08-10-2011, 01:43 AM
| | Re: Verizon cell via internet
"David Arnstein" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have a problem with Verizon cell service, but only when I am at home.
> I have a very strong signal 24x7, yet incoming calls often do not
> complete. They go straight to voicemail.
> After many years of experience and four different handset designs, I
> believe that my issue is an overloaded tower. I live near I-880 and so
> I am probably served by one of the towers that line that freeway. I can
> see one right at "my" freeway exit. I know that a lot of drivers on "my"
> freeway talk on their cell phones and crash into each other.
> I am going to ask Verizon if I can have a device that routes cell phone
> traffic through my broadband internet service provider. I get very good
> service from Comcast, and I would like to take advantage of that. I am
> thinking of a tiny cell phone "tower" with an ethernet port on it, which
> I could park on a bookshelf at home.
> Has anyone here attempted this? I am hoping that I can complain in such
> a way that Verizon will subsidize the cost of the required equipment.
> What phone number should I call, and what words should I use?
Have? No. However, they'll SELL you one.