Can you believe no Verizon Wireless/Internet service in Lewiston?
by Roger Christian,posted Aug 22 2010 6:57AM
Now I want to preface this...it has nothing to do with the WONDERFUL Barton Hill Hotel & Spa and my wireless/inter net service provider Verizon (who has always been there for me 99.9999% anywhere in the world), but Saturday night I was the performing DJ at the reception of Jim and Shelly at the Lewist0n Hotel almost on the shore of the Niagara River on Center Street. As I always do, I connect my Verizon Wireless "air-card" to my computer to get inter net access in case I have to download a song that I might not have brought with me to play at the reception. It just so happens that the proximity of the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa is in a location where there is NO Verizon wireless service, whether it be in a location that is in a deep valley or because of Rogers Communications signals off the CN Tower in Toronto (who I believe doesn't like Verizon), there is just NO service (even after the Hotel's computer guru's tried to help me connect with their internal network...no luck). Can you believe in this day and age of instant "technology anywhere"...you're completely cut-off from the entire world of phone/internet service for Verizon customers...and believe me it was other guests of the hotel who had Verizon that couldn't connect either...they had to use a good old "land line" to make phone calls!