You'll never bad mouth AT&T again after this video.

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  1. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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  2. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    yeah I saw that on Gizmodo this morning...1700 feet is a long climb...the really dangerous part seems to be when they have to go ALL the way to the very top outside of the caged ladder....and those guys don't make that much!
     
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    I'm sure people will still bad mouth but... :eek:

    I'd never make it anywhere close to the top of that tower...

    I'm actually pretty surprised they don't have something to keep them roped on most of the way. Even a rope or something on the tower with things that jutted out and upward... so as they climbed their rope would go up with them but if they fell it would catch on one of the things jutting out...
     
  4. Smtevo macrumors 6502

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    wow is all I have to say....mad props go out to those guys. I was under the impression that they make some nice money though (well deserved).
     
  5. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    awesome now throw up another 500 towers ....



    (just not in my backyard) :D
     
  6. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    Just FYI, the operators tend to hire these guys ("riggers" or "towerjacks"), the employees of the operators don't climb towers very often, if ever. Too much liability and skill involved.

    Awesome video! Made my hands sweat just watching!
     
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    Yes, this definitely confirms.. I'm afraid of heights.
     
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    Or maybe a parachute strapped to their backs in case they fall...........
     
  11. ratbatblue macrumors 6502

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    Check out some documentary stuff sometime on the bridge and dam builders, too. There is a certain breed of human being that gets into this stuff and is very good at it. As I used to say (still do, actually, but not in uniform anymore) about the incredibly brave guys in the Infantry...thank God they're around.
     
  12. calvy macrumors 65816

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    I posted this video to facebook last night after seeing it on fark.com. I don't see why it would change anyone's opinion of AT&T's service. But amazing video, and these guys have balls of steel.
     
  13. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    Just FYI, the operators tend to hire these guys ("riggers" or "towerjacks"), the employees of the operators don't climb towers very often, if ever. Too much liability and skill involved.

    Awesome video! Made my hands sweat just watching!
     
  14. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    It does take a certain kind of person to be able to do a job like that. I sure as hell couldn't. I bet they get paid handsomely but they sure do deserve it! Great video.
     
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    That is absolutely INSANE!!!! That's all I can say.
     
  16. mokeiko macrumors 6502

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    +1

    My hands were sweating as well.

    mokeiko
     
  17. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. I got really dizzy as well. X_X
     
  18. elppa macrumors 68040

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    The best line is when the narrator says:
    “Now we've reached the base of the antenna, from here it's just another 60ft to the top.”

    60ft is quite high enough for me thank you very much.
     
  19. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Neat video. Though really, if you come off the tower the only difference between 1700 feet and 70 feet is how deep a crater you make.
     
  20. suade8880 macrumors member

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    You think that's bad but climbing up on top is only less than one half of the battle. Climbing back down is when its get's critical. Not only that you will be looking down thousands of feet the rest away but you will also be relying your feet that can't grab like your hands to progress each move. Don't slip...:(
     
  21. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    FYI... that particular tower in the video is a broadcast tower, not a cell tower
     
  22. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    My question is how did they build the damn thing?
     
  23. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    hahahaha, touche!! Same here!!
     
  24. nelly29 macrumors member

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    Money is great.......but I don't need it that bad :eek:

    I get scared changing my christmas lights :)
     

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