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End of year freeze (Re: Y2k silly season)

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Mon Dec 27 17:29:19 1999

On Mon, 27 December 1999, Deepak Jain wrote:
> Speaking of telephone style networks. Has anyone noticed significant 
> degradation in their cell/pager coverage/performance over the last couple 
> of weeks? 

What type of degradation?  I haven't noticed any larger than normal problems.

Many carriers have a end of year freeze on network changes.  Although the
freeze has been planned for a long time, I notice it didn't stop sales
people from promising due dates during the freeze period.  If you are
expecting to see new service turned up on Dec 31, I don't think your
odds are very good.

Some of my friends at other carriers told me they had a big push to get a
lot of changes into their networks before December 23 to beat the freeze.