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#16 IceBreakerG

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 22:28

There's tons of these things around here.  It's always funny to see though since they don't actually look much like a natural tree.  I also find it ironic how people complain about the lack of cell service or poor cell service but don't want to see a cell tower in their neighborhood.  Like someone above said, you can't have your phone without the tower.




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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:57

The 3rd picture doesn't even look like a tree, it looks like a pole with a big pineapple on top of it. :p



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:14

Which brings us to:

 

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:37

Been doing this for years in Australia.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:02

Why is this news? We've been using them in the UK for many many years.  We also use things like street signs and other "street furniture" to disguise the cell towers.

 

Same here - middle of the round-a-bout there is usually a single pole with four or three street lights of it with what amounts to a lolly pop sitting on top which is cell tower. Most people don't know what they are until you actually point out that they're a mobile cell phone tower. Cell towers these days are pretty much blend into the background when compared to the old school ones that would stand out like a sore thumb. Another thing to consider is that many mobile vendors are using microcell sites as well in built up areas which don't have the amount of red tape associated with them.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 15:48

Pretty neat idea. We'll probably get them around here in 30 or 40 years.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 21:59

Cool.. would be interesting to see them use actual trees. 



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 22:02

Pretty neat idea. We'll probably get them around here in 30 or 40 years.

Yup +1 for Honduras, Central America.

 

Neat idea, I guess from up close it's pretty obvious. Also, wonder what impact these have on birds as more than one will probably end up nesting on 'em.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 22:05

 You can't have one without the other...

Sure you can.  
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#25 Tuishimi

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 22:21

They are all over the place here, in Phoenix.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 22:47

There are a couple in the UK (I work for a Mobile provider). However, they tend to try and blend them in as street lighting instead.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 22:50

Got one right near me here in the UK...

 

http://www.panoramio.../photo/19355542



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:11

Got one right near me here in the UK...

 

http://www.panoramio.../photo/19355542

 

A lone "tree" atop a hill and surrounded by fencing...

 

It's not a very good disguise, is it? :p



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:21

Got one right near me here in the UK...

 

http://www.panoramio.../photo/19355542

 

Definitely done on a budget lol



#30 Slarlac249

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:35

round here they use hollow telegrath polls to hide them in. 





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