It makes me wonder sometimes... do you see a cell tower every 14 miles when
driving to the Grand Canyon? Or in NW North Dakota? They aren't satellite
phones... good grief. Damn good thing there ARE dead spots, or the whole
stupid country would be a grid of access roads and towers.
[the preceding was a rant from the last landline holdout]
on 1/23/04 8:14 AM, David Councill at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> And dead spots - here in the west, we have some pretty remote areas where I
> have no signal at all for large areas. Would GSM do any better? In
> particular I have no cell phone signal for most of Northwest South Dakota
> (100 mile + stretch), about a 50 mile stretch around Wall, SD, and also
> almost all of the Arizona Strip (northwest Arizona with a weak unusable
> signal at the south rim of the Grand Canyon, nothing at the North Rim north
> to Utah). And those are just the flat lands.
> And yes, a cell phone is no substitute for a good set of tools.
> David Councill
> 67 BGT
> 72 B
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