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Offline brave6

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #120 on: February 10, 2012, 07:05:37 AM »
There is a spot about 15 feet past the Smoky Creek Fire sign on the South Rim Trail that has service.  But it's like an exact thing.  And only if the wind is blowing right. 

I kid you not.

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #121 on: February 10, 2012, 09:13:29 AM »
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you can get all the information with regards to the cell phone coverage and provider info at spam website

I'm sorry but I did not get anything particularly useful from this website. Just links to the various service providers. As far as their "coverage maps" go, I don't find that they are particularly accurate as they usually indicate marginal coverage within their map (like my home where I have to go outside and climb a telephone pole to get a good signal).
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Offline RichardM

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #122 on: February 10, 2012, 09:23:58 AM »
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you can get all the information with regards to the cell phone coverage and provider info at spam website

I'm sorry but I did not get anything particularly useful from this website. Just links to the various service providers. As far as their "coverage maps" go, I don't find that they are particularly accurate as they usually indicate marginal coverage within their map (like my home where I have to go outside and climb a telephone pole to get a good signal).
Sorry for letting some SPAM get through. He's gone now.

Offline SA Bill

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2012, 06:15:13 PM »
Sorry for letting some SPAM get through. He's gone now.

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Offline Jimbow

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #124 on: January 10, 2014, 09:29:57 AM »
I noticed that there seems to be more and more areas that I receive T-Mobile (roaming) coverage. This time along Old Ore Road and up Pine Canyon. I wasn't really looking for it but my daughter was and she received AT&T in many more places than I remember.
Everything is in walking distance if you have enough time.

Offline RichardM

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #125 on: January 10, 2014, 11:19:39 AM »
I noticed that there seems to be more and more areas that I receive T-Mobile (roaming) coverage. This time along Old Ore Road and up Pine Canyon. I wasn't really looking for it but my daughter was and she received AT&T in many more places than I remember.
Yup. Got a strong signal from Emory Peak and even made a phone call (or rather, let Jennifer call her grandfather to let him know where we were).

Offline Jimbow

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #126 on: January 10, 2014, 01:41:55 PM »
I am not a Luddite, but I must admit I would prefer no, or very limited, cell coverage in the park. It does seem inevitable that we will have wall to wall coverage sooner or later.
Everything is in walking distance if you have enough time.

Offline dougstar

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #127 on: April 09, 2014, 07:13:01 PM »
My Sprint phone will work when going to the big curve out of the basin and standing on the rock there.   Turn until you get a signal..  Don't move.

Offline ds9writer

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #128 on: April 10, 2014, 12:06:09 PM »
There is a high ridge on Old Ore Road at about mile 7 (counting from Dagger Flats Road) - just before you get to McKinney Springs campground (the ridge drops off down to the west toward the Chisos)...  I got a decent signal there this March and was able to talk, text and send pics...

There are a few places on the road from Persimmon Gap to Panther Junction where you can get a signal (ok, your text messages beep and some come through), but didn't find anywhere else consistent...
Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #129 on: April 10, 2014, 01:11:11 PM »
It's all going to depend on what service you have.

I've had AT&T for years, and coverage in the park has steadily become better. I remember getting some spotty coverage as far back as 2006.

As of very recent years, with AT&T, I've gotten coverage at:

- PJ
- Several miles east and west of PJ
- Some spots along the north end of the Basin road
- Almost the full length of 385 between PJ and Persimmon Gap
- Sotol Vista and a few high spots along Ross Maxwell
- Some of the Grapevine Hills campsites
- Santa Elena parking lot
- The northern section of Old Maverick (starting about where the Rattlesnake Mtns campsite is)
- The last few miles of 118 on the west end of the park

The coverage varies. Sometimes I can send and receive texts. Other times I can only receive texts. Phone calls are a total crap shoot. If I can get through, then it's usually dropped within 3 - 4 minutes.

I get total coverage (calls, texts, data) in Terlingua/Study Butte, but data is very slow.
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Offline Flash

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #130 on: April 10, 2014, 01:33:21 PM »
The top of Emory Peak is a sure bet.  ;)

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Re: Cell Phone Coverage in the Park
« Reply #131 on: April 10, 2014, 03:29:48 PM »
My Verizon phone rarely finds a signal.
-- Kevin

 

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