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    Quote Originally Posted by LTENetwork View Post
    Rural areas have less demand and are more expensive to cover and also have unique challenges. AT&T’s approach for these areas is using satellite which works with regular cellphone frequencies. It is in testing stages right now. You won’t have to get any new phones or equipment but you will have to update the device. On an Ipad or Iphone you would have to make sure to have the latest AT&T Carrier version. On Android devices there should be a similar way to update those as well. Unclear which plans will have access to this technology and when it will be available.


    https://www.lightreading.com/4g3gwif.../d/d-id/762791
    I saw that article over the summer. I don't see that happening anytime soon.

    AT&T is obligated (and paid billions by the government) to expand rural coverage with the FirstNet contract, and both Verizon and T-Mobile cover that stretch much better. It's not a demand or cost issue. Terrain is the only issue, and again, their competitors have found a way to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMac704 View Post
    The big gap was between Richfield and Green River. Googled it and that’s 198 miles. It wasn’t no service that whole stretch, but AT&T really needs to fill that in. No excuse in 2020. RootMetrics and CellMapper show gaps for everybody, but AT&T’s was the biggest on I-70.
    AT&T has three new sites planned for that stretch. One is supposed to happen by the end of this year, while the other two are in 2021.
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    Why can’t AT&T co-locate with the other carriers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soy_kixx View Post
    Why can’t AT&T co-locate with the other carriers.
    Who said they aren't doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWDude49120 View Post
    AT&T has three new sites planned for that stretch. One is supposed to happen by the end of this year, while the other two are in 2021.
    Do you know where they’re going to be along that stretch? What is your source for this information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMac704 View Post
    What is your source for this information?
    He's from within the Death Star.
    Your results may vary. Network performance differs per user location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMac704 View Post
    Do you know where they’re going to be along that stretch? What is your source for this information?
    He can be trusted. No worries there.

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    Anyone have any good insider info on coverage around Vegas? Over the years I've learned not to completely go by coverage maps online. I use Cricket and have a week booked in Las Vegas in January. I'm sure coverage around Vegas is fine, but if anyone has any real world experience with the Grand Canyon, Pahrump, Red Rock Canyon, and the Mojave Desert, those are the areas I'd be more curious about. I keep a TracFone (Verizon) as backup for coverage gaps.

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    If you really want communication in mountainous area, get a Ham license. Code no longer required, just a test. See your local Hamfest.

    Lots of those mountains have repeaters on top, and work for miles. Many have autopatch that you can use for non-commercial use.

    Few cell towers on mountaintops, it would interfere with other cell towers.

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