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(C|Net)   Verizon accused of grossly overstating their 4G coverage area. As opposed to AT&T which grossly overstates their claim to have any 4G coverage   ( cnet.com) divider line
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2018-08-10 08:44:15 AM  
I'll take "theft of services" for a class action lawsuit, Alex.
 
2018-08-10 06:29:01 PM  
Did they ever define what 4G actually means yet ?
 
2018-08-10 06:37:37 PM  

RottenEggs: Did they ever define what 4G actually means yet ?


Greed, Graft, Guile, and Greenbacks.
 
2018-08-10 07:12:28 PM  
Or Sprint claiming to have coverage in general.
 
2018-08-10 07:13:45 PM  

RottenEggs: Did they ever define what 4G actually means yet ?


4G is defined in the technical documents, iirc no one in the USA actually offers it (that is why it is 4G LTE), 90% of is marketing ploys by companies and technical organizations trying to maintain some legitimacy while not getting said companies mad at them.
 
2018-08-10 07:15:20 PM  
We seem to have some spots on our new property that have no coverage whatsoever.

Not sure how much of a problem that really will be

feature, not a bug
 
2018-08-10 07:24:44 PM  
I for one would be thrilled if I could get continuous *3G* coverage on Verizon. I guess I need to move somewhere more populated and less barren than the middle of Los Angeles County.
 
2018-08-10 08:13:14 PM  

fortheloveof: iirc no one in the USA actually offers it


LTE Advanced (3GPP Rel 10) supposedly meets the definition of 4G.  Prior versions of LTE meet everything except for the speed requirement, which is why it was sometimes jokingly referred to as 3.9G.

I still can't believe the balls on AT&T's marketing team for calling HSPA+ a "4G" service.
 
2018-08-10 08:32:01 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I for one would be thrilled if I could get continuous *3G* coverage on Verizon. I guess I need to move somewhere more populated and less barren than the middle of Los Angeles County.


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2018-08-10 08:43:44 PM  
Verizon has great coverage in Southwest Virginia, as long as you're within 3 miles of the interstate.
AT&T has a rough idea about where Southwest Virginia is, and offers service there, as long as you use it in North Carolina.
 
2018-08-10 09:39:13 PM  
Who farking cares? We travel through their most patchy coverage when we travel back to AZ, and we still only have about a 20 minute dead zone. With our other previous services, we've had no signal in the middle of the farking city. They can overstate all they want, I've actually used their service, and I'm happy with their coverage.

That coverage is the only thing I like about Verizon.
 
2018-08-10 09:41:31 PM  
Anyone know what happened to that money we gave them in order to upgrade the netword to fiber optic? Oh, right, it was a tax scam.
 
2018-08-10 09:44:07 PM  
If you look at cell phone coverage maps for all the major providers, they all have one thing in common. They don't cover where I live*.

* Hampshire County West Virginia.
 
2018-08-10 09:51:03 PM  

ZMugg: If you look at cell phone coverage maps for all the major providers, they all have one thing in common. They don't cover where I live*.

* Hampshire County West Virginia.


Look at the gaps down between Southern Utah and Northern Az into Nevada if you want gaps in coverage.... Yet as I said above, I still get more coverage there from Verizon than we've had with other carriers.
 
2018-08-10 09:52:26 PM  

Mikey1969: ZMugg: If you look at cell phone coverage maps for all the major providers, they all have one thing in common. They don't cover where I live*.

* Hampshire County West Virginia.

Look at the gaps down between Southern Utah and Northern Az into Nevada if you want gaps in coverage.... Yet as I said above, I still get more coverage there from Verizon than we've had with other carriers.


True dat!
Condolences.
 
2018-08-10 10:22:21 PM  

ZMugg: If you look at cell phone coverage maps for all the major providers, they all have one thing in common. They don't cover where I live*.

* Hampshire County West Virginia.


Are you in part of the National Radio Quiet Zone?

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2018-08-10 10:22:31 PM  

ZMugg: If you look at cell phone coverage maps for all the major providers, they all have one thing in common. They don't cover where I live*.


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Move to where the food wireless is.
 
2018-08-10 10:37:44 PM  

Mad_Radhu: ZMugg: If you look at cell phone coverage maps for all the major providers, they all have one thing in common. They don't cover where I live*.

* Hampshire County West Virginia.

Are you in part of the National Radio Quiet Zone?

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No. I'm 20 miles south of Cumberland which is just north of that.

lordargent: ZMugg: If you look at cell phone coverage maps for all the major providers, they all have one thing in common. They don't cover where I live*.

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Move to where the food wireless is.


What, and give up my luxurious single wide? NEVER!
IOW, I can't afford to move.

*sobs*
 
2018-08-11 10:06:57 AM  

ZMugg: Mad_Radhu: ZMugg: If you look at cell phone coverage maps for all the major providers, they all have one thing in common. They don't cover where I live*.

* Hampshire County West Virginia.

Are you in part of the National Radio Quiet Zone?

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No. I'm 20 miles south of Cumberland which is just north of that.

lordargent: ZMugg: If you look at cell phone coverage maps for all the major providers, they all have one thing in common. They don't cover where I live*.

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Move to where the food wireless is.

What, and give up my luxurious single wide? NEVER!
IOW, I can't afford to move.

*sobs*


We have a cabin near Fairmont. (Near... being a relative term.) My father in-law's verizon phone can get signal out in the yard. My wife and I have to scale a hill and walk a little ways into town. (Though it's gotten a little better after they mowed down a patch of the forest to lay a gas pipeline.)

/And no, I'm not kidding.
 
2018-08-11 05:42:53 PM  

lordargent: Or Sprint claiming to have coverage in general.


That's the truth.  I travel for work a lot and now in the rural areas they throttle you down to "1x".
 
2018-08-12 03:28:18 AM  
I recently switched to Verizon from AT&T and have been impressed by the coverage. I'm a truck driver, OTR everywhere in America, so I'm streaming all manner of audio content pretty much nonstop day in and day out. With AT&T I'd frequently hit massive dead zones where I'd lose signal for hours along my trip and it was frustrating. But with Verizon even though I still lose signal sometimes it's never gone for more than a few minutes. Very noticeable difference. For example, with AT&T if I drove through the mountains of Tennessee I could kiss my connection goodbye for the duration. With Verizon it still dips out from time to time, but never for more than a couple minutes at a time. Still annoying, but preferable to no connection period.
 
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