Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 40
  1. #1
    Starter
    Points: 12,346, Level: 33
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 304
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    cycloner29's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    763
    Points
    12,346
    Level
    33
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 39
    Given: 21

    Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    Anyone else have problems with getting cell phone signal yesterday with Verizon? Sorry if someone else posted. Wife's car needed a jump start and absolutely no cell phone signal to get a hold of anyone. I had to get my son and his buddy to the WWE event at Wells Fargo so I missed the the last 8 minutes of the game. I drove to the north part of Ames nothing. I get on I-35 about a mile south of the 30/35 interchange and all of the sudden a 4G signal!! Just got a new cell phone a couple of weeks ago. Wife has Samsung stratosphere and I have the Galaxy Nexus. I have a plan through work and she has a family plan. She was complaining about no signal either. Everygame it is cell phone reception hell!!




  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 38,099, Level: 60
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 951
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    CycloneNorth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    2,117
    Points
    38,099
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 13

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    My roomate has Verizon and he was running into the same problems.



  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 26,372, Level: 49
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 178
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Sloup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    1,188
    Points
    26,372
    Level
    49
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    Yeah, I had issues with this too.



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 29,961, Level: 53
    Level completed: 20%, Points required for next Level: 889
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,088
    Points
    29,961
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 104

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    This was a problem when I was on campus in 2005. Nothing new.



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 81,936, Level: 88
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 14
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,835
    Points
    81,936
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 91
    Given: 0

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    I had full signal yet couldn't get it to send and receive data. It seems they improved the tower situation, but there were just too many people using those towers.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 452,628, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,720
    Points
    452,628
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 266
    Given: 37

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    Probably has nothing to do with 75,000 people in a few sq miles all using their cell phones.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  7. #7
    Starter
    Points: 11,679, Level: 32
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 271
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somewhere on Hwy 30
    Posts
    685
    Points
    11,679
    Level
    32
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 5

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    I was able to send one text. Numerous fails. No calls went through.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 118,989, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUAlum2002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    15,578
    Points
    118,989
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 83
    Given: 95

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    I just go to every game now with the assumption that I will not have signal from Sprint. I will occasionally be able to get some data connection while I'm in the stadium, but it is only when the game is actually being played. During timeouts and halftime....don't even bother.

    One of the carriers will occasionally bring up a temporary cell tower to boost the signal and capacity, but I didn't see one yesterday and I'm not sure which carrier does it. Just too many people, too many smartphones trying to pull data, and very little additional capacity provided by the carriers.



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 31,316, Level: 54
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 634
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,862
    Points
    31,316
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 2

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    My phone was fine; was on 3G the entire time. My fiance has the same phone, but didn't have 3G when sitting next to me. I don't think it's a big deal, but I wonder if a portable tower could be set up on game weekends.



  10. #10
    Starter
    Points: 11,901, Level: 32
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 49
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Benny34's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    759
    Points
    11,901
    Level
    32
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    Verizon here. No texts the whole time but had 4g working fine for me. I emailed people instead of texting. Never tried to call.



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 34,557, Level: 57
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 893
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    bugs4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Story County
    Posts
    1,008
    Points
    34,557
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 65
    Given: 170

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    I have US Cellular and had poor, poor connectivity during the game. Saw a portable tower SE of Jack Trice, but it looks like the need more than one.


    "It's a jungle out there kiddies. Have a very fruitful day.
    J. Buffett

  12. #12
    Walk On
    Points: 5,331, Level: 21
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 219
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    mganzeveld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    142
    Points
    5,331
    Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 0

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    AT&T 3G wasn't any better. Had 2 or 3 bars on my iPad but there was no up or download. I'd shut it off and turn it back on to see if that helped. Had it working for 30 seconds a couple times but that was it between 11:30 and game time.



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 84,863, Level: 90
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 687
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    SC Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    2,337
    Points
    84,863
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 100

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    Didn't someone post on CF a few weeks back that they installed a temporary tower for gamedays? I really thought that would help the problem but apparently not.



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 127,005, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tim_redd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    7,396
    Points
    127,005
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 111
    Given: 51

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    Quote Originally Posted by Dopey View Post
    This was a problem when I was on campus in 2005. Nothing new.
    This.



  15. #15
    KFitzy87
    Guest

    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    Have US Cellular and couldn't use my 3G hardly at the game... Didn't really have a problem texting



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM