Cell service in Tuolumne?

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boulderkitty

Boulder climber
J tree
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 11, 2017 - 03:43pm PT
Before anyone freaks out about me asking for cell phone service in the wilderness, let me preface this with "I need it for work only".
That being said: what are my options for cell reception (and email too) using AT&T in the meadows? Can I send and receive emails, access websites, makes calls/texts anywhere up there without driving to the Mobil station every day?
Hoots

climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Aug 11, 2017 - 04:00pm PT
As of last week I was unable to get service through AT&T up there at the typical spot next to the Ranger Office near Tuolumne Lodge.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Aug 11, 2017 - 04:05pm PT
With AT&T, the only place I get any kind of reception is at Olmstead Point. And only when I hold my phone upright and out in the open on startup.

Email and texting works, but no photos or attachments.
fivethirty

Ice climber
CA
Aug 11, 2017 - 04:06pm PT
With ATT I get a few bars of LTE on top of Stately Pleasure dome and 5 bars LTE on top of Dozier dome. I also called my mom from the summit of Conness once. YMMV.
Matt Thomsen

Big Wall climber
Places
Aug 12, 2017 - 09:46am PT
It has been really bad this year. I got no service with att this season. Other season the store was always good...
WBraun

climber
Aug 12, 2017 - 11:25am PT
What you people don't understand yet THERE IS NO CELL SERVICE THIS YEAR in Tuolomne yet.

What people from above posts are picking up as cell service is a very weak signal from Sentinal Dome tower.

If you need reliable cell service from Olmstead Point you'll need at least a cradlepoint or pepwave with a high gain antenna.

https://www.peplink.com/products/max-cellular-router/single-cellular/#br1mini
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Aug 12, 2017 - 12:02pm PT
Thanks for the info, Werner!

Cool device. Peplink makes high quality equipment for a good price.
WBraun

climber
Aug 12, 2017 - 12:35pm PT
Credit: WBraun
Loose Rocks

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 12, 2017 - 02:23pm PT
Previously know as Wilson Electronics. The Weboost is popular among the RVers.

https://www.weboost.com/collections/boosters-rv
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Aug 12, 2017 - 02:41pm PT
^^
Ojai Alex

Trad climber
Alex Bury
Aug 12, 2017 - 04:04pm PT
what are my options for cell reception

Hey Steph, just stand on Cole's shoulders. Should do the trick.
darinp

climber
Aug 13, 2017 - 05:07am PT
The only place I was able to get AT&T service was The Mobile when I was in Toulumne last month.
surfstar

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 13, 2017 - 09:58am PT
On top of Fairview is pretty reliable.

;)
cleo

Social climber
wherever you go, there you are
Aug 13, 2017 - 06:50pm PT
Heard a rumor the tower(s) got knocked down due to snow, or something.

Listen to WBraun!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 13, 2017 - 08:45pm PT
none this weekend... just got back.

They're working on it, but...
JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Aug 14, 2017 - 08:07am PT
Is there still a pay phone ? Used that several times on Winter trips years ago.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 14, 2017 - 08:25am PT
Who would want cell service? The lack of it is a great excuse to savor that rarest of modern pleasures....not being connected.
Trad

Trad climber
northern CA
Aug 14, 2017 - 09:41am PT
Is there still a pay phone ? Used that several times on Winter trips years ago.

As of late last week, anyway, the pay phones next to the campground office were not working.
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Aug 14, 2017 - 10:19am PT
people just can't live without stupid Cell Phones.
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Aug 14, 2017 - 10:30am PT
Jeff, you toxic piece of sh#t. Take a look in the mirror sometime and realize that you've never added a single positive thing to this forum and, most likely, this world.
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