ATT towers

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  1. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    anyone knows if there is a way to find out the physical location of ATT towers? I can not see any near by my house and teh reception is bad!
    thanks
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    I don't think that AT&T publihes that information anywhere. If you don't know where the towers are in your area, I would suggest you ask around. It may be in a position where you are blocked by some sort of obstruction.
     
  3. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T doesn't have any towers, they lease space on towers.* Really hard to miss a cell tower, even the camo ones :p
    Something about a object sticking 100~+ feet into the air with 2-5 antenna arrays on it.
    This site MIGHT be able to help you; http://www.cellreception.com/

    Check out; http://gallery.wirelessadvisor.com/ to see what they look like and you might even find one in your home town:D


    * They may own a tower or 2 here and there but those are rare i'd guess. Reason I say that is due to lawsuits and maint. costs.
     
  4. alejovh1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know how they look like :mad:
    I just can find any within a one mile radius
     
  5. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    I live .5 miles between 3 cell towers and get crap reception in my house. I walk out side the house a bam 5 bars. 2 steps in the door and 2 bars. Damn 1950s lead paint :p

    Seriously RF is a strange creature, most people aren't into to it enough to care but its fun reading to see just what can wreck a rf signal.
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Depends on where you live. :)

    Lots of churches rent steeple space for hidden antenna. Pays the bills.

    Not all cell sites are tall towers. In cities with lots of tall buildings, they're actually the minority type. In Manhattan, for example, there can be a dozen short towers on top of buildings nearby you, and scores of towerless antennas on corners etc.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Here's a pic of a more rural AT&T tower in the Boston, MA area (Chelmsford, MA) and a couple of pics from downtown Boston, MA:
     

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  8. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Would this be considered an AT&T-owned tower?

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    It's literally like a hundred feet from my house, and would explain why I get such a good signal :D
     
  9. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Yes, AT&T does actually own towers. :rolleyes:
    Here in AZ, they own a lot of them.
    They only lease space IF there is an existing tower in a location they need to service.
    They do lease space on T-Mobile towers here in AZ and T-Mobile leases space on AT&T towers.

    T-Mobile uses a lot of those Palm Tree camo towers out here.
     
  10. dcopelandia macrumors newbie

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    ATT Towers

    I went to an att site that i found and it let me register for the site. I then was able to download an Excel spread sheet that lsted all of the towers in an area. A small Sample

    All AT&T Towers
    Site ID Site Name Address City
    94148 SWITCH NODE BUILDING 969-B FIRST STREET FT. RICHARDSON
    93961 FT GREELY MP 257.5 RICHARDSON HWY DELTA JUCTION
    94032 SETTLERS BAY 5901 SOUTH KNIK-GOOSE BAY ROAD WASILLA
    94034 SHEEP CREEK 165 E HIDDEN HILLS ROAD WILLOW
    36574 ACTON / ST. THOMAS 2874 ACTON ROAD BIRMINGHAM
    36634 APPLE VALLEY 42 WESTCHESTER DRIVE BIRMINGHAM
    36657 SULPHUR SPRINGS 71 WIDOW HILL ROAD HAYDEN
    36670 CHILTON 4163 COUNTY ROAD 151 CALERA
    36674 VALLEYDALE ROAD 2494 VALLEYDALE ROAD BIRMINGHAM
    36677 SUMMER PLACE ESTATES 5564 CAHABA VALLEY ROAD BIRMINGHAM
    64475 ARSENAL.GSM 3686 MADKIN MOUNTAIN SERVICE ROAD REDSTONE ARSENAL
    64513 ELKMONT 24826 HIGHWAY 127 ELKMONT
    60291 WILDWOOD.GSM 1138 COLUMBIANA RD HOMEWOOD
    60300 BIRMINGPORT.GSM 7279 WILLIAM HOWTONS ROAD MULGA
    60311 FOREST PARK 609 35TH ST S BIRMINGHAM
    60321 EASTWOOD.GSM 5501 OPORTO-MADRID BOULEVARD SOUTH BIRMINGHAM
    60327 COLONNADE.GSM 3995 HWY 280 SOUTH BIRMINGHAM
    60369 SPRING GAP.GSM 2709 WILSON ROAD BIRMINGHAM
    60250 CAHABA HEIGHTS 3215 WOODHAVEN DR BIRMINGHAM
    48489 NORTH DAVIS ROAD 10446 NORTH DAVIS ROAD COTTONDALE
    36883 RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 190 STONEWAY TRAIL MADISON
    41591 SPORTS COMPLEX 1649 RAY THORINGTON ROAD MONTGOMERY
    36839 74TH STREET 7505 OLD GREENSBORO ROAD TUSCALOOSA
    78923 CORDOVA 196 HILL STREET CORDOVA
    48488 HOPEWELL ROAD 18506 HOPEWELL ROAD VANCE
    78927 OAK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL.GSM 5476 CALDWELL MILL ROAD PELHAM
    83427 PARRISH 6350 HIGHWAY 269 SOUTH PARRISH
    79256 MOSCOW 33575 ALABAMA HIGHWAY 28 DEMOPOLIS
    83433 VESTAVIA-BROOK 2764 ROCKY RIDGE ROAD BIRMINGHAM
    78921 NAUVOO 7719 HIGHWAY 195 JASPER
    78924 COUNTRY CLUB HIGHWAY 195 JASPER
    78925 EAST TARRANT 1625 CARSON ROAD BIRMINGHAM
    78926 NEW CASTLE ROAD.GSM 4551 NEW CASTLE ROAD GARDENDALE
    78928 SANDERS 11413 HIGHWAY 78 JASPER
    78929 BRASIER GAP.GSM 3000 EAGLE POINT CORPORATE DRIVE BIRMINGHAM
    78914 KEYSTONE 3301 HIGHWAY 31 SOUTH PELHAM
    79005 GORDON 364 COUNTY 81 ROAD GORDON
    79089 GREENHILL 408 COUNTY ROAD 364 KILLEN






    Now this is not all mid just the first 20 lines.
     
  11. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    AT&T towers(old ones) are big huge towers...the new ones(i think starting 2004 or something) are like literally 3 feet tall, and like 2 feet wide, its like a box, i had on RIGHT next to my old neighborhood, but since it was higher than my actual neighborhood, i didnt really get great service...since AT&T towers only transmit to levels above there towers
     
  12. mwchris macrumors regular

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    I would suggest you study up on how radio frequency waves work. ALL towers are located in HIGH locations in order to increase their signal coverage over a wider area (It also raises the ground plane). Radio frequencies do not only move one way, and can not be set to move in one direction. While certain types of antennas (directional) may receive signals better when pointed directly at the transmitter, this is not the type of antenna used in communication towers - they will be using OMNI-Directional antennas, meaning they can broadcast and receive from virtually any direction.

    A "tower" could be small in size, what matters is the amplifier that is connected to it located on the ground.

    General rules:
    1. The larger the antenna the greater the transmit/receive distance will be (Think about that the next time you buy a phone...another general rule, triple your antenna size and you double your transmit/reception abilities.)
    2. The higher a tower is the greater distance it can broadcast/receive signals using lower power levels.
    3. A lower elevated tower could achieve similar transmit results of a higher tower by using significantly higher amount of power, BUT would not have the same reception results. (Read: you could hear someone talk on the phone, but they couldn't hear you.)
     
  13. lmontee macrumors newbie

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    Tower locations

    AT&T owns thousands of towers. Go to AT&T Towers or AT&T Tower locations and you can find all of the AT&T tower locations.
     

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