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Old 10-27-2009   #21
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OK - here's an option. Jamming is illegal. Blocking a signal is legal. You can build structures materials that block the signal passively. Then you provide a path in (antennas and wires) for the provider you want. Slick.

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Old 10-27-2009   #22
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OK - here's an option. Jamming is illegal. Blocking a signal is legal. You can build structures materials that block the signal passively. Then you provide a path in (antennas and wires) for the provider you want. Slick.

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Interesting. So selectively allowing one carrier to work in the building and not others wouldn't constitute interference?
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I honestly do not see how this is promoting using Verizon. All it makes me want to do is avoid them. I won't give them my personal or business patronage after reading (and experiencing) this shit. Honestly all this does is piss me off and make me hate them. As if we don't already pay enough to even go to the game and support our team, now we have to get McNair's corporate sponsor for our every day cell usage as well, just so we can experience what every other Houstonian in the city with any provider they choose can? Really? Jeebus this burns my ass.
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I hate the signal in Reliant.

I always want to text people about the game or meet up with people and it is always so difficult.

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Interesting. Cell phone jamming is apparently illegal, although it isn't enforced. There is also some question to what cell phone jamming is. If you block 3G access but allow voice, is the phone jammed?

So: are they or aren't they?

I haven't found much specific info on the web yet.
There is a neighborhood in San Antinio that is jammed by the military and the people have to use landlines for all calls.
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Interesting. Cell phone jamming is apparently illegal, although it isn't enforced. There is also some question to what cell phone jamming is. If you block 3G access but allow voice, is the phone jammed?

So: are they or aren't they?

I haven't found much specific info on the web yet.
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It may not be actual blocking. It may be that the only company allowed to put a relay tower within the stadium is Verizon. In a virtually enclosed tall metal and concrete structure, that could easily explain why owners of other carrier cell phones have varying degree though across the board poor or nonexistent service (but decent outside perimeter of the stadium reception).
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I have NEVER been able to get any sort of AT&T service in or around Reliant. No texts, no calls, no 3G...nothin'. So frustrating.
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I have a feeling that this is something new because I know that I have used my AT&T phone at Reliant in previous years. However, this year, I haven't been able to get any service. I switched phones this year, but not providers.
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I've had T-Mobile since before 2002. I've never been able to get service inside the stadium. It really sucks. :/
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I have a feeling that this is something new because I know that I have used my AT&T phone at Reliant in previous years. However, this year, I haven't been able to get any service. I switched phones this year, but not providers.
Maybe I just had a crappy phone in years past. That's a possibility.
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perhaps the local hub is just maxed out with so many people using their phones at the same time in the same area?
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I have had issues with AT&T there since I switched to the iPhone, but that is my own fault being an Apple guy since the IIe.
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perhaps the local hub is just maxed out with so many people using their phones at the same time in the same area?
It stopped at 11:50 when I entered the stadium and started when I walked out after the game. The load wasn't that different.

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I have a neighbor who is a telecom exec. I'll ask him. I should have thought of that last night.
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I have NEVER been able to get any sort of AT&T service in or around Reliant. No texts, no calls, no 3G...nothin'. So frustrating.
Hmmm. I am always able to use my At&t phone in Reliant for calls, text, and internet. Now when I try to send mms it takes longer.
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Did some deep digging. This is the system installed at Reliant.

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The Alltel Stadium, located in Jacksonville Florida and home to the Jacksonville Jaguars , is considered one of the most modern and best-equipped in the world. The stadium is the latest in hundreds of structures in which MobileAccess has successfully installed in-building wireless networks. In addition to the Alltel venue, over the past year Mobile Access has installed a similar network at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.


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She explained that the MobileAccess broadband network supports both wireless voice and data applications. Instead of installing WiFi access points in drop ceilings, MobileAccess clusters them in telecommunications closets and amplifies the signal, sending it out to passive antennas that radiate the signal throughout a building. "The same effective power, and therefore bandwidth, that existed when the access point was in the ceiling now exists where the antennas are," she told the Post.

The MobileAccess service is modular, so companies can add or subtract features as their needs dictate. "We've found that one of the major factors in evaluating this type of equipment, and where we think we're uniquely positioned, is [companies] want to make sure that not only the cellular, but also the WiFi and WiMax applications that may become available, can be added to the system," she said.


This modular system is obviously very "versatile" and open to easy manipulation.
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