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Any of you guys get cell reception when down at the marina etc??? I have t-mobile and it cuts off before I make the turn off 93 to head down... While I have been fishing down there I noticed a few people on the pier using there cells... If you get reception could ya let me know what carrier you are using please... Thanks I wanna pick up some new phones just not sure who to go with.... I have had tmobile for over 10 years and never had a problem besides down there...:(

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Re: [Troylee] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
verizon is the best in nevada.

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Re: [lvfishingdude] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
The last time I was down there I don't think I had reception from the freeway exit for the Willow ramp all the way down the river to the middle half of Mohave Lake. lol

ZERO

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(This post was edited by wolfs4evr on Mar 18, 2012, 5:52 AM)

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Re: [wolfs4evr] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
That's funny haha.... Hmm gotta be sprint or AT&T I watched a guy answer his phone and even play on the Internet or text message... Always had great reception around the lake with my current phone...

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Re: [Troylee] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
I'm pretty good all around Mead with Verizon but nothing south of the dam. I want to say both of my brother in laws are on AT&T and their coverage on the north end of Mead was more or less zero when they came out and visited earlier this year from California (Maybe they are on Sprint... Can't remember).




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Re: [Troylee] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
I lose reception once I'm on the AZ side of the dam, and I get nothing while I'm on the water.

Let me give you some advice....

Keep T-mobile. That way, your wife can't call you and nag at you when you're fishin.







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Re: [wolfs4evr] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
I just checked with my brother in laws and one is Sprint and the other is Nextel. I know neither of them had very good service on the north end of Mead verse my fairly good service with Verizon.

I know a long ways from the river. Just a FYI on cell service on the Vegas area fishing spots.




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Re: [TheWhizzle] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
Ahahahahahahah so true!!!!! But the wife is with me most of the time.... Just talked to my brother in law and he has sprint... He got reception down the river when his boat broke down... He had to hike up a hill 50ft or so but he got it lol.... I'm in no rush so I'll wait for more opinions....

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Re: [Troylee] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
I was nervous when I went down the river seeing no service. Just thinking the what'iffs. No way to get a hold of anyone if something south happened. Made me think about getting a VHF radio just for those type of scenerios. I just don't care for the idea of a big old whip antenna. My dads boat has that set-up in Montana and it was killing me when I was up front casting I had to really look around every cast otherwise I would nail that sucker almost everytime. lol




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Re: [wolfs4evr] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
Reminds me of when I lived back in the stone ages of the 70's and 80's. I never went anywhere out of my house for 20 years because of the whatiffs.Wink I was afraid to even drive because I couldnt text or make phone calls. I was so afraid to go fishing, camping, on trips to Alaska or Canada, or just do anything without cell service. I sure never went boating or river-running!Tongue I'm sure glad technology now lets me go somewhere and live my life.Sly


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Re: [Troylee] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
who cares bout a cell phone when ur fishin, if ur worried bout an emergency get a radio.









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Re: [Undurtow] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
I agree with all you but it is nice to have one if your meeting a fishing buddy down at the marina or something... I had a little incident last time I went to willow haha.. Left at 3am pulled the kids from school and fished till 11 that night before returning home... Needless to say when I got reception on the way home "midnight or so" I had 30 text and 20 missed calls including metro who was at my house since my neighbors freaked we were gone and didn't tell anyone haha... And the kids out of school topped it all off.. People feared the worst but we were just having fun lmao!!!

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Re: [Tarponjim] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
Yup... What'iffs by myself is whatever. What'iffs when my fishing partners are both girls and not into the teens yet = the need for cell coverage. lol If I didn't come home at a appropriate time my wife would have every emergency agency out and about and on alert. lol




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Re: [Troylee] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
When I had T-Mobile, I could not get reception around Willow Beach. Nor could I get reception around Echo Canyon or Eagle Valley. In fact, I couldn't get reception in one room of my house!

I've since changed to Verizon and I now get reception in all these areas.

Funny thing is, I was playing hookie from work when my boss (in CA) called while I was fishing Willow Beach. Then my wife called an hour later.

So having cell service when you're out fishing can be a double-edged sword.





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Re: [Troylee] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
I'm on ATT and I have no reception on the river. I kind of like it that way.

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Re: [Erawk] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
Verizon Iphone, I have marginal reception at the marina and on the river up to the fishing pier.

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I LOVE it that way Wink









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Verizon on a Droid X. I get service at the marina, but it's marginal. Both call and data quality. As soon as I go up or downriver, nothing...

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Re: [Troylee] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
If you want something for absolute emergencies only, then look into some of the satellite emergency gear like SPOT.

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Re: [Troylee] Best cell reception at willow beach... In reply to
Cool I see everyone posting, the "what ifs", the "hooplas", the "whooplas" LOL..... come on guys what did ya'll do before cell phones? stay inside like hermits and do absolutely nothing outdoor related??? I couldn't do it, sorry but the "what ifs" is a big part of my outdoors experience, its the primal challenge, me against mother nature, and relying on myself not a piece of electronics.(although some of those gadgets are helpful) I just got a cell again after 2 years of not having one and I hate it. I hate the fact that people can reach me when I'm in the middle of nowhere spending time alone or with my family. LOL I don't know I'm just strange like that I guess LOL. tight lines y'all I'll see ya on the water with the ball and chain (cellphone) in tow LOL Cool Fish On

Winkoh and my crappy straight talk cell from wal-mart gets ZERO reception at 33 hole near the water, I have to hike up about 50 feet to get any kind of signal.
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