Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

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Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby newbie08 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:23 am

Anyone know what the cell coverage is in RMNP? In general, is there decent coverage on the high ridges and peaks? Spotty down in the park? Specifically interested in the area around and on Audubon and Paiute.
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP?

Postby JimR » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:29 am

Sounds like you're more interested in IPW than in RMNP. But sorry, I don't know the answer for either.
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP?

Postby SuperiorTrailHiker » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:34 am

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII and Verizon as a carrier, had no problems at all with cell coverage in RMNP this past first week of August, either from high points (texted my son a photo from the top of Chiquita) or down lower.
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby newbie08 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:45 am

JimR wrote:Sounds like you're more interested in IPW than in RMNP. But sorry, I don't know the answer for either.


Sorry, wasn't familiar with the actual boundaries, interested in both IPW and RMNP. :)
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby Sugar Madison » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:22 pm

I get nothing in the IPW on T-Mobile, including Audubon / Paiute, etc.
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby USAKeller » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:36 pm

I've had service on both A & P with Verizon.
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby jomagam » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:20 pm

USAKeller wrote:I've had service on both A & P with Verizon.


No coverage in the winter parking lot with Verizon IIRC.
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby newbie08 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:53 am

Sounds spotty no matter the carrier.

Thank you
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby Steve Knapp » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:21 pm

Took my Galaxy S4 into the west side last Saturday (Nakai, Sprague, Snowdrift, etc). Verizon coverage was good, I could text from all summits and even pull down 3G data from some of them. I was probably picking up cell towers near Grand Lake which was line of sight in some spots. Didn't attempt any calls. The best coverage will always be from summits, down lower you'll have signals blocked by all the peaks. Not sure about IPW, haven't tried there in awhile.
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby wheresgibbs » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:30 pm

I was in IPW the other weekend, on the hike from Moffatt Tunnel to Roger's and Heart Lakes there is no service, I believe I had some amount of coverage by Heart Lake (did not pay much attention) but there IS service on Roger's Pass...and I assume that would continue to some extent while you're on the CDT in that area. With Verizon.
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby Doctor No » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:45 pm

I was in the IPW last weekend (Jasper/Devil's Thumb area), but I have Sprint, so I didn't even bother looking for coverage. \:D/ :(
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Steve Nicholls
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Re: Cell coverage in RMNP/IPW?

Postby Steve Nicholls » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:05 pm

Did a loop over Buchanan and Pawnee Passes last weekend. Basically no coverage. Had an occasional bar but no calls would go through. I have Verizon.

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