Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

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Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby DonnyP » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:24 pm

I'm going to be spending a lot of time at The Red this year and also need to get a new cell phone plan. I've had AT&T and I never have service at Miguel's or most crags, so I don't want to stay with them since I don't have to. Does anyone have any recommendations for a service provider that provides good coverage in the gorge, particularly at Miguel's? Thanks.
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby whoneedsfeet » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:32 pm

I have verizon, and have not had a problem at migs ever. As well as some crags (drive-by, bob, ect in the area). Only real thing i noticed is that if somebody sends you media (mms pictures and other data) it will literally drain your phone in a few hours trying to get it. Other than that texts and phone calls go out fairly well as long as you aren't under heavy treeline and overhanging rock.
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby toad857 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:34 pm

Verizon gives good service at miguels. i can usually send and receive text messages at a lot of crags, too, but phone calls are spotty.
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby vertical1 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:49 pm

I have sprint and I can make calls, use internet, check weather, and send texts with relatively little problem
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby Rollo » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:01 pm

at&t blows... no service at miguels... spotty to no service out at the crags, pretty much no 3g until i hit 64 on my way back to Cin City.
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby DonnyP » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:29 pm

Yeah I have had AT&T for the past year and a half and have never been able to make a call or send a text message from Miguel's or most places in the gorge. I think I'll be going with Verizon unless I hear about some other provider that is good in the area in the next day or so. Thanks for the information, people.
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby Clevis Hitch » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:23 pm

Funny thing is that you can see the tower from the Southern region
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby krampus » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:06 pm

Try miguels parking lot for at&t service, always works for me
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby Foster » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:46 pm

Miguel's 'goat field' camping area gives spotty AT&T service too
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby Josephine » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:38 am

vertical1 wrote:I have sprint and I can make calls, use internet, check weather, and send texts with relatively little problem


I am considering sprint & had someone tell me they don't get service. That might have changed since she switched to Verizon.

Can you call at
- Miguels?
- Muir Parking Lot?
- Sore Heel Parking Lot?
- Drive By?
- Rock House?
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby dustonian » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:24 pm

Hate to resurrect this ol' dawg, but who's got some input on good service in the Zoe/Zachariah area? Anyone get a good signal at Koop's? At J&H Beer Store? Coal Bank? Thanks!
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby whoneedsfeet » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:44 pm

Dustin I have Verizon, and it seems the only Place I lose service is around the cave fork area (on the main road that is) Other than that I have at least two bars and 3G (at least enough to get on the mobile guidebook site). Hope that helps out man.
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby dustonian » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:50 pm

Thanks man... Verizon's plans are kind of expensive tho! Do you know if they have a 3rd party distributor (ie. "Redpocket" for cheap AT&T tower access)?
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby whoneedsfeet » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:54 pm

Off hand no, I can check with some people that I know who work there and hopefully get back to you in a day or so with details.
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Re: Who provides the best cell phone service at The Red?

Postby crazyhair » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:33 pm

I have T-mobile- no service at Torrent/natural bridge, but decent service in Zachariah, Koops, up at LOTA, Muir, some FS crags, Mig's parking lot and near the parkway. I usually don't get service in some parts of pv though if that's what you're looking for.

T-mobile has incredibly cheap family plans ($10/ line) and I think unlimited everything right now is $50/month
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