I noticed last week when on the phone while driving through an area I had always got great service on, I was dropping calls one after another. I pulled over and for about a 1/2 mile of driving in a populated area south of Seattle and the area has NO SERVICE!! Not even a bar flashing. Then service came back as I continued. So I called a few more friends of mine to just chat with while I drove home and was plagued with dropped calls and lots of large areas with no service at all. I am more than shocked... we have just plain been lied to about the redundant towers being turned off. I feel like I am back in 1988 with my brick phone. Can you hear me now?
Also and this started this week. 75% of my text messages now take an hour to arrive and I just got one that was over six hours old (that is what prompted this post). Guess I will be going to CDMA this weekend. For me and I am sure for others near Seattle, the Nextel service has been butchered and is on life support. It honestly is not really usable anymore. Works great if I am in one spot and don't move with a signal or need a text message.
Oh, I have had several people tell me that they get a notice I can't be found on the network... woah... I can't have this... that means they can't even leave a message. My 79 year old mother thinks something bad has happened to me and freaks out now...LOL But I hope she doesn't need me for an emergency and can't reach me. Also those that text me have gotten a notice that the message bounced back that I was out of service. I work from home and I never leave the house that often. I have good service at the house but no one can seem to reach me anymore. Its not me being in a no signal zone, this happens when I am home with full bars. So something is really screwed up with Nextel. I did read (wish I could find it) that the places that have reduced towers are all plugged up with traffic on the remaining towers. Would people get that message if the towers are maxed out in capacity?
I am already seeing reduced signal at my house since last night. Boost iden is not my main service only an i335 given to me by a friend while having an iphone on ST.
On the flipside my iphone can now keep a steady edge signal while previously was almost impossible to find one. Definetly an interference issue that was caused by the closest iden tower which is now turned off.