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    Transfer of Control
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    Michigan RSA #9 Limited Partnership d/b/a ALLTEL
    Atlantis Holdings LLC
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    Cellco Partnership


    Got more info, it looks like this Tower along with the other towers in Lenawee, Hillsdale, & Branch Counties are part of the Cellco Partnership (Verizon d.b.a.) so this tower conversion should be done probably in a couple of months after the FCC passes their transactions. :-)

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    http://wireless.fcc.gov/weeklypn/2009/DOC-288127A1.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radio_Freq_VZW
    Transfer of Control
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    Michigan RSA #9 Limited Partnership d/b/a ALLTEL
    Atlantis Holdings LLC
    Radio Service Code(s)
    Cellco Partnership


    Got more info, it looks like this Tower along with the other towers in Lenawee, Hillsdale, & Branch Counties are part of the Cellco Partnership (Verizon d.b.a.) so this tower conversion should be done probably in a couple of months after the FCC passes their transactions. :-)

    See link below:

    http://wireless.fcc.gov/weeklypn/2009/DOC-288127A1.pdf
    That document is a year old and details the FCC's approval of the license transfers from Alltel to Verizon for the non-divested markets.

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    Unhappy lol, I do appreciate all your help :-)

    Well I live in a non-divested, holdover market in Lenawee County.
    I do apreciate all your help Mr. Clay. But it seems that every thing i look up comes to a Dead end. I know that Michigan RSA#9 Limited Partners is not the FCC fillings and transactions relating to Verizon & AT&T assett swap, those have to do primarily in West Michigan (Muskgeon) Area.
    So i'm pretty much at a loss as to who is holding up the Alltel conversion process in my area.

    I found his application lol for Alltel still nothing...

    http://www.fcc.gov/transaction/allte...0000824558.pdf

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    Unhappy more crap that is useless has to do with discontinuing Analog frequencies !!

    more crap that is useless has to do with discontinuing Analog frequencies !!

    *This filing supersedes the original certification filing made February 1, 2008 erroneously stating
    February 1, 2008 as the discontinuance of service date.
    MICHIGAN RSA #9 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP d/b/a ALLTEL
    One Allied Drive, B1F02-D
    Little Rock, AR 72202
    Via ECFS Electronic Filing
    Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary
    Federal Communications Commission
    445 12th Street, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20554
    In Re: MICHIGAN RSA #9 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP d/b/a ALLTEL
    Dear Ms. Dortch:
    MICHIGAN RSA #9 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP d/b/a ALLTEL notifies the
    Commission herewith that on April 1, 2008, MICHIGAN RSA #9
    LIMITED PARTNERSHIP d/b/a ALLTEL plans to discontinue its
    provision of Analog/AMPS coverage in the CMA’s and for the call signs
    listed in the attached exhibit. Pursuant to the Federal Communications
    Commission’s Memorandum, Opinion and Order, 22 FCC Rcd 11243
    (2007), Section 1.6 of the Commission’s rules, as well as Public Notice, DA
    07-4665 (Nov. 16, 2007), I hereby certify on behalf of MICHIGAN RSA #9
    LIMITED PARTNERSHIP d/b/a ALLTEL that the discontinuance of
    analog/AMPS service will not result in any loss of wireless coverage
    throughout the CGSA of the call signs listed on the exhibit appended
    hereto.
    I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that the forgoing is true and
    correct to be the best of my information and belief.

    see web site below:

    http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/doc...74&id=cellular

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    Arrow

    THE Expiration Date: 10/01/2011

    hopefully the stores and cell towers will be converted after this date ??

