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#16189 - 07/09/11 02:41 PM phone reception on Mt. Whitney
TomB Offline


Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Columbia, MD
Anyone know if there is there cell phone reception on Mt. Whitney?

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#16190 - 07/09/11 03:07 PM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: TomB]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Some get it and some don't . I wasn't able to get Verizon until I got into Lone Pine. Some have gotten Verizon at the Summit.Verizon supposedly has the nearest cell towers and best reception.

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#16192 - 07/09/11 03:56 PM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: TomB]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 836
Loc: Sheridan, OR
Had AT&T...fuhgeddaboutit!

Got Verizon...that's more like it!
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#16193 - 07/09/11 04:37 PM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: + @ti2d]
Fishmonger Offline


Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1033
Loc: Madison, WI
ATT changed something this winter. Never got a signal before, now full bars and 3G at upper boyscout lake. didn't get to the summit that day (April...) so I don't know if it works up there, but it was rock solid just a little lower. A year ago, that same phone didn't even get a signal in downtown lone pine.
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#16206 - 07/10/11 04:54 AM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: Fishmonger]
wbtravis Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1253
Loc: Corner of Jack Benny and Roche...
I've gotten reception with AT&T but it was spotty at best. Verizon is consistently rated the best when this question has been asked over the years.

That's not saying you are going get crystal everytime.

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#16213 - 07/10/11 07:51 AM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: wbtravis]
davehikes Offline


Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 4
Loc: Central Coast, Calif
I Have Verizon - It's been spotty for me on the summit - Helped to move around - When I got reception I had to stand real still - Same, on several trips, trying to confirm reservations in Lone Pine.
I've had much better luck at Trail Crest, just SE of the sign.
Dave

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#16237 - 07/10/11 02:52 PM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: davehikes]
TomB Offline


Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Columbia, MD
Thanks everyone for the info. One of the few times I've been glad to have Verizon. :-)

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#16261 - 07/10/11 11:29 PM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: TomB]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7871
Loc: Fresno, CA
I used my Sprint phone at the summit last Sept., but it only worked in one location: From the nw corner of the hut, walk north (about 20 yards) to the edge. I made several calls from that point.

I think it was on "Roaming" mode, but not sure. That would mean it was not connecting to a Sprint system, but some other cooperating network.

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#16345 - 07/12/11 03:38 PM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: TomB]
DonCoqui Offline


Registered: 06/28/11
Posts: 47
Loc: Chula Vista, CA
AT&T sucks! Double whammy if you have AT&T as ur service provider on ur iPhone... these bricks are not best known for their cell reception. Great for everything else though.

Luis

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#17969 - 08/30/11 08:51 PM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: TomB]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7871
Loc: Fresno, CA
Hey Tdtz: How about posting your excellent map here!

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#17990 - 08/31/11 09:47 PM Re: phone reception on Mt. Whitney [Re: Steve C]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
Hey Steve,
I can take a hint!

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