Just cuz...  

ByteChaser2 52M
2834 posts
11/29/2005 2:10 pm

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Just cuz...

Ok, so... I've been needing to vent seriously for a couple weeks now and gosh... I cant think of a tactful, compassionate way of spewing my ire without alienating a significant portion of society in the process... Until now

I still cant rant about what I want to but ya know... there IS something I can throw a tantrum about. Cell coverage in and around ANY place I've ever lived.

Lets see... Virginia Beach and a major (though back then a fairly new carrier) cell company. My first cell phone... I got a signal worth half a damn IF I drove about a mile down the road from my home... Scrapped the cell phone for a pager - and wondered why no one ever paged me...

You guessed it...

No coverage.

By the way, not a year after moving, they erected a cell tower right up the street from that house. I understand they have great coverage now - and an inordinate number of 7 legged cats...

So, another town, another cell company. This time up north in Virginia. Forget about it! 3 carriers later and I finally found one that I could actually use - some of the time.

This will kill ya! I'd have to walk out my front door, across the street, through about 150 yards of woods to Rt 1 and THEN, assuming the planets were all aligned and my biorythms were all peaked, I could actually use the damned thing.

Ok... We all winged on out to sunny Southern California. I figured hey, every other person over the age of 15 has a cell phone pasted to the side their head out here. There HAS to be decent cell coverage right?

Uh-huh... Easily half the kids I've talked to tell me their phones don't even work. They're all for show!

It's a sick, twisted world folks...

Now, we live in a fairly new community here. One of the criteria I used to choose this current home was its close proximity to a cell tower. I can see the friggen thing from my front yard!

Shit... I'm lucky if I get 1 bar in this house...

I shit you not. I have to walk out back, into a rattlesnake, scorpion and coyote infested gully some 400 yards away from the house, stand atop this huge rock and point my phones antenna at the cell tower to make a call!

The tower isn't even a mile away!

Sitting here, staring at a notice on my cell phone, stating that I have 4 voice mails waiting for me and I'll be damned if any of them are important enough for me to break out the snakebite kit and walk down to the gully to listen to them...

caressmewell 53F

11/29/2005 3:15 pm

My question to you is, do you have the same cell service that owns or is on the tower?

ByteChaser2 52M

11/29/2005 5:13 pm

I have a certain (expensive) cell phone, with a specific set of services that include *universal roaming*. And when I say univewrsal, I mean this plan will accomodate roaming on ANY cell service provider. It doesn't matter who owns the tower, if it provides cell service, I can use it.

The only thing I can think of is that I'm in a dead spot between the antenna's transmission lobes...

saddletrampsk 54F

11/30/2005 2:25 pm

I can't get cell coverage on my farm either..unless you stand on the hood of the tallest truck here and hold you phone over your head..I feel your pain..

ByteChaser2 52M

11/30/2005 3:25 pm

Ya know what I think Ms. Saddle? (I'm sorry baby... I just can't call you a tramp...) But anyway, I think it's aliens. Seriously! They're sucking up all the radio frequencies that cell phones use, for purposes of procreation! Think about it! Millions of Electro-magnetically reprouced little green man-children!

Or it could be a CIA plot...

Ok, I'll go see my therapist now

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