Micro Cell Towers

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Sunday, August 20, 2017, 09:46 (119 days ago)

I live at lot 61, Playa Blanca, next to the blue Hotel. My internet service here is marginal at best although the voice is OK but not great.

With ATT MX and my iphone ATT service the voice is OK but the internet is virtually non-existaent. My carrier coice for this phone is ATT MX only.

I also have an iphone with Verizon serve. I can set the Carrier to Automatic and it will search out of find three carriers: ATT, Telcel and something like 34g (can't tell for sure with my eyes. ATT won't connect, the other two seem to have the same level of signal strenty (2 or 3 bars). I can set the Carrier to Automatic and it will use one of these two carriers (Telcel or 34G).

My question is: Exactly how do micro towers work? To be more specific, are Micro Cell towers universal or must they be bought to work with a specific carrier, i.e., Telcel or 34G?

Micro Cell Towers

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Sunday, August 20, 2017, 12:21 (119 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Forgot to mention: When I lived in AZ my ATT service was bad in my area and I complained many ties. They finally gave me a Micro Cell Tower and it worked great with voice. I was not on their Personal Hot spot.

I didn't have Verizon there but got it after my daughter was here and had really good experience with it and the internet. And so did I at first but the past couple of weeks it has be real "iffy" almost unusable on some internet connections.

Maybe I need a Telcel micro cell tower to use Personal Hotspot on Verizon???????

Micro Cell Towers

by BL @, Sunday, August 20, 2017, 20:30 (118 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

My understanding is that your cell tower works with your service provider (each provider works within a certain frequency). Do you get Telmex service out there? I know they are converting to fiber optic in the area, not sure if they will in your area...

I would call Verizon and ask.

Micro Cell Towers

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Sunday, August 20, 2017, 21:22 (118 days ago) @ BL

I think there are 3 carriers out here Anyway that is what shows up when I do a CARRIER search on my iphone Verizon:

ATT-which has a signal so weak I can't get a connection on it.

3403 which gives me 3 bars out of 4 for strength and I can get a connection which is very slow, very, very slow and drops.

Telcel same as above


I have no idea who 6403 carrier is but think I will pay a visit to Telcel office to see if they have micro cell tower.

Note: My Verizon service is unlimited on everything. On my other iphone I get 10 gigs but what the heck, can't connect with it anyway.