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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/02/2014 11:24 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/02/2014 11:24 AM
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Verizon Wireless Expands Network with Purchase of Golden State Cellular

Sonora, CA...Today, Verizon Wireless announced that is has purchased Golden State Cellular from Sierra Cellular, Inc. This expands the company’s footprint in East Central California, including Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa counties, as well as much of Yosemite National Park. Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $8.47 billion in its California network. Nationally, the company has invested more than $90 billion over that same period to increase the coverage and capacity of its network, and to add new services. Verizon Wireless introduced its 4G LTE network in California in 2010, and the company continues to build out its network to meet customer demand with new capacity and technologies....

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, twice the size geographically of any other 4G LTE network in the US.

· J.D. Power’s Network Quality Study, Vo. 1, ranked Verizon Wireless tops in all regions of the U.S., including the Western region. Release: http://tinyurl.com/mu3qhus

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Verizon Wireless Ranks Highest in Wireless Network Quality Performance in All Six Regions

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif: 6 March 2014 — The incidence of wireless network problems with data quality has declined, driven primarily by network upgrades and increased network capacity through an expansion of 4G service coverage, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance StudySM—Volume 1 released today.
KEY FINDINGS

Overall wireless network quality problem incidence is 12 problems per 100 (PP100) network connections. The overall incidence rate has been consistent since 2012.
Data quality has been the primary driver of the improvement in wireless network quality during the past three years. Total data quality problems have declined to 14 PP100 in 2014 from 19 PP100 in 2012.
Both data speed and connectivity improve this year. Issues related to slow mobile Web experiences have declined to 17 PP100 in 2014 from 21 PP100 in 2012, which is largely attributed to broader rollouts of 4G networks. Similarly, issues with email connections have declined to 5 PP100 from 7 PP100 during the same time frame.
Customers with 4G smartphones experience 3 PP100 fewer problems with data-related issues than those with smartphones operating on previous generation technology (3G). Customers using 4G smartphones experience 6 PP100 fewer problems with slow mobile Web, compared with 3G customers.
This increasingly positive experience with their network is translating into increased engagement for wireless customers. For example, 25 percent of customers using 4G smartphones say they “strongly agree” that they are committed to their carrier, compared with 20 percent of those using 3G smartphones who say the same.
Customers using faster, more efficient 4G networks are 14 percent more likely to recommend their wireless carrier than those using networks that have not yet been upgraded.

“While the performance of network data quality has improved, given the robust upgrade to 4G technology across the country, there is still performance disparity across user segments and type of devices,” said Kirk Parsons, senior director of wireless services at J.D. Power. “Based on the varying degree of consistency with overall network performance, it’s critical that wireless carriers continue to invest in improving both the call quality and especially the data connection-related issues that customers continue to experience as 4G service becomes even more prevalent.”

Now in its 12th year, the semiannual study evaluates wireless customers’ most recent usage activities in three areas that impact network performance: calling, messaging and data. Overall network performance is based on 10 problem areas that impact the customer experience: dropped calls; calls not connected; audio issues; failed/late voicemails; lost calls; text transmission failures; late text message notifications; Web connection errors; slow downloads; and email connection errors. Network performance issues are measured as problems per 100 (PP100) network connections, with a lower score reflecting fewer problems and better network performance. Carrier performance is examined in six geographic regions: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, North Central, Southwest and West.

The 2014 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study—Volume 1 is based on responses from 25,142 wireless customers. The study was fielded between July and December 2013.
- See more at: http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2014-us-wireless-network-quality-performance-study%E2%80%94volume-1#sthash.gsGzDW2R.dpuf


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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-06-02 11:35:37   By: Anonymous
 
Does anybody know if this will improve the performance of my Verizon 3G phone in Bear Valley, Arnold, Murphys & Angles Camp?

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    Re: The Spelling Otter
    Posted on: 2014-06-02 12:46:51   By: Anonymous
     
    It's "Angels".

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      Re: The Spelling Otter
      Posted on: 2014-06-02 13:00:38   By: Anonymous
       
      Oops, my bad, sorry.

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        Re: The Spelling Otter
        Posted on: 2014-06-02 13:10:02   By: Anonymous
         
        No problem, just part of the job.

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          Re: The Spelling Otter
          Posted on: 2014-06-02 13:52:43   By: Anonymous
           
          Somebody neeeeds a liiiife......

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            Re: The Spelling Otter
            Posted on: 2014-06-02 16:14:03   By: Anonymous
             
            Thnak You Teahcer !!

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              Re: The Spelling Otter
              Posted on: 2014-06-02 16:39:55   By: Anonymous
               
              Yes coverage will improve once Verizon adds and converts the existing GSC towers. No more Extended Network.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-06-02 11:38:54   By: Anonymous
 
I just want some 3G in Calaveras county so I can pretend like I'm not in the sticks when I'm on my phone.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-06-02 12:33:32   By: Anonymous
     
    hold your breath....I spoke with them over the weekend and they said they hope the connections will be stronger.The big question is where will the closest Verizon store be? It ill take a year,per the verizon rep,before we see any change..igh

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      Posted on: 2014-06-02 12:58:01   By: Anonymous
       
      All this time Golden State misled customers with false claims about their so called 3G network. They should really be brought into a class action suit by customers. So glad and hopeful that with Verizon now the carrier the real upgrades necessary to carry a real 3 & 4G network will be made.

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        Posted on: 2014-06-02 16:43:14   By: Anonymous
         
        Seeing how AT&T has already upgraded its network to LTE in Calaveras and Tuolumne Verizon will probably follow quickly and upgrade all current and future towers to the current standards to entice and retain subscribers.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-06-02 13:01:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Does this mean I will get a bar or two and not the message saying "Searching For Service" out of Murphys????

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Mandatory licensing.
Posted on: 2014-06-02 13:15:00   By: Anonymous
 
Anybody using a cellphone (radio) should be tested, like an Amateur radio Operator.
Sorry for being such a mean poopy-head, but it's just my opinion.

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    Re: Mandatory licensing.
    Posted on: 2014-06-02 13:56:29   By: Anonymous
     
    Right.....You probably also think colors shouldn't vote and still celebrate Armistice Day.

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      Re: Mandatory licensing.
      Posted on: 2014-06-02 16:15:55   By: Anonymous
       
      Tree hugger

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      Re: Mandatory licensing.
      Posted on: 2014-06-03 18:37:41   By: Anonymous
       
      What colors?

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