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    Best Cell Phone Reception in the Pisgah woods???

    I live in Upstate, SC and I travel to Pisgah and the surrounding area quite frequently. I have a job that requires some weekend "business calls". I currently have Sprint and I get great service in Asheville, Brevard, etc, as long as I am in the city. My reception begins to fade when I am on 276 and pass the forest service office. Does anyone have any recommendations for "coverage boosters", etc. How is your reception with your respective carrier? Thanks for the help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaffney10
    I live in Upstate, SC and I travel to Pisgah and the surrounding area quite frequently. I have a job that requires some weekend "business calls". I currently have Sprint and I get great service in Asheville, Brevard, etc, as long as I am in the city. My reception begins to fade when I am on 276 and pass the forest service office. Does anyone have any recommendations for "coverage boosters", etc. How is your reception with your respective carrier? Thanks for the help!!

    Don't think anyone gets service beyond the Davidson River Campground...there have been times where by standing on the top of the vehicle got service (Verizon) phone works on the Parkway east of 276, i have also gotten calls out from upper sections of Turkey Pen Gap, the lookout of Black Mountain, top of Clawhammer, and once on Laurel Mountain trail (fluke) other than that... no towers usually means no service. means work / wife cant get a hold of me

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    any phones with Satellite mode or range extenders?

    I guess I could try a satellite pager as well....
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    I have ridden with folks in your situation. Liars - the whole lot of ya: "I'm on the job site, have to call you back." Or, "We're headed into a meeting." Or, "Can you hear me now?" Click.

    Seriously, in this day & age, the higher elevations should get you a connection. Forget contacting The Mother Ship in the camping areas.
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    I've got 2 things for you, in no specific order......

    1)TREES

    2)ROCKS

    You aint gonna get no reception willis. This is the woods. Throw that piece of **** away while you are on your bike. If i were riding with you in the heart of pisgah forest and your phone rang, i'd be tempted to throw it at you like in the sprint commercial.

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    guess I won't be riding as much then......

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    Get you one of these bro, cutting edge technology
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    My Sprint account has voicemail. Leave the phone in the car and enjoy yourself. F' that phone.
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    I usually take my cb with me so I can chat with the locals...nextel usually clips out less than an hour west of my house...

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    I lose my reception at N. Mills River campground, Ranger station in Pisgah Forest, and before the parking lot @ DuPont, so that's why I leave my phone in the SUV or @ home... I made it 40 years w/o one, what the hell?

    Can U Hear Me Now ???

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    best cell phone coverage in Pisgah

    big tarp & brush fire.
    Verizon is ok on the outskirts of the forest.
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    I've seen young guys teens-twentys stoping in th' middle of a dh section cause their cell rings. They would be ticked if someone impeded their decent, but they'll stop to answer a cell. We thought they had crashed bk up the trail, "oh, my cell rang, I stopped to answer it". Gimme a break. Where I ride there ain't no recpetion so I leave it in th' truck.

    Best reception there is when I turn it off & get on my bike.
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    I agree TOTALLY man...

    WTF cares if a phone call comes in while you're riding.

    That's why I leave mine in the SUV, not that it would pick-up anywhere anyways...

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