Re: iphone reception
- From: SMS <scharf.steven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 13:48:29 -0700
all cell phones get 'spotty reception on occasion', but i've never
known someone to carry a 'backup' phone (i do know plenty of people
with more than one line (business / personal), but that's different).
Actually I do know people that carry one, at least in their vehicle. In many parts of the country you'll have coverage with a CDMA or CDMA/AMPs phone, where no GSM coverage exists. I found this to be the case as recently as August 2008. In urban areas it's usually not a problem but in rural areas it's a very real issue.
If you expect to travel to places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and much of Montana, Utah, Idaho, Alaska, and Wyoming you should take along a back-up phone that works on CDMA and AMPS networks.
For $30, plus $2.50/month you can have a back-up phone that works on Verizon and other CDMA and AMPS networks. And yes AMPS is alive and well in large parts of the U.S. and Canada.
Now what I've never seen is someone carrying a back-up GSM phone for a GSM phone that doesn't have good reception. The difference in reception is usually pretty small these days since almost no phones still have external antennas.
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