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Old 03-11-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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I have had some experience with lovely small towns in Vermont where a big company came in and put up a cell tower and the town - just got worse. Beautiful towns with toxic cell towers in the,. Seems to be getting harder to find towns with no cell towers. So many people moved to VT to get away from things like tat and now it is happening here. How do we deal with this? I don't like it.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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There's none in Lewis or Avery's Gore.

Since a lot of people want cell reception, you'll run into cell towers in many populated towns.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Could you explain what you mean by a "toxic" cell tower???

There have been antennae on Mt. Mansfield since the early 1950s, WDEV has three radio towers in Waterbury that have been around since the 1930s, and I can't recall a single case of a person getting sick from radio or television spectrum radiation from any of them.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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I bet when Irene hit, some of those small towns like Chester wish they had cell service so they could contact.emergency services. I remember getting flats.and walking for miles to get help. Cell service is very helpful AND convenient. sorry to bother you with the modern world
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: california
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Some companies disguise their tower as a tree , palm or pine trees.
I no longer have a home phone .
didn't see the need for an inanimate object to have a phone.
Who would my house be calling ?
Our dog made a 911 call, all the operator could hear was the sound of the dog crunching numbers. i think my daughter had been teaching him math.
Cops didn't think it was funny either.
Really though the idea of having a phone is some one can reach you when something is important. Or vise versa.
If your running out of the house because of a fire how are yo going to call the fire department if the phone is in the house?
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Venus
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Having cell towers are just the nature of the beast. There was a time when people complained that they were putting in telephone poles/electric lines.

I know a lot of people who no longer have house phones and only have cells. We have both. When one company (can't remember which one) wanted to put up a tower in our town, they raised a red balloon where the tower would be (on the municipal building) and took pics of it from different locations. It would have been pretty much in our back yard. It wouldn't bother us. We would have to crank our necks to see it and we would get REALLY GOOD reception. But, we will be moving (a block over) so we may get to see it from the front of our house. But we will still get GREAT reception.



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Old 03-12-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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I wouldn't want to not have cell reception. Can they be unsightly? Sure, but otherwise, no big deal and the convenience far outweighs the unsightliness.

I've also never known someone to move to VT to get away from cell phone coverage, but I suppose anything is possible.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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Verizon wants out of land line service in Ma. My landline bill just went up $20. I guess they make more revenue on mobile.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:00 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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I have to drive 1.5 miles from my house to get a signal on my cell. I would love to see a cell tower close enough to give me reception. If you hate civilization that much, move further up the dirt road.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Cell phone towers are pretty ugly. Cell phone towers disguised as trees are a magnitude uglier but a lot more amusing.

I think the towers are a good idea even if they are ugly.
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