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    Does anyone know how cell reception is on Mt Washington and the other presi mountains? I use AT&T (cingular) and verizon. Do these carriers work? Any others?

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    I am on AT&T and at times on the summit I have had a signal. But, most times nothing. I have seen a signal on and off when coming up Lions Head. But, generally with AT&T I would not count on having a usable signal.
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    My brother, lives in Gorham, and at times has had reception on MT W. He has Unicell, I believe.

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    I use Verizon and have had good luck, especially on the summit. Some spots are obviously better than others. Consider it a novelty when it works, but don't rely on it.
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    Verizon service here & I have spotty coverage @ best. Doesn't bother me though. I go to the mountains to get away from stuff like my cell.

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    I use Verizon and On the summit I have service but Hiking up the mountain it is hit or miss. As Bill said, the last thing you should ever rely on would be a cell phone in case of emergency.
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    I have Cingular/AT&T and it drops as soon as I'm in the parks. Works on summitt of the rock pile but thats is it. No towers and to many cols. Don't count on GPS either. Ive had that drop also, but my GPS is cheap. The cab drivers in Lincoln and N Conway use USCell ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpie
    Don't count on GPS either. Ive had that drop also, but my GPS is cheap.
    It must be your GPS as the signals they emit are highly reliable. Better than six sigma or about a 1 in 1,000,000 chance they fail. Now, thick forest canopy and steep valleys may limit performance but this shouldn't be a problem on the White Mountain ridges.
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    i have nextel and you have to south east side of the deck for it to work and one or to other spots in side but that was it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpie
    I have Cingular/AT&T and it drops as soon as I'm in the parks. Works on summitt of the rock pile but thats is it. No towers and to many cols. Don't count on GPS either. Ive had that drop also, but my GPS is cheap. The cab drivers in Lincoln and N Conway use USCell ?
    Hope that helps
    Hmmm, GPS dropping on a summit would be odd to me. In a ravine, sure. Unless it is "GPS" done through the cell towers and not real GPS.
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