June 16, 2009
June 17, 2009
Odd. I've never had a problem with cell coverage anywhere in Venice. If I did I would probably just change carriers. If we do have to have a new cell tower, for people who can't be bothered to just change carriers, then I'm with Shane on killing two birds with one stone and building just one ugly cellular zipline tower rather than several ugly towers all over the place.
June 17, 2009
AT&T is non existent at Rose and Ocean Front Walk, I don't have problems anywhere else.
But hasn't AT&T pretty much always been the suck? Why not just change carriers?
I was TMobile until iPhone came out, now I am out of contract and will decide when the next gen phones come out.
September 2, 2010
I live very near the proposed site and when I had an iPhone on ATT, I could not get 3G coverage, which is weird because they have a large store on Lincoln and it always worked there, not 3 blocks away. I switched carriers and all is well but I'd guess others in the area did as well, hence their desire to boost their signal here. From what I've seen, they could have done this under cover of darkness and nobody would have ever noticed.
April 13, 2012
If you stop into an ATT store and complain about your signal at your house they will give you a free micro cell that routes your calls through your wifi connection – problem solved. My biggest pain with ATT is that there is no coverage in any buildings West of main – my guess is that it's a combination of the angle from the tower and the composition of the buildings – neither of which will be helped much by a new tower. I'm not against better reception – but if it was next to my house I might be worried about potential effects of long term exposure to the high power signals – remember when people thought smoking was cool…
September 2, 2010
If you stop into an ATT store and complain about your signal at your house they will give you a free micro cell that routes your calls through your wifi connection – problem solved.
That's new. I asked for something along those lines and was laughed at by ATT tech. I guess enough people bailed on their 3G service to make that possible.
From the Triangle Update:
The Washington Blvd “No-Cell-Tower” group won their appeal at the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (WLAPC) Wednesday. The WLAPC decision is non-appealable. If they want to fight, they would have to file a lawsuit according to Agnes Huff, one of the organizers.
AT&T was granted the right to build a tower at 737 Washington Blvd by Los Angeles Planning Department last year. A group of neighbors centering around Washington Blvd, headed by Agnes Huff and Mark Shockley, decided to appeal the planning decision.
The Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) at their meet Tuesday voted to recommend that there be a moratorium on all cell towers in Venice until there is further study to develop a cooperative solution.
“It was magic,” wrote Agnes. “This effort was a community quilt – each of us responsible for just one square to complete it and last night, we saw that everyone had a square, each important – that when woven together, covered every aspect of our community voice. Everyone in the community deserves a heartfelt thanks and recognition that without all of us together, we would not have been able to prevent AT&T from installing a cell tower by our houses.
“The consultant, Ted Kreines of Kreines & Kreines was invaluable. Without Ted's report and providing us with solid evidence, we would not have had a good chance to prevail.
“What gave me a lot of hope was a link supplied by Maria Shen of Marr. This should give all cell fighters hope.” http://www.celltowerdangers.or…..owers.html