Giff4484

April 27th, 2012 at 10:54 AM ^

GSM/ AT&t tower channels don't hold the call and user capacity that Verizon and Sprint ( CDMA) do on their towers for Voice so don't expect a huge improvement in trying to make a phone call.

bcoaker

April 27th, 2012 at 11:39 AM ^

Switched to AT&T this year, had Verizon in the past. Couldn't make any calls and my phone died every gameday due to constant searching for a signal. Hoping this works , anything would be an improvement.

SCarolinaMaize

April 27th, 2012 at 12:22 PM ^

a DAS system installed in the stadium.  Even with improved coverage from the towers, gamedays will still overload them.  The problem with DAS is they need to hide the antennas installed in the stadium.

Feat of Clay

April 27th, 2012 at 2:31 PM ^

My phone rings, I look at caller ID, see it is my husband.

Me:  Hi honey.

Him:  Silence.

Me:  Hello?

Him:  Silence.

Me:  HELLO?

Him:  Silence.

Me:   Let me guess, you're calling me from North Campus again.  Call back when you get onto Fuller Road.       CLICK.

ken725

April 27th, 2012 at 1:25 PM ^

I have no idea how they are still in bussiness.  If you live in LA and have AT&T your calls will be dropped all the damn time.

I've been with Verizon forever and I can't even talk to my friends who have AT&T.

bluebyyou

April 27th, 2012 at 2:19 PM ^

Time will tell...my AT&T iPhone simply adds weight to my pocket during many games at the Big House  as it is unusable.  It might be a bit unreasonable to build your system for 21 hours a year, assuming that the rest of the year works fine - big assumption.

LSAClassOf2000

April 27th, 2012 at 2:53 PM ^

...that I actually have a few orders here for upgrades to the electrical services to these same towers (not kidding, actually). I suppose I could start assigning them to my group, eh?

If nothing else, I hope it does make service at least somewhat better. Granted, it takes someone calling persistently to drag me away from my seat at the game, but I wouldn't mind an increase in the chances of being able to get information if necessary.

BlueMan80

April 27th, 2012 at 11:22 PM ^

The article appears to be a bad, nontechnical explanation on adding a new chunk of spectrum to the system. If that is the case, then more capacity is being added. However, that could be a drop in the bucket given the needs of over 100k people with cell phones. Verizon adds a COW (cell on wheels) over by Pioneer high school for football games and that isn't near enough capacity to serve demand. Having spent over 20 years in the wireless telecom industry, stadiums are a huge challenge and expensive to serve for 6-8 days out of 365. New small cell technology will help, but that's in the future. In the meantime, I complain to people I know at Verizon wireless.