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RE: End of year freeze (Re: Y2k silly season)

  • From: Larry Snyder
  • Date: Mon Dec 27 20:56:23 1999

Hmmm...
Will it get worse before it gets better?  How many people got phones
[cell|pcs] or pagers as gifts this year?  And given that this is their
first week of ownership will be beating them half silly?

Just my .02
-ls-

"Roeland M.J. Meyer" <rmeyer@mhsc.com> wrote:
> 
> Having similar problems on the SprintPCS network, in the SF Bay Area.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> > Deepak Jain
> > Sent: Monday, December 27, 1999 2:33 PM
> 
> > On 27 Dec 1999, Sean Donelan wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > On Mon, 27 December 1999, Deepak Jain wrote:
> > > > Speaking of telephone style networks. Has anyone noticed 
> > significant 
> > > > degradation in their cell/pager coverage/performance over 
> > the last couple 
> > > > of weeks? 
> > > 
> > > What type of degradation?  I haven't noticed any larger 
> > than normal problems.
> > > 
> > 
> > Poor signal strength, unusually high number of fast busies 
> > when trying to
> > reach local and long distance land lines. High delays in call 
> > processing, 
> > Higher than normal numbers of automatic redials on call-initiation. 
> > 
> > This in areas like Tyson's Corner, South Beach, New York City, and 
> > surrounding areas. 
> > 
> > >From a pager point of view, (Skytel is the easiest to pick 
> > on). Areas 
> > that should be 100% full service are showing up in sections as Basic 
> > service. Basic service areas are not delivering 100% of the 
> > pages until 
> > Full service is returned, etc. Same regions. Walking through 
> > normal Basic 
> > service areas are showing up as Storing messages (no tower 
> > connectivity). 
> > Essentially the same areas as above. 
> > 
> > > Many carriers have a end of year freeze on network changes. 
> >  Although the
> > > freeze has been planned for a long time, I notice it didn't 
> > stop sales
> > > people from promising due dates during the freeze period.  
> > If you are
> > > expecting to see new service turned up on Dec 31, I don't think your
> > > odds are very good.
> > > 
> > > Some of my friends at other carriers told me they had a big 
> > push to get a
> > > lot of changes into their networks before December 23 to 
> > beat the freeze.
> > > 
> > 
> > Maybe, I have been noticing it since about a week before Thanksgiving.
> > 
> > Deepak Jain
> > AiNET
> >