Keyser
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March 5th, 2012 at 2:46:29 PM permalink
Regarding the Bellagio in LV:

I stayed there back during the Super Bowl, and my cellphone reception was BLOCKED! In the past, my cellphone reception has always been great, but starting back during the Super Bowl, the cellphone reception was suddenly blocked- everywhere on the casino floor! At the time, I thought that it was just because of the crowds, but on a recent trip this past week, I encountered the same blocked reception on the gaming floor!

I'm the kind of person that must always remain in cellphone contact with various business associates as well as family members with health concerns. This latest move by the Bellagio to evidently block cellphone signals means that I can no longer gamble within their casino. I must also say that there is a chance that the blocked signal could be because could be resulting from all of the new construction, but either way it's no longer a save place for me to play. In talking with others in the casino, they too have complained that they simply can not get reception on the gaming floor.

Surely the pinheads in surveillance aren't doing something stupid, that could put them in the middle of a lawsuit. I would expect something like this from the pinheads at Caesars, but not the Bellagio.

If your in LV to gamble, and you need to remain in contact with others, then you'll need to steer clear of the Bellagio.

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March 5th, 2012 at 3:03:47 PM permalink
Who's your carrier? I never had a problem with Verizon. I have had a problem in Caesar's, but I don't think that it was intentional on the part of the casino, I think it's the usual dropped spot.
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March 5th, 2012 at 3:06:13 PM permalink
I'm quite sure I've used my cell phone at the Bellagio. Cell phone reception in Vegas casinos is generally pretty poor. Some are worse than others. That would make for a good survey of the average number of bars in each casino.
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March 5th, 2012 at 3:27:16 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I'm quite sure I've used my cell phone at the Bellagio. Cell phone reception in Vegas casinos is generally pretty poor. Some are worse than others. That would make for a good survey of the average number of bars in each casino.



Wizard, he said "recently", which indicates a change. I've never had a problem there either, but I haven't been there since November. I'll withhold opinion until I know more. Maybe he has a new phone with a different antenna, I don't know.
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March 5th, 2012 at 3:33:11 PM permalink
I noticed some weirdness at The M as well. I'd be laying in bed enjoying 4G, then it'd dip to 3G, then to 1X, then nothing at all. Up down, back and forth, and I never moved, I was just laying in bed looking at the phone propped up on the table.
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March 5th, 2012 at 3:59:48 PM permalink
I was there the week BEFORE the Super Bowl and had no problems (Verizon).

I will be there again in a few weeks......
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Keyser
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March 5th, 2012 at 4:39:15 PM permalink
The problems started in Feb. Before then my Sprint Cell connection was fantastic. Now it is blocked.
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March 5th, 2012 at 5:43:22 PM permalink
I was there the week of the SuperBowl but left the Thursday before. My Verizon phone worked fine then. I will be back the beginning of May so it will be interesting to see if it works.
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March 5th, 2012 at 6:13:53 PM permalink
It could be the band used by your carrier, or the placement of cel towers.

I used to have two cel phones (company owned and my own). In my house, one worked well and the other was spotty. I only have one now.
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March 5th, 2012 at 6:57:07 PM permalink
They would be bringing massive FCC fines upon themselves if they were really blocking signals. I also see zero reason why they would even want to do this. It is possible they have changed the coverage within the casinos. Saying it is blocked with no proof though is a little strong.


FWIW, I wish companies could apply for a license to block cell phones though. I sure would be nice to have them in theaters.

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