Why Are Carriers Turning Off Good Coverage In Areas?

We have an active database of cell phone customers who used to have good coverage for years and now suddenly have no coverage.

This can be a factor of a carrier not having enough people in an area to maintain a cell phone tower. It can also be a factor of a wireless carrier turning off 2G in an area in favor of 4G LTE spectrum.  Its a big problem for hundreds of thousands of people.  What can you do about it?  Will the carrier listen?  Please give us your feedback below.

If you would like to find these problem locations please search our description field for the following terms. "years" and "now" and these locations will be highlighted on the map.  

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New York Gets Fast Free Wifi 

LinkNYC's free Wi-Fi could threaten cellular carriers with Passpoint roaming, speedy connections. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint launched in 2012 as an industry-wide solution to streamline network access in hotspots and eliminate the need for users to find and authenticate a network each time they connect.  Carriers should feel threatened as dropped calls and call quality continues to decline as carriers continue to favor wireless speeds over connection quality and reliability.

According to a handful of testers, Wifi is lightning fast connection speeds at 70 Mbps or higher. LinkNYC promised to deploy over 7,500 free, ad-supported Wi-Fi hotspots across the city's five boroughs over the next several years. Each kiosk will have USB ports for charging phones.

Four companies built LinkNYC: Qualcomm, the chip designer Comark, which builds the physical kiosks; Titan, a display advertising firm; and Control Group, which was the company leading the strategy for the effort. In June, Google’s Sidewalk Labs subsidiary was a investor in the move that resulted in Titan and Control Group merging to become Intersection.

The five-borough LinkNYC network, which will be funded through advertising revenues, will be built at no cost to taxpayers and will generate more than $500 million in revenue for the City over the first 12 years.

What Does A Public Works & Utility Service Vehicles Deal With Mobile Dead Zones? 

Gas, phone, water, road & electric utility companies are more dependent than ever on mobile communications with their home office.  From scheduling appointments, to ordering equipment to emergency services.  Communication is critical to solve problems quickly.  

What does a public utility truck do when they don't have service?  Can they prepare ahead of time to know if a particular service area is not going to have good cell phone service?  

It has been suggested by a public utility in California that there is a need to help their service people prepare before going into the field.  All public utility vehicles take work into the field and are heavily reliant on mobile platforms to perform that work.  Everyone knows of the dead spots so why not prepare by sharing these locations with us on a map.  Currently most utility workers rely on local knowledge and don't have a map system for this knowledge.  

We are willing to share this information back with you for your mapping GIS solutions.  Send us your notorious dead zones and we will post the data directly to the map.  Most of public utility agencies use ESRI and our data can fit right into these mapping systems.  

Here is a snapshot of our Twitter Analytics demographics Notice the carriers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint. T-Mobile, Vodafone. O2, Orange. 

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