AM
  3. tbrenn's Avatar
    Could be the Verizon tower in your area is having issues and needs a repair. It could be the cause of the sprint issue too, because likely THAT is wsho they are roaming with. Verizon is VERY good about fixing issue like this, but sometimes you have to bug them about it. Have mom give them a call and report her issues, have her KEEP calling if need be. Once Verizon realized the tower is an issue though, they WILL get it fixed.
    +1 to this.. keep hounding them about it... I had a similar issue years ago with my 8330 on telus (cdma, not their hspa network) they even swapped me a different device before fixing the tower, but 3 or 4 service tickets later, i actually witnessed the TELUS SUV at one of the local towers...
    06-08-11 11:43 AM
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