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    SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    Not sure if this belongs here, or in NS. Look at the bright side......it has noting to do with API. It does mention service issues at BDS, and how they are being addressed, so someone will probably want to read it.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefoot...service-112112
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    SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    Was at BDS! Didn't have a problem!
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    SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    I've also never had a problem at BDS. I get on FB, text, etc, and I have AT&T.
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    Re: SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    Probably overloaded the local tower.

    Especially if it happened at the end of the LSU game. Imagine how many pictures/videos/calls happened right then.
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    Re: SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    What did we ever do at games before cell phones. Oh wait...I remember. We watched the game!

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    Re: SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    Problems are related to volume of calls and text from the stadium. Before a big game... OK.
    It can become hit or miss during the game.
    I use Verizon and never have a problem.
    NOTE: I'm usually too busy watching the game to use my phone.
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    Re: SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    The service has gotten better this year at Bryant-Denny.
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    Re: SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    Quote Originally Posted by J4Bama View Post
    The service has gotten better this year at Bryant-Denny.
    +1. My wife and I both had no problems this year with ATT at BDS, which I will say this is the first year it was this way.
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    Re: SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    I was at the AM game, and cell phone service was bad. I have ATT, and it took like five minutes to send my brother a text message. I couldn't check mail or anything, and I had 3G. Wasn't that big of a deal, but a little frustrating.
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    Re: SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    AT&T service is horrible on gameday and is nonexistent inside the stadium. AT&T says every year that service is going to get better and it never does.

    The last game I was at was the A&M game and I was trying to text and look at scores and nothing. I left after the game headed back to bham and right before the Mercedes exit my phone lights up like a Christmas tree, getting hours of texts at once.

    So frustrating. Maybe Tuscaloosa AT&T will get LTE, but I doubt this will help.

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    SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    I don't buy the stories from people claiming to have AT&T and suffering no problems with their service on game days in BDS. Unless you only have games like WCU and WKU (and even that one was bad) as frames of reference, there is no way you can state that your cell service is at 100% in BDS with AT&T. Mine rarely works at all until I leave the stadium.

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    Re: SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    I don't blame the cell phone providers for not beefing up more. It's kind of ridiculous from a business perspective to add enough capacity, just around the stadium, to handle 100,000 more people than normal, for just six or seven days of the year. However, I'm sure some one will come up with a way to provide more capacity, on a temporary basis, as technology improves. In the meantime, watch the game and cheer, instead of texting your friends.

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    Re: SEC fans frustrated over cell service

    Quote Originally Posted by Im_on_dsp View Post
    I don't blame the cell phone providers for not beefing up more. It's kind of ridiculous from a business perspective to add enough capacity, just around the stadium, to handle 100,000 more people than normal, for just six or seven days of the year.
    Cell phone companies have mobile units that can provide extra capacity. They typically do this for very large events. Maybe 100,000 for ~6 hours isn't enough people to justify it but they definitely can do it anytime they want to.

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