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Old 01-02-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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(see above) --- here's where you talk about bombing water plants
That's where I stated that I didn't believe people would bomb water treatment plants. Hardly the writings of a conspiracy theorist.

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Somehow or other your "joking manner" isn't coming through in your posts.
Most people who hang out here regularly understand my humor.

The Pittsburgh forum has been a very friendly, easy going forum. I sure would hate to see that change.

With that mindset, I'm done discussing this topic with you. Hopefully, we'll meet on more friendly terms in another discussion.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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That's where I stated that I didn't believe people would bomb water treatment plants. Hardly the writings of a conspiracy theorist.


Most people who hang out here regularly understand my humor.

The Pittsburgh forum has been a very friendly, easy going forum. I sure would hate to see that change.

With that mindset, I'm done discussing this topic with you. Hopefully, we'll meet on more friendly terms in another discussion.


Then stop spreading crap.


To the OP, you are going to find dead spots in cell service in WPA from time to time, usually as a result of geography or gaps in coverage, not "jamming". It's especially prevalent when you get to the really rural areas north of Interstate 80. Compared to that region the "rural" Butler area is a busting urban hub. Some of the northern counties have more cows than people.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: down south
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[quote=Hopes;12270077]That's where I stated that I didn't believe people would bomb water treatment plants. Hardly the writings of a conspiracy theorist.


Most people who hang out here regularly understand my humor.

That may very well be true but given that you're saying that, may I take the opportunity to point out that some of us have only just started hanging out here and thus wouldn't know this -- that's why the emoticons ae such great tools. They can convey those subtle clues that are lost when the communication is only in writing and not face-to-face.

The Pittsburgh forum has been a very friendly, easy going forum. I sure would hate to see that change.

Me, too.

With that mindset, I'm done discussing this topic with you. Hopefully, we'll meet on more friendly terms in another discussion.

One can only hope! (and, no, that's not a slam on your username! )[/quote]
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: down south
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hi

which cellular service is good and if we should switch when we move? we currently have verizon. our contract is up soon, so want to know if their service is good. especially in bulter area (hospital) and cranberry, NA.

secondly anyone using the iphone? how is At&T service?
Verizon is good, especially if you travel routinely to Jersey to visit family. Depending on where you go in the state you may encounter a dead spot or two, due only to the fact that the population is sparse and cell towers are not yet in place in some of the more isolated rural areas. Off-hand I don't recall hitting any dead spots on my treks from Butler to Montclair, NJ via Interstate 80. I'll pay more attention next time I go that way.

As far as the phone goes, I can't help you as I don't have one. I'll check with my sister who just got one and can give you a better idea of the metro Pittsburgh area & over to Jersey service issues. Sometimes she's slow on the email responses or at work & misses the phone so it may take a few days to get a response. I'll post back when I hear from her.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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As everyone else has stated, Verizon is #1 in the area. AT&T is so-so, but I've heard a lot of complaints about them from friends and family that use their service. Sprint is also a so-so in this area, but I haven't heard as many complaints about their service as I have AT&T.

North Beach Person, being in Emergency Planning (What is that anyway? Myself, being in the Federal Government, and local and regional Emergency Services work forces for the past 11 years, have never heard that as an official or professional term), you would realize that what Hopes is saying isn't entirely false.

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Old 01-02-2010, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Penn Hills
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Many people will tell you Verizon because it seems everyone around here has them; however, you should see what actually works at your house. I have AT&T because it is the only carrier with a reliable signal where my house is located, the most important place for me to have a signal. While Verizon may be slightly better nationally I have not been to a place yet where I could not use my AT&T phone...

You need to see what works best for you and where you will be...

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hi

which cellular service is good and if we should switch when we move? we currently have verizon. our contract is up soon, so want to know if their service is good. especially in bulter area (hospital) and cranberry, NA.

secondly anyone using the iphone? how is At&T service?
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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Many people will tell you Verizon because it seems everyone around here has them; however, you should see what actually works at your house. I have AT&T because it is the only carrier with a reliable signal where my house is located, the most important place for me to have a signal. While Verizon may be slightly better nationally I have not been to a place yet where I could not use my AT&T phone...

You need to see what works best for you and where you will be...
That's good advice. Some houses just don't get cell phone coverage. Since the OP has Verizon, she can check her singal while she is house hunting.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: down south
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Many people will tell you Verizon because it seems everyone around here has them; however, you should see what actually works at your house. I have AT&T because it is the only carrier with a reliable signal where my house is located, the most important place for me to have a signal. While Verizon may be slightly better nationally I have not been to a place yet where I could not use my AT&T phone...

You need to see what works best for you and where you will be...
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That's good advice. Some houses just don't get cell phone coverage. Since the OP has Verizon, she can check her singal while she is house hunting.
Excellent points -- might also be worth mentioning as a question to the real estate agent.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Yeah
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That's good advice. Some houses just don't get cell phone coverage. Since the OP has Verizon, she can check her singal while she is house hunting.
Another thing is, no carrier guarantees service inside any kind of structure.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Many people will tell you Verizon because it seems everyone around here has them; however, you should see what actually works at your house. I have AT&T because it is the only carrier with a reliable signal where my house is located, the most important place for me to have a signal. While Verizon may be slightly better nationally I have not been to a place yet where I could not use my AT&T phone...

You need to see what works best for you and where you will be...
Exactly. Which company has the best coverage is very local, not just by metro area but by small slices of it. If you need coverage at xyz location and it just isn't there, Verizon is no good. There are places like that in Western PA. I've witnessed them. I also know a plenty of people using AT&T with no complaints, including me. I've had T-Mobile, but not for several years. It was okay, and before that I had Sprint. I'm sure they've only improved since then. Every company has dead spots in this area. Short of a dead zone for one or more of them right at your house or other important location, you should choose for reasons other than supposed coverage superiority, IMO.

BTW, as for that side discussion, disrupting the water supply makes perfect sense as an attack scenario. On the other hand, jamming of cell phone service is illegal in the US.

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