    Adrian Cell Site; 6787 Pentecost Highway (Lat: 41.980417 Lon: -84.111667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.1 m, Call Sign: KNKQ303
    Assigned Frequencies : 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2001, Expiration Date: 10/01/2011
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email: [email protected]

    Read more: http://www.city-data.com/towers/cell...#ixzz0eXBsNTM5

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    FOR ANYONE THAT IS HOPING THAT THE FCC TRANSACTION WILL WORK LOL

    In one of the CMA's, there's overlap with Verizon's PCS network, Alltel's B side, & Centennial Wireless on the A side. AT&T is supposed to acquire both, Centennial's A side, plus Verizon's PCS network. The number of subscribers for that specific CMA (don't know the CMA#) could determine if AT&T can acquire both, and probably won't be an issue. The other CMA (again, don't know CMA#), Verizon is divesting their PCS network, while Verizon is acquiring Alltel's network (B side) & AT&T already has the A side from the Dobson buyout. AT&T is supposed to acquire Verizon's PCS network there too. Muskegon is where Alltel customers are being divested instead of Verizon customers. AT&T is supposed to acquire Alltel there, as they don't hold a cellular license for Muskegon. If they have a network, it's a PCS network that probably has a lot less customers than Alltel & Verizon there.


    There is not that many people that live in Lenaweee county (adrian) about 2500 ppl

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    If someone burns down an Alltel store, will it sprout back up again Verizon lol ???

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    Talking just a Centennial letter

