In the interest of “Full” disclosure and transparency, I retired from AT&T. So my views are biased, only because I have never, never ever received a “dead” land-line dial tone when picking up the receiver at home, unlike my AT&T cell phone service — i.e. dropped calls.
I’ll explain later.
Since AT&T’s inception, their business plan, network strategy, shareholder responsibility and profitability is has been built on the very concept of reliability. And, I might add, this has extended internationally as well.
After divestiture, more commonly known as the breakup of the Bell System, and as a direct result of this, I assisted in closing down an AT&T division located in Sunnyvale, California. Knowing the writing was on the wall; I applied for and was accepted by a company called ROLM Systems.
ROLM Systems was the telecommunications division of IBM specializing in BPX equipment and voicemail.
With ROLM Systems, the problem was that their network seemed to go down or “dead” all the time, and this would severely impact my customer base.
Well, I would bitterly complaint about this to my management, saying, I never experienced this problem with AT&T!! Needless to say, my management was not too pleased with me.
Which leads us to the present, and I’ll stop babbling. AT&T cell phone reception is horrible and I have complained about this, time and time again, with no resulting improvement in performance.
So, guess what? They’re wanting to place a tower in your neighborhood!, And judging by the community meeting attendance last night, where the installation is planned and–of all places — on the top of St. Albert the Great Church, located on 1095 Channing Ave.
On whose side do you think God is on? The church or AT&T? Same idea, during all cell or territory wars, past and present.
As history reflects, one side would claim God is with them and the other side likewise. The battle lines were clearly drawn last night. The opposition and strong comments expressed in this planned cell-tower-of-babble meeting got heated at times. An almost religious revolt.
I was experimenting with new filming software technology that allows broadcasting or to “stream live” directly to Paloaltofreepress.com. Unfortunately, I was only able to pick up audio portions with limited video. See latest video from main page then click menu.
Since I’m running this new technology on AT&T’s network — well, as you might have guessed — it was limited, and at time was reception the culprit.
This controversy is far from being over, and there is going to be much-continued babbling based on the reception, or lack of reception, received at last nights community meeting. So, stayed tuned to this site, “Your community, Your Voice”.