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Going to BB next week, I haven't been since I was a kid. Very excited!Can you quickly tell me what the cellphone situation is there? My brother is going to meet me there and we were hoping to get in touch via cell phone. Can we recieve calls throughout BB or not?Thanks
I'd say that map exaggerates mobile phone reception. If you have a GSM-only device, I wouldn't count on any reception once you get 10 miles south of Marathon (5 bars in Marathon though).
We have taken a Cingular phone and a Sprint phone. NO luck at all with Sprint inside the park or Terlingua. Cingular phone had decent service at PJ and Terlingua. Sprint picked up signal atop of Emory Peak once.
some of the pay phones won't let you use a calling card but the one in the Basin Lodge will, I think.
Quote from: Goldilocks on December 21, 2007, 07:53:02 AMsome of the pay phones won't let you use a calling card but the one in the Basin Lodge will, I think. The pay phone outside of PJ will accept calling cards, if the phone is still there due to the renovations...
There's a pullout on a high spot about 2 1/2 miles west of PJ that the locals refer to as the cell phone pullout. The FedEx, UPS, etc. trucks are frequently stopped there - no, they're not snoozing...
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