    DECLARATION OF FRANCIS P. HUNT
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONTROLLER
    CENTENNIAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
    I, Francis P. Hunt, hereby declare the following:
    1.
    My name is Francis P. Hunt. I am Senior Vice President and Controller of Centennial
    Communications Corp. (“Centennial” or the “Company”) and have held these positions since
    February 2005. I served as Vice President, Caribbean Controller prior to that and have been with
    Centennial since 1997. My responsibilities with the Company include managing all accounting-
    and controller-related functions at Centennial. As such, I have a strong working knowledge
    of Centennial’s operations and its relations with other carriers, equipment manufacturers and
    other industry participants.
    2.
    I was actively involved in the Company’s management analysis and review of the
    proposed transaction with AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”). Thus, I am familiar with the analyses
    conducted in connection with the Company’s decision to undertake the merger.
    3.
    The purpose of this declaration is to provide information regarding (1) the services that
    Centennial currently provides; (2) why the proposed merger of Centennial with AT&T will not
    lead to any competitive harms; and (3) the public interest benefits of the proposed transaction,
    especially regarding Centennial’s customers when they become AT&T subscribers. I have
    reviewed the Declaration of Rick L. Moore, and I have relied on Mr. Moore’s statements therein
    as to AT&T’s capabilities in making my declarations here.
    4.
    Centennial is a regional wireless and broadband telecommunications service provider. In
    the mainland United States, Centennial provides wireless telephone services to approximately
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    660,000 retail customers in small cities and rural areas in geographic clusters covering parts of
    the following six states: Indiana, Michigan and Ohio in the Midwest, and Louisiana, Mississippi
    and Texas in the Southeast. These markets cover a population of over 9 million people.
    Centennial also provides wireless service to about 440,000 customers in Puerto Rico and the
    U.S. Virgin Islands and, in Puerto Rico, is a fully-integrated service provider offering fiber
    broadband services to business and, to a lesser extent, residential customers. These markets
    cover a population of approximately 4 million.
    5.
    Many of the CMAs in which Centennial operates are in suburban and rural areas that are
    adjacent to or near, but do not include, larger metropolitan areas served by AT&T. For example,
    CMA 460 (Louisiana 7 - West Feliciana) is just north of two metropolitan areas, Baton Rouge
    and New Orleans; CMA 458 (Louisiana 5 - Beauregard) is adjacent to the Baton Rouge,
    Lafayette and Lake Charles metropolitan areas; CMA 501 (Mississippi 9 - Copiah) is adjacent to
    Jackson, Mississippi; CMA 101 (Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas) is just east of the Houston
    metropolitan area; CMAs 408 (Indiana 6 - Randolph), 405 (Indiana 3 - Huntington), 217
    (Anderson, Indiana), 236 (Muncie, Indiana) and 271 (Kokomo, Indiana) surround the
    Indianapolis metropolitan area; CMA 480 (Michigan 9 - Cass) is west of the Detroit and Toledo
    metropolitan areas; and CMA 403 (Indiana 1 - Newton) is east of the Chicago metropolitan area.
    6.
    The majority of Centennial’s wireless subscribers are residential. Business customers are
    only a small part of Centennial’s customer base, accounting for approximately 14% of the
    Company’s customers in Puerto Rico and only 1% of the Company’s U.S. mainland customers.
    7.
    AT&T is Centennial’s largest roaming partner. During 2007, AT&T paid Centennial
    approximately $45 million in roaming fees accounting for approximately 70 percent of the
    Company’s roaming revenue of approximately $65 million that year. That same year,
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    Centennial paid AT&T approximately $21 million – thus resulting in approximately $23 million
    in net payment to Centennial. The merger will eliminate these payments and reduce the cost of
    providing service to the customers of both companies.
    8.
    In addition to the economic savings resulting from the elimination of roaming between
    the AT&T and Centennial networks, Centennial’s customers also will benefit from expanded
    network coverage as they become part of AT&T’s nationwide network. When outside
    Centennial’s limited service area, the Company’s customers currently roam on other carriers’
    networks. In the mainland U.S., approximately 88 percent of the Company’s voice roaming
    traffic is on AT&T’s network. Upon becoming AT&T subscribers, Centennial’s customers will
    remain on-network more often, thereby enabling more consistent access to features over a larger
    geographic area and fewer dropped calls. In addition, as explained above, much of our spectrum
    in the U.S. mainland is adjacent to areas where AT&T has deployed facilities using the same
    technology. As our customers are integrated into the AT&T network, those who reside in those
    areas will no longer need to roam when moving from Centennial’s current service area to
    AT&T’s area. Centennial and AT&T have enjoyed a mutually satisfactory roaming relationship,
    and the expected improvements in the customer calling experience will not be because either
    company denied to the other company in the past the technology to ensure a seamless roaming
    experience.
    9.
    Centennial’s customers also will benefit from a substantial increase in the availability of
    international roaming at lower rates. Centennial currently provides its U.S. mainland customers
    with roaming capability only in Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Italy through direct
    relationships with carriers in those countries. Centennial currently provides its Caribbean
    customers with roaming services through direct relationships with carriers in the following areas:
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    United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Maarten, British
    Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Aruba, Antigua, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos,
    Saba and Statia. Only a minority of the roaming agreements in those countries include data
    capabilities. Additional countries are covered through participation in clearinghouse
    relationships, where a wholesaler provides Centennial with access to roaming in a particular
    country, often at much higher rates than those available through direct interconnection. As
    Centennial’s customers become part of AT&T’s network, they will have direct access to roaming
    for voice services in 211 countries and in 131 countries for data services, as noted in the
    declaration of Rick L. Moore, of AT&T.
    10.
    The combined company will give Centennial’s subscribers access to a more extensive
    variety of rate plans, wireless services and features than Centennial would have the capability to
    offer absent the merger. AT&T’s size and national scope allow it to offer more features and
    services than Centennial can provide. AT&T also has customer policies that Centennial does not
    offer, such as its open applications policy. In addition, in light of the current financial
    environment and Centennial’s substantial debt obligations, Centennial may be more cautious in
    its investment in and rollout of new services its customers desire, and I would expect AT&T to
    be able to roll these services out quickly and broadly throughout our footprint.
    11.
    For example, Centennial does not currently offer the variety of handsets or features
    offered by AT&T in part because Centennial has not rolled out the 3G technology in its U.S.
    mainland markets that supports certain advanced handset features. The merger is likely to enable
    Centennial’s subscribers to purchase dual-mode phones with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities and
    GPS navigation and other feature-rich handsets which Centennial does not currently offer.
    Centennial also does not offer its subscribers the range of advanced data services that AT&T
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    currently offers, including mobile video and subscription music services, and certain other
    multimedia features. Centennial offers some Wi-Fi hot spots in Puerto Rico that allow business
