| | Re: AT&T Minimum Texting Plan Price Quadruples in One Year
On Tue, 23 Aug 2011 01:48:33 +0000 (UTC), Justin
>nospam wrote on [Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:12:02 -0400]:
>> In article <email@example.com>, SMS
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> >> And not to pick on Sprint's MVNOs too much, three of those places have
>>> >> no T-Mobile coverage, and two have no AT&T coverage. The T-Mobile
>>> >> acquisition would be good for coverage since with a combined network,
>>> >> only one of those areas would have no coverage at all.
>>> > those are rural areas where people rarely go, which is why there's not
>>> > much coverage there.
>>> But lots of people go through rural areas. Lots of people go to
>>> Yosemite, Kirkwood Ski area, & Glacier National Park, and lots of people
>>> drive up the coast through far northwestern California. I chose Hamburg,
>>> MN, only because some friends of mine live there (they are on T-Mobile)
>>> and they came on a trip up the Pacific Coast with us in July. It was
>>> very annoying to be calling them and often having the call go to voice
>>> mail because of the lack of T-Mobile coverage.
>> there are 300 million people in the usa. how many go to yosemite or
>> glacier every year out of those 300 million? it's not enough for at&t
>> and t-mobile to care.
>Glacier: 2216109 last year
>Yosemite: 3.5 million a year
Would it be safe to assume that those are visitor totals?
If so, how many are US citizens? I know when I go to a National Park
I'm much more likely to hear people speaking languages other than
Second, of the visitors who live in this country, how many are at&t
customers, or T-Mo customers, or even Sprint customers? A few
thousand? A hundred thousand? Not nearly enough for the carriers to