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Old 03-26-2016, 07:57 PM
 
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Do people who live in mountain towns keep land lines? Do the mountains make solely using a cell phone an iffy proposition?
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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It really depends on the area. There are parts of the Vail Valley that have great reception and go a few miles up the road and nothing. Some areas do fine with a booster too. You'll probable be ok with your soon to be home but check reception when you come out for a visit.
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:12 AM
 
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And depending where you are, some wireless carriers work better than others. My cell phone is Verizon and my car's internet connection is ATT, and I note differences between them. For example, there's 100% Verizon coverage in Clear Creek Canyon, and no ATT coverage. At Arapahoe Basin, ATT is 100% and Verizon coverage is almost non-existent.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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There's a new cell tower on Log Hill, so most of Ouray County has coverage. There are places that have no cell coverage though. It all depends on where you go. I have a ham radio in my Jeep so I'm not worried about no cell coverage.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Mountain towns -- cell phones.
Choose one.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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I have noticed Verizon has good overall coverage in the mountain towns. There are some places where I don't have any service, Redstone comes to mind as well as a lot of Paonia. I have always had signal in Ridgway and Ouray though.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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As long as you have high speed Internet, you can get cell coverage at your house with a microcell. Phone calls, text messages, and cell data will be transferred over your home Internet connection. If you ask politely, your carrier may even send you a free one if you are in a no coverage area. We have Verizon and AT&T microcells, and they work great.
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:22 PM
 
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Here in Salida I've got pretty solid coverage with Verizon, LTE and all. I rarely lose reception, even when hiking or riding 4x4 trails in the surrounding mountains. The only mountain town that I've visited so far where I've noticed that I've had poor reception was Creede. I don't plan on getting a landline here, although they're practically free these days (assuming the line is already ran to your property), so it may not hurt to pay for it if you're concerned out there on the Western Slope.

Enjoy your trip!
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