why is there no cell phone reception in Shirley

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Curious

Fitchburg, MA

#1 Feb 14, 2013
Does anyone know why there is no cell phone reception in the town of Shirley while the surrounding communities have excellent coverage? Am I the only person who notices this?
yea

Boston, MA

#2 Feb 20, 2013
Wondering the same thing.... Isn't there land somewhere in the town to put up an antenna?
In The Know

Princeton, NJ

#3 Mar 3, 2013
The town of Shirley cannot be bothered with someting as trivial as current technology in the 21st century. The town would rather keep its "rustic charm" and put its efforts into painting broken street lamps last fall (ie: the street lamps along the section of Main Street near Dunkin Donuts).Why fix something as easy as street lamps for safety sake when a fresh coat of paint can spruce things up? This rustic charm appeals to the slack-jawed and perpetually unemployed residents who greet you with a toothless smile and a vacant stare as they await their Section 8 vouchers.
local hero

Concord, MA

#4 Apr 3, 2013
Shirley used to be a nice town at one time many years ago but has degenerated into nothing more than a place for gypsies, vagabonds, the mentally ill and chronicallly unemployed to live. These denizens pay no taxes or make any meaningful contributions but the continue to sponge off of the system while an ineffective elected town officials allow the town to drift into financial ruin and make no effort to make any meaningful changes or plan. Sorry but this is about as good as it is gonna get
Devils Advocate

Gaithersburg, MD

#5 Apr 3, 2013
What's a cell phone?
CMH

Concord, MA

#6 Apr 28, 2013
Hey Hero, where are the gypsies? I haven't seen them.
I have seen many people who are NOT unemployed who still own houses here. It's more than just a dumping ground for people you look down on to live and sponge around. If you mean denizens in a derogatory way, and I do believe you do, then there's more wrong with you than there is those mentally ill people you're talking about. Where should they live, dear?
Lastly, a person's contributions, whoever they are and whatever they might be, aren't written off as meaningless because you think so. Talk to people. I'd like to talk to these gypsies, myself, if i can find them.
But wait, you're in Fitchburg. No, I wouldn't talk to anyone there, either. Fitchburg a nicer place to live than Shirley? Less mentally ill people about? Less vagabonds? And gosh, probably no drug addicts. Cool.
CMH

Concord, MA

#7 Apr 28, 2013
Oh, and yeah, what the heck as far as no cell service.. Anything but verizon (and even that's iffy) and you're out of luck.

I have noticed that surrounding towns spring my phone back into action. Weird.
CMH

Concord, MA

#8 Apr 28, 2013
Feelin a little slack jawed myself, it listed me as being in Ayer. So I take back the Fitchburg bit. I was really only upset about the mentally ill part. They are everywhere. I'm kind of one of them. And some of them, (not me) are very very nice, teeth or no teeth.
Just Wondering

Fitchburg, MA

#9 May 1, 2013
Just wondering what is the answer to the original question about the lack of cell phone service? Yeah Shirley has got its share of problems like every other place but can anyone explain the reason why nobody can make a cell phone call in Shirley?
Jtn

Hudson, MA

#10 May 1, 2013
Because of Shirley Wagner the witch
Advice

Fitchburg, MA

#11 May 1, 2013
Dial *228 on your cell phone to upgrade its roaming capabilities.
Curious

Fitchburg, MA

#12 May 5, 2013
Apparently nobody in the town of Shirley uaes a cell phone since the lack of reception does not seem an issue?
Yep

Leominster, MA

#13 May 5, 2013
Probably because it only takes a couple minutes to drive thru the town and every business is owned by people who might come off as....
Curious

Fitchburg, MA

#14 May 6, 2013
Come off as what?
CMH

Concord, MA

#15 May 6, 2013
it's an issue, hence this thread. if you live here, chances are you don't want to drive through town to make a call... i know i don't. going outside helps a little (something about the buildings/houses in this town?), but inevitably a train will go by. >:[ not sure what the business owners have to do with it, if anything. who runs a business with a cellphone instead of a landline?
Curious

Fitchburg, MA

#16 May 7, 2013
I agree but up to a point. I am not so much concerned about the local businesses as I am with your average person like you and me. For example, what if you or someone you love was hurt or in a car crash and had to make an emergency call? This is a serious issue and it seems that the solution is to ignore it. Pretty much everyone owns and uses a cell phone these days with very few exceptions. A cell phone is not just a convenience but rather it can be a lifesaver in an emergency. I would like to open up this discussion for a serious debate and see what answers can be had.
Been there done that

Baesweiler, Germany

#17 May 15, 2013
Curious wrote:
Does anyone know why there is no cell phone reception in the town of Shirley while the surrounding communities have excellent coverage? Am I the only person who notices this?
Because the sheeple in Shirley are too stupid to use a cell phone...
Renee

Framingham, MA

#18 May 15, 2013
As Jtn says lame it once head of the hysterical societ Shir the pearl
And

Fitchburg, MA

#19 May 23, 2013
So what do ppl do about no cell phone service? Legit question deserves legit answer
Jtn

Concord, MA

#20 May 23, 2013
And wrote:
So what do ppl do about no cell phone service? Legit question deserves legit answer
cause of former den Wagner

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