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View Poll Results: Do you live nexted to a cellphone tower?
Yes 4 28.57%
No 10 71.43%
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Hi, I do and you wouldn't believe the cellphone companys is having climbers work at night right now. They started at 11:00 pm and will work till 5:00 am the crew boss said. The tower is 250 ft high. They are only using flashlights to work and some small lights down below.


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Old 04-16-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Hi, I do and you wouldn't believe the cellphone companys is having climbers work at night right now. They started at 11:00 pm and will work till 5:00 am the crew boss said. The tower is 250 ft high. They are only using flashlights to work and some small lights down below.


Thanks, John
Maybe it is "Big Brother" watching you!!!
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:45 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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They put one just down the road from us about a year ago.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Hmmmm.....working on a tower at night is an extra level of danger that is very unusual. I would be very suspect. It's dangerous enough during the day but there must be some extra added incentive to climb up there at night.


Question: Have you noticed your wife getting changed while standing near the windows recently ??

Just a thought

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Old 04-17-2007, 12:21 AM
 
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John, this is suspicious! I would report the unusual activity.

Never mind the "crew boss"; phone the company directly. Here's why:

Cell towers in Charlotte, North Carolina have been the target of theft, putting Cingular and Verizon customers at risk of losing service. The copper bars which are installed on the towers to prevent lightening damage are being stolen because of the high market value of copper. The bars can be worth up to $3.00 a pound, giving the theives enough incentive to remove the bars so they can be recycled for cash.

(Found here.)
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Do you have any problems living near a cell tower?
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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I live next to several cell phone towers/microwave towers and a huge public tv stations antenna.
Our Sprint cell phones only work on the top floor of our TH. So we can't talk in the living room or in the basement. I went to Billshrink.com to have them evaluate our reception and they said Sprint and TMobile would be the best bets so we are sticking with Sprint in this apt. We are going to try to get the military "rugged" style phones in hopes they work better. From my tiny research, Providers will not disclose if your actual address is covered in their service, nor will they confirm coverage in a particular neighborhood. Cell phone makers will not disclose range or power/reception for any particular phone. I found a site that says the military style phones seem to have better reception on the whole.
I cannot use the free Digital TV either. MY Mother in law have almost 200 free digital channels in Dallas. When we attached the antenna and converter box, we got 5 channels- al jazeera/the skiing channel/nbc/nbc weather and 24france. (I won't go into the digital tuning process but we tried diff days/times and antenna positions-nada). So I'm stuck paying for our very basic cable just so I can get Fox (not FOX news)/NBC (NOT MSNBC)/ABC and CBS. and 8 other channels.
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