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Walter
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:16 pm    Post subject:

Great idea Michael. Just one comment for now. Is the dBm entry working? It does not seem to display anything right now on any entry. I've tried a couple different values so far and no luck and I do not see a value in any one else's entry. Minor bug in the code perhaps? Not a complaint, just trying to help out. Smile
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xenophon
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:47 am    Post subject:

Nice idea. No Alltel? I suppose they could be added under Sprint since they essentially share the same coverage now. Alltel does have significant unique coverage in several states though.
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Michael
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:19 am    Post subject:

Keep the ideas coming.

It looks like there is a bug in "dBm". If you enter as a positive number vs a negative, it will display correctly.

So for now, just enter the dBm as a positive number.
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xenophon
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject:

Couple suggestions...

- Bold the "Add To EVDO Maps" item.. or make it a front/center graphic. It's not clear how to add an entry.

- Post links to EVDO carrier maps as well since it will take a while to get a large number of entries.



BTW, both Sprint and Verizon now claim to cover over 200m population with EVDO. Alltel has been announcing a lot too lately. Verizon has been on a rollout rampage but Sprint/Alltel roam DO on each other while Verizon does not so that puts Sprint/Alltel in significant coverage lead in several states. In the end, just depends who has coverage where you need it.

http://powervision.sprint.com/mobilebroadband/plans/coverage.html
http://www.tmcnet.com/wifirevolution/articles/4538-verizon-wireless-invests-nearly-195m-michigan.htm


Sprint claimed to have RevA to over 75 million pops a couple weeks ago...
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070108006604&newsLang=en

Couldn't find Verizon RevA pop numbers. Anyone find anything?
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je46290
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:19 pm    Post subject: alltel also

I put down sprint because there was no alltel. I also tried to edit my posting because when I made it I was at work on hughesnet and I didnt have a link for speedtest. So edit would be a nice function.
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Michael
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject:

There is an edit field already in there, you can edit or delete any of your records added.

Just visit:

http://www.EVDOforums.com/evdo.php

and you will be able to edit/delete.
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Fox McCloud
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:31 pm    Post subject: a suggestion.

Might I recommend adding a "best results" feature?

-Best Download
-Best Upload
-Best Latency
-Best Overall Connection

It's just an idea.
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Michael
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:39 pm    Post subject:

Thanks, PLEASE keep the ideas coming - they are all appreciated!
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jackrodgers
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject:

Just for the heck of it I created a new Filemaker 8 database and a url field to store the png url. Then a one line script to open that in a web browser. Then a field to drag the png into to store it in Filemaker. It all worked.

So, now if I continue to have any interest in this I will add fields for date, location, etc. to identify what I did.

Now if I could just get the gps data...

Would any of this be useful for your project?

Update:

I played a bit with Filemaker 8.5 which has a new web browser in a Filemaker feature and elimited an external browser altogether. The graphic shows up in the little browser on the Filemaker layout.

Note that since I have the Developer version I can create a runtime version for people who don't have 8.5.
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lordmoto68
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject:

Dont forget Alltel ... They cover most of Mich.
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Bigdave
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject:

Alltel just don't never get no respect . . . . . Sad
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jackal
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:54 am    Post subject:

Love the idea and I hope it works out well.

ACS Alaska provides my EVDO service. Unfortunately, I can't contribute because ACS isn't listed as a provider. While I realize that Verizon and Sprint cover the majority of EVDO subscribers in the country, there are other providers (from Alltel on down) that would be worth including in the carrier choices. At the least, there should be an "Other" option where you can type in your own provider. (A list of worldwide EVDO providers, including ones in the U.S., is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EVDO#EV-DO_Service_Providers.)

A feature to post the location of cellular towers might be nice, too. I got confirmation from an ACS tech of where the two nearest EVDO towers are to me in Anchorage (the Dimond Center and the University Mall--I'm surprised they work decently even though both of those are several miles away from me).
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jackrodgers
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject:

Nice idea...

Just added Okeechobee and Dania Florida.

One feature you might add would be 3 popup selections for computer type, platform and card used.
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lordmoto68
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject:

I will 2nd the motion for "Other" ... Can put carrier in body somewhere
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carsoncity
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject:

I would suggest actually dropping Sprint and Verizon 1XRTT information. 1XRTT coverage is pretty comprehensive for both operators and adding it to EVDOmaps clutters the site.
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