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OK... My Cell Service is TOO Good at Glamis!

Post by OBSESSED »

I just got my last cell bill.
I was at Glamis at Wash 14 from Nove 21 to the 27th.

During that time, I made or had 62 calls.

My new GSM Cingular phone works most everywhere in the dunes.

Problem is this, I just added up all the minutes from the last billing cycle. He-HE...
I know I am a talker...
BUT...

2,351 Minutes??!

The service is too good!

I want my crappy phone back, where I had no service in my drive way.
2,350 minutes?
that's 39 hours!
Holy Cow....

I guess I better change my plan to more/more/more minutes...

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Post by jm102397 »

We also just switched to Cingular cuz the coverage is so good at the dunes. Only problem is, it sucks here in AZ :(
No way am I paying TWO cell bills just so I have good service in both places...
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39 Hours! Hope you have the unlimited plan!! I would hate to see that bill... I about cried when I went over my 1000 minute plan by 500 minutes.... and got nailed for $300.00!! :shock:
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Thats 39 hours that you could have been duning! Get off the phone and into the gas!

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Post by Glamisbound »

Steve, that's just plain nuts. At .19 cents a minute, that's a new set of paddle tires...****!! If my cell time goes over 300 minutes a month, I think I've talked too much :roll:
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Post by BigRick »

I have Verizon, and the coverage is poor along wash road. Most of the time you can't get a line out.
But if I set the phone to Analog and "system A" then I got 5 bars and it worked great.
Normally my calling plan covers all of the western states without roaming, but I don't know what will happen if I force the phone onto another system.
Verizon is only native on system B.

I guess I'll find out next month when the bill comes in. If nothing else, I'll call up VZW and try to get them to cover it since there is no workable service out there.

You think if enough of us complained they might add there system to that nice new cell tower behind the Glamiland Store?

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Post by Glamisbound »

You know, I don't get it BigRick. I used to have Cingular (like everyone else on this thread that says it so good), but I had very poor coverage along Gecko road (where I usually camp, near RR). So I switched to Verizon a couple years ago because people back then told me how good it (Verizon) was in Glamis. I still don't get coverage. I think it just depends on the day of the week :roll:
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Post by SandCarFan »

Verizon works REALLY WELL at Gordons. So well that I can even get relatively fast data rates on the computer using a data card.

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Post by Mr Big Wrench »

Just be glad none of your calls went thru a Mexican Cell Tower, like $5 per minute for an International call. A T & T took care of it, but that $120 charge took Us by suprise.
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I have Verizon as well.... it works decent at Gordons and Buttercup, but on Wash Road I get zip... :roll: Though had not thought about changing the phone to Analog.. have to try that...
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SandCarFan wrote:Verizon works REALLY WELL at Gordons. So well that I can even get relatively fast data rates on the computer using a data card.
Aww come on now... when you go duning the computers are supposed to stay at home... (or work). I work on computers at work, and when I come home I TRY to stay off mine..
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Steve must have been working out of his new MH. employees ask where are you? I'm in my office says steve.. 8)
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NOSJunkie wrote:Steve must have been working out of his new MH. employees ask where are you? I'm in my office says steve.. 8)
Hmm....gives a new meaning to the word "TeleCommuting" :lol:
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azpyroguy wrote:Aww come on now... when you go duning the computers are supposed to stay at home... (or work). I work on computers at work, and when I come home I TRY to stay off mine..
My wife didn't go out that weekend plus I took my employees on a team-builder activity the previous day so I was way behind in my email.

It's pretty sweet, when someone leaves voice mail in my office I get paged. I just promptly call them back and they think I was on the phone or down the hall when they called :mrgreen: That combined with the data connection on the laptop and cell phone and I can work from the desert :wink: ... or am I in the office? 8)

Not to worry, It's the only time the laptop came with me. Sand is the usual focus the entire trip \:D/

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Post by Sloppyduner »

Thanksgving at Gordons got both me AND my friend. He got a $60 bill for out of country calls. I guess he hit a Mexico tower :( Then my wife asked ME who I was talking to in Hawii for 45 minutes. :shock: My T-moble actually kicked ***** out there, and up in wash 12 and at olds. In Gordons the people I was camping with didn't get out so they borrowed MY phone to call relitives in Hawii. I'm VERY impressed with T-moble. My daughter has it too so if we get seperated out in the dunes one touch and were conected.

I'd have to say 39 hours though? Geez did you dune at all?

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Post by SandTazzem »

yep Steve,

Your either a very important man or you have a series of chicks on the side.. Or both !

In either case i suggest counsuling for your problem, And leave the cell off untill its REALLY needed. Like beer or pizza :lol:

Not meaning to kick you in the junk but you talk more than my girl does and that aint good.... :roll:

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Post by desertsteve »

I dont know how many times I have wanted to toss my verizon service into the canal !!!. It doesnt work in the dunes, no matter how high the dune is it just doesnt work (OK maybe once in a while), but running a business and trying to take a couple of days off at the dunes and still have conversations with the crew is not happening with verizon !!!.

Big Rick, let us VZW 'ers know how that analog thing works out ! !.

By the way, verizon works good (for me anyway) all the way from San Diego to glamis. Once I get to Glamis -ZIPPPPPP !!.

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Post by sbheg »

I just talked to verizon about the extremely poor coverage in the North Dunes. They are not about to do anything about it, he said it is outsourced there by some rural provider and it is an analog cell. You need a tri mode phone. I just have a digital phone now.

I have heard that analog is being phased out in 2006 by the government, if that is true then thier provider will have to provide a digital signal there eventualy.

South Dunes 5 bars.

Deciding weather to switch or not.


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Post by ddbyrd »

T-Mobile put a reciever in Brawley.. I had full bars (full reception) at wash 10 over Christmas/New Years..

Everywhere I was in the dunes I had a full signal..

Its about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Crowdog »

No AT&T wireless coverage in the south dunes. :roll:

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Post by OBSESSED »

Crowdog wrote:No AT&T wireless coverage in the south dunes. :roll:
Ummmm-aa no AT&T Wireless
Now Cingular Switch over to the GSM [ATT or Cingular] you'll be so fine....
Your either a very important man or you have a series of chicks on the side.. Or both !

In either case i suggest counsuling for your problem, And leave the cell off untill its REALLY needed. Like beer or pizza

Not meaning to kick you in the junk but you talk more than my girl does and that aint good....
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1)Not important
2)No Chicks
3)Counculing... hummmmmm
4)If they would deliever Pizza [Prefer RoundTable] to Glamis I would order it.
5)??? Just skip it...They were short calls :roll:
We all could use a good kick once in a while, and thats where Cathy would be kickin me if #2 was true 8) :lol: :!:
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