    users to access the network, but does not have a similar service for its U.S. mainland customers.
    12.
    In addition, even with respect to certain services Centennial does provide, AT&T’s size
    and national scope enable it to offer more features than Centennial can provide. For example,
    both carriers offer free mobile-to-mobile services to subscribers. However, AT&T offers
    customers a free mobile-to-mobile calling customer base that is roughly 75 times the size of
    Centennial’s customer base. AT&T also offers GPS navigation service to its customers, while
    Centennial offers GPS navigation on a limited basis in Puerto Rico only. Similarly, Centennial
    offers unlimited minute rate plans only in Puerto Rico. And Centennial does not allow
    customers to roll over unused minutes from one month to the next. Centennial does not offer the
    same variety of prepaid offerings as AT&T.
    13.
    Centennial does not have the advantages that AT&T’s size, technical resources and
    access to capital provide. Centennial generally relies on third-party distributors for access to
    most of its phone models. Centennial does not have the scale to negotiate effectively on its own
    with equipment manufacturers for the degree of customization and the level of volume discounts
    that carriers with larger scale are often able to obtain. Centennial also does not have the
    technical and administrative resources to roll out new technology as quickly as AT&T.
    14.
    Centennial has not commercially deployed 3G technology in its mainland U.S. markets to
    date, and the current financial environment will likely constrain Centennial’s ability to invest in
    and roll out advanced technology and associated services as quickly as AT&T is able to do for its
    customers. The transaction will likely enable Centennial’s customers throughout its footprint to
    gain access quickly to advanced services offered by AT&T, which are not currently offered by
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    Centennial in the U.S. mainland. In 2008, Centennial began a limited noncommercial trial of 3G
    UMTS technology in its Fort Wayne, Indiana market. We have announced plans to deploy a 3G
    UMTS network in parts of our U.S. wireless service area in fiscal year 2009; however, these
    plans are in the early stages and could be adversely impacted by the current economic conditions.
    In addition, Centennial is constrained in deploying 3G technology by its spectrum holdings, the
    cost of building out and the expense of handsets.
    15.
    The merger also will enable AT&T to provide Centennial’s customers 4G services faster
    than Centennial could offer them on its own. Centennial has no current plans for the
    introduction of 4G services to its customers in the U.S. mainland markets or in Puerto Rico. In
    most areas, Centennial may have insufficient spectrum to make the transition to 4G while
    providing a satisfactory quality of service, including meeting the growing demand for
    bandwidth-intensive services. As a result, Centennial would likely face difficulties converting its
    network to the 4G technology it selects or could be significantly delayed in doing so. Moreover,
    given the current financial market crisis and Centennial’s debt obligations, Centennial would
    likely face significant difficulties accessing the capital necessary to roll out 4G service as quickly
    as AT&T would be able to do after the merger.
    16.
    The merger also will improve the combined company’s disaster preparedness.
    Centennial has extensive experience responding to hurricanes and other natural disasters, but is
    limited by its size and capital in certain areas such as rapid access to equipment and personnel.
    The merger will enhance AT&T’s unique disaster recovery capabilities and assets with the
    addition of Centennial’s experience in responding to natural disasters. In addition, the merger
    will enable redundant customer service operations if a particular call center was not operational
    or was experiencing overwhelming volume due to a disaster. Centennial has only one call center
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    for domestic operations and one primary call center for its Caribbean operations, while AT&T
    has dozens of wireless call centers in multiple states.
    17.
    In the U.S. mainland market, Centennial determines the features and prices of each of its
    national rate plans primarily with reference to competing plans offered by the national carriers
    that overlap most with Centennial in the areas we serve. Centennial offers only national plans to
    new U.S. mainland customers, although many existing customers continue to receive service on
    the regional plans Centennial formerly offered.
    18.
    In general, Centennial uses uniform plans and terms in its mainland U.S. service areas.
    Centennial does not vary prices or plans at the level of individual Cellular Market Areas (CMAs)
    or in smaller areas. This system is simple and saves costs, including the administrative costs of
    setting and maintaining local plans and training and call center costs associated with a larger
    variety of plans. Centennial’s plans and the minutes currently offered under each plan are, with
    few exceptions, consistent across every area we serve in the U.S. mainland market. Centennial
    rarely allows for minor local exceptions to handset or rate plan offerings. In the current fiscal
    year, for example, Centennial has done so on only eleven occasions across all of its markets.
    19.
    As a general matter, Centennial targets customers who live, work and play in its footprint
    and does not seek to acquire customers who travel frequently outside its footprint. However,
    customers in the Company’s suburban and rural service areas are privy to advertising from
    nearby major cities, where there may be more carriers offering service. If those customers do not
    receive rates and plans from Centennial consistent with those offered in nearby cities, they will
    purchase service in those cities and make calls in their home CMAs on a roaming basis.
    20.
    In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Centennial determines the features and prices
    of each of its plans by taking account of all competing plans offered in those local areas, which
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    include unlimited plans and free incoming calls. Centennial faces strong competition from
    numerous other providers in Puerto Rico. In addition to AT&T, Claro, T-Mobile, Sprint and
    Open Mobile each offers unlimited plans. The U.S. Virgin Islands currently are served by
    Centennial, Innovative/VITELCO, Sprint and AT&T. T-Mobile has network service there, but
    currently does not sell plans to retail customers. Unlike in the U.S. mainland market, in Puerto
    Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Centennial offers unlimited island-wide plans, in addition to a
    national plan that allows customers to pay to roam in the mainland U.S. on an unlimited or per-
    minute basis. Centennial’s handsets and rate plans are set on an island-wide basis throughout
    Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, respectively.
    21.
    In addition to its wireless business, Centennial provides fiber broadband services to
    business and, to a lesser extent, residential subscribers as a CLEC in Puerto Rico. Those services
    include the provision of voice, data and Internet solutions. In Puerto Rico, Centennial competes
    primarily against the much larger incumbent wireline carrier, TELPRI, as well as WorldNet, a
    privately-held company that has deployed a soft switch and owns data switches for carrying IP
    traffic. Centennial also competes against an affiliate of the local electric power company,
    Prepa.net, which has deployed fiber facilities and has data switching capability to carry IP traffic.
    22.
    Centennial also competes primarily with the incumbent in Puerto Rico to provide
    wholesale services to carriers in Puerto Rico.
    23.
    There are currently five main undersea cables connecting Puerto Rico to the mainland
    United States: (1) the Emergia cable system; (2) ARCOS-1; (3) Americas-2; (4) GCN/Global
    Crossing MAC; and (5) Taino/Americas-1. Centennial owns or leases capacity on three of the
    five cables, with the exception of the Emergia and Americas-1 cables. Many of the largest
    telecommunications companies in the world have significant undersea capacity on these cables,
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    Talking Overlaping CMA

