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!!
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.
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.
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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