Wireless

by Mike Masnick




How Do You Hate Your Mobile Phone Company? Let Me Count The Ways...

from the it-goes-on-and-on-and-on dept

Yesterday, we were talking about how the mobile phone operators have started insulting each other as a way to avoid having to actually focus on how much their own networks also have problems. However, they're not fooling anyone. People still love to hate their mobile operators, and PC World is listing out just a few of the ways... and we'd imagine it can go on and on and on. While perhaps they can get away with it when everyone else is just as bad, at some point it's going to be a serious problem. Instead of fighting over whose bad system is slightly better, isn't it worth actually addressing some of the many customer complaints?

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    Brad Eleven, 13 Sep 2006 @ 10:09am

    Re: Seriously, why does cell phone service suck

    It's going to suck in the US for some time to come, because it was invented here.

    What you need for a good signal: Antennae (or repeaters) close to you.

    After Sprint bought the company I worked for, we got all kinds of info from them about Sprint PCS. They bragged in Houston that they ran out of phones every single day--until they got so far behind in putting up antennae that almost everyone with a PCS phone in Houston cursed them. Then they got all innovative and started putting antennae in church steeples.

    Another problem: Given that the US is the ultimate early adopter, more upgrades are needed.

    Hey, Jack Sombra: US continues to point and laugh at rest of world for accepting the inconceivable scenario of paying for hard-wired phone service by the minute.

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