    I live in CMA 480 so Centennials CMA does over lap with Verizon's CMA network.

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    I live in CMA 480 so Centennials CMA does over lap with Verizon's CMA network.
    480 Michigan 9 - Cass RSA
    Michigan RSA #9 Limited partners

    let me know what you think :-)

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    HERE ARE 2 MAPS SHOWING CELLULAR A SIDE AND B SIDE I LOOKED AT THIS BEFORE TOO :-)

    http://www.cellularmaps.com/regions/great_lakes.shtml

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    Great information.... buit do you kind of feel like you're talking to yourself?



    (just kidding... I'm sure this info is useful)
    The Answerman - owner of the HTC Droid Incredible!!! And yes, we have achieved ROOT and NAND unlock!!!

    For generally helpful stuff like my SID finder, PRLs, and more of my rants and observations on the world in general, visit http://www.the-answerman.com.

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    I find all this info great...but I am still trying to catch up on reading. Thanks a lot though for all of you research.

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    Talking No Problem:-)

    I need someone who is good at Maps to look at the Cell A & B Sides and compare them with the FCC's CMA map., to see if anything beyond CMA 480 is overlapping.

    It seems that in Cellular Site "A" Map that there is AT&T spots that have converted already to Verizon such as CMA 177.. if thats the case since 480 and 177 lie right next to eachother, then i dunno about the overlapping issue. It could be part of it but not all of it. I still believe that the issue has to do with the towers and some company that is holding everything up. :-)

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