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    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!!




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    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

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



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    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

    Yeah, I had issues with this too.



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    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

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



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    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.



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    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.


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    Re: Verizon cell phone coverage at Jack Trice

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



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.


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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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



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