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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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cell phone reception at camp

We recently purchased some property in NE Bradford co. and our cell phone reception is almost non-existant. If I walk down the driveway, hold 1 arm in the air and lean sideways, I just might be able to make a phone call. I have Verizon and my friend has AT&T. It would be nice to be able to make a call in case of emergency or simply to phone home. We would also like to text each other while hunting so we know where everyone is at. Does anyone have any ideas on how to help?
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Buy radios for communication between hunters and get a landline telephone for the camp otherwise wait two years and cell phone reception will be four bars. Remember 15 years ago when no one had cell phones and people weren't able to communicate with each other man that was weird

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I am in the south central part of Bradford, and we have verizon and get excellent service, so much we did away with the 2 ways.

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Having no cell phone coverage gives me a well needed breather from work!

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We have a camp in Tioga County about 20 miles northwest of Wellsboro. I have Verizon and get poor to no service at camp. I have to drive to the highest part of the mountain and stop at a big open field and then I get decent service. Some of the guys have AT&T and get service right at camp. A few years ago nobody got service at camp, so it is getting better.

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post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 08:42 PM
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Verizon is going to be putting a tower up just across from us at camp, in Tioga Co. Gonna pull the land line out of the wall then!



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Buy radios for communication between hunters and get a landline telephone for the camp otherwise wait two years and cell phone reception will be four bars. Remember 15 years ago when no one had cell phones and people weren't able to communicate with each other man that was weird
He can communicate b knocking on trees. Did we use to call them TREE-KNOCKERS back in the day? They would knock on trees to communicted to eachother. Some in the hills still do it today I believe. There is always the other ways with puffs of smoke or by using a tom-toms like the indians use to.

Seriously, hand-helds are good. Pretty cheap on ebay. Cell phones stink when you're out far. Have the same issue with mine.

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post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 09:34 PM
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I have a cabin in tionesta... we need to drive 15 minutes to get reception

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None need to drive 7 miles.

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