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    18 Road trails cell coverage

    so, after months of months of planning and scheming to get a way to Fruita I find I have to be tethered to my cell phone if I'm gonna go. Not on it, but waiting for a call - so don't worry, i won't be that guy on the trail unless the call comes in, of course.

    What's the cell coverage like in Fruita? Is it reasonable to think I can actually be able to receive a call on most of the sections on 18 Road?

    thanks

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    Depends on your carrier. Some are better than others. But since it is close to I70, you should hopefully get a little signal. I have Verizon and at least at the trailhead I had coverage.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    thanks

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    Not usually looking at my phone but I know I've used at&t out there numerous times. Verizon is usually better around here.

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    Verizon is good

    We live a few hours away and are there often in the shoulder seasons. We are spending a week there soon camping on 18Rd and my wife will be working with her I-Phone hotspot on so she can connect her laptop.
    Not a problem
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    I've used various phone/ providers from the campsites on 18 rd without problems. You might hit a few dead zones on the trails as they weave in & around hillsides.

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    there is one dead spot on the actual road between the pavement and the main parking lot. there may be some dead spots here and there, but overall there is decent coverage. don't worry, you can still strava and tweet while you ride.

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    how about on other area trails? Kokopelli?

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    same...cell coverage is pretty good, one or two small dead spots, overall you have coverage

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    Hopefully you (or anyone else) don't have T-Mobile. Their service is intermittent everywhere in this area outside of Grand Junction itself, and even GJ has some dead spots--unbelieveably poor service. Verizon has the best coverage and fewest dead spots.

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