Other Wireless Resources

Wireless Providers Website Links:

AT&T
Cricket
Nextel
Sprint
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless

Prepaid resellers:

Boost Mobile (uses Nextel network)
CallPlus (uses Cingular TDMA network)
TracFone Nationwide Prepaid Wireless (uses Verizon Wireless network)
Virgin Mobile (uses Sprint PCS network)


Other Wireless Information Links:

Similar websites for other areas:
Western U.S.:
Mountain Wireless – Comparisons of Western US Wireless carriers for most major metro areas – compare prices, coverage, features and more
British Columbia, Canada:
Ryans Wireless Info Site – Local and general information, mostly on CDMA carriers.
California:
SCVWireless – Santa Clarita Valley photos and maps of Cingular cell sites.
sfocellsite’s Home Page – Detailed Google maps of AT&T/Cingular cellsites in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Cingular cell IDs of The West Coast – Selected cell site ID numbers for Cingular CA/NV (mainly SF Bay Area, and Reno/Tahoe)
Cell Sites of Santa Cruz County – Detailed map and cell site pictures – outdated
Telecomm Sites in Davis California – Map and pictures of telecommunication sites in Davis, California
Florida:
Wireless-Florida – Florida wireless provider comparisons and discussion forums
Georgia:
SE Wireless Info/Atlanta Wireless Guide – Extensive comparison and coverage information for Atlanta metro area
Massachusetts:
cellulartower.com – Pete’s Boston Area Site for Digital Wireless Communications – mostly cell site pictures
New England:
Cell Service in New England – Price & Coverage Information for New Hampshire/New England wireless carriers
New England Cellular Sites :: Mike’s Cell Tower [Web] Site – A new website with lots of pictures and frequent updates.
New Jersey:
New Jersey Cell Sites – A new website showing a few cell sites with lots of location details (pictures and maps).
Ontario, Canada:
Steve’s Toronto Area Cellular/PCS Site Guide – Ontario, Canada Cell site Maps, Pictures, Phone Reviews & Wireless Info.
Oregon:
Cell Phone Information – Pacific Northwest – Carrier and technology information for Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
Pennsylvania:
Pennsylvania Tower Locations & Control Channels – Similar to this web site for areas of Pennsylvania
Virginia:

telebeans.org: Virginia telecom stuff – Pictures and technical information on telecommunications facilities around Virginia, lots of interesting links

Australia:
Stirling’s Page – Australia Cellsite Photos & Info.
New Zealand:
New Zealand Cell Sites – A new website with a few pictures, but lots of maps and cell site specific information.
United Kingdom:
Mike P’s UK GSM & UMTS pages – United Kingdom cell site photos and information
Andy’s Mobile Pages – United Kingdom cell site photos and information

Non-Commercial Informational Sites:
hearusnow.org: Wireless Services – The Consumers Union’s new informational website.
TK.COM – Wireless – Comprehensive website describing the Cellular/PCS and SMR band plans.
Cellular FAQs – Comprehensive information about cellular/PCS from the FCC
What you should know about wireless phone service (pdf document) – A brochure from the FCC
Cell Phone Facts – Consumer Information on Wireless Phones (Information Provided By: FDA and FCC)
Privateline.com – Comprehensive writings about wireless and telephone technologies
Cellular/PCS Spectrum License Databases & Maps – Information compiled by Andrew Shepherd
Cellular Discussion Groups (Via Google Groups) – Since discussion groups are not regulated – sometimes they have useful information and commentary, and sometimes they are profane.
Cell Phone Reviews and Free Cell Phone Information from Cell Phones.org – The latest cell phone and industry news, as well as carrier reviews.

Commercial Informational Sites:
CellCoverage.com – A website to report poor wireless cell coverage. Operated by a tower leasing company who is working with the wireless carriers to report and solve coverage problems.
How Cell Phones Work – From HowStuffWorks.com
Dead Cell Zones.com – List of some wireless dead zones in major metropolitan areas
Cell Phone Reception Search – Cell phone reception reports (good and bad) from user reports throughout the U.S.
HowardChui.com – Wireless Info. & Forums
WirelessAdvisor.com – Wireless Info. & Forums
Cell Phone Forums – Your Cell Phone Source – Wireless Info. & Forums
Phone Scoop – Wireless Phone Information
About Cellular Phones – Lots of links to information about buying cellular phones and plans
GeckoBeach: The Cellular Phone Resource Site – Canadian website
Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Cellular Phone Service at Epinions.com – Brief user opinions from areas all over the country
Tower Maps – Wireless Co-location Tower, Rooftop and Billboard Cell Site GIS and Maps – Comprehensive database of site lease information
SteelintheAir- Cell Tower Lease Consulting and Due Diligence – If you’ve been approached by a wireless or tower company, a good resource of information about leasing your property.
Nevada Microwave and Tower – A local tower and wireless contractor. Interesting, detailed photos of some of their installations.
ComSites West – A west coast company that owns, operates and manages wireless communication sites.
JC&C Wireless – A blog with information about AT&T plans and information by local retailer JC&C Wireless.
AntennaSearch.com – A web site that will scan various government databses for current and future tower and antenna location information based on user input, and display all results within an 8 mile radius on Google Maps.
Cell Tower Attorney – Provides legal services to landowners, both public and private regarding all legal issues involving cell tower leases.

Podcasts:

The Cell Phone Junkie – A weekly podcast covering cell phone news, devices, software are listener Q&A.

Mobility Today – A weekly podcast with a variety of guests covering the latest opinions on mobile news and devices.

T4 Show – A technology and wireless podcast covering a variety of topics and interviews with industry professionals.

Dialed In – CNET’s weekly wireless news and device podcast.

Please submit new resources or dead links below. Thank you for your participation.

2 Responses to “Other Wireless Resources”

  1. Jeff said,

    We are making push to gather dead zone information about where cell phones don’t work in Nevada. See our latest article and let us know if you can help spread the word.
    http://www.deadzones.com/2009/11/cell-phone-coverage-in-nevada.html

  2. Neal McLain said,

    Hi:

    My website UPRR POLE LINE – ROY UTAH is now back up:
    http://www.annsgarden.com/telecom/start.htm

    You used to link to it, but I took if offline for several months. It’s back now.

    Neal McLain

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