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gemsworld

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Posted: 02/16/21 06:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi folks. Has anyone been to Death Valley recently that can tell me if there is cell coverage in the Furnace Creek area. Thanks in advance.





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Zippo, none, nada and there isn't any...heh


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Nope.


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Posted: 02/16/21 08:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got some 2g data a few years ago. I think I got a few texts out. Mostly no. Bring a couple rolls of quarters and use a pay phone. Yes there are a couple and were working last time I was out there. Basically off grid so keep your wits about you. Carry two days food and water when you go explore. Top your vehicle fuel every day. With any luck I will be in TX Springs camp next week.

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While there are a few spots where distant towers can be hit, the vast majority of the park has no signals. Don't depend on a cell phone in that area. A few years ago Verizon put in a small cell in the Furnace Creek area. When we were last there in Feb. 2019, we had a fair 3G signal at Sunset CG, and a Verizon roaming partner over in Stovepipe Wells. I don't know if anything has changed since then.

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Posted: 02/17/21 08:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were able to make calls from there with the aid of a booster. (That was several cell phones ago and I can't remember which booster we used.)

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Posted: 02/17/21 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It seems to change. In March, 2014, at Texas Springs campground I had Verizon 3G coverage, but no AT&T. In October 2017, no Verizon, but a very overloaded off network AT&T data coverage at Furnace Creek. You can purchase WiFi time at the Furnace Creek Village...


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I had some cell service at Stovepipe Wells and Furnace Creek CGs two years ago. Don’t depend on it.


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Posted: 02/17/21 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the info. It has been several years since we were in Death Valley and were hoping for some cell coverage in the campground areas.

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I wonder how people toured Death Valley before cell phones?

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