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Re: Cell reception on Tioga Pass

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Cell reception on Tioga Pass
June 03, 2012 02:18PM
Hi,

How is the cell phone reception on Tioga Pass? (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, other.)

Thanks!

Lisa T.
Re: Cell reception on Tioga Pass
June 03, 2012 04:51PM
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LisaT
Hi,

How is the cell phone reception on Tioga Pass? (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, other.)

Thanks!

Lisa T.

I've been able in the past to receive ATT cell there. Don't know about this year.
Re: Cell reception on Tioga Pass
June 03, 2012 04:58PM
Forget T. Mobile. No reception from Lee Vining to the Valley Floor to Wawona.

There are pay phones at the Touloumne campground.
Re: Cell reception on Tioga Pass
June 03, 2012 06:38PM
ATT works around Toulumne meadows. They have a tower there that is connected to a hard line, so data is pretty slow, but you can talk and text.
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June 03, 2012 08:45PM
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hotrod4x5
ATT works around Toulumne meadows. They have a tower there that is connected to a hard line, so data is pretty slow, but you can talk and text.

And they have a roaming agreement with Verizon.
Re: Cell reception on Tioga Pass
June 03, 2012 10:55PM
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hotrod4x5
ATT works around Toulumne meadows. They have a tower there that is connected to a hard line, so data is pretty slow, but you can talk and text.

When it works. The line is subject to outages due to windfalls.
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June 04, 2012 11:30AM
I didn't get any reception (AT&T) last Wednesday at Tuolumne, but did see a couple of AT&T trucks on the Tioga Road, so hopefully they are working on it.
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June 05, 2012 07:54AM
So that's why they were up there on Wednesday. Their trucks were taking up about 5 parking spots at the North Dome trailhead. No workers in sight though.
Re: Cell reception on Tioga Pass
June 05, 2012 08:42AM
The hard line to TM lays on the ground much of the way from the valley. I think there is a thread from last year with photos of the cable.
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June 05, 2012 08:59AM
If I recall correctly, the AT&T line from Yosemite Valley travels up the east side of Indian Canyon along its way to Tuolumne Meadows. Joe (aka QITNL) has some photos of it on his website.
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June 05, 2012 09:25AM
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plawrence
If I recall correctly, the AT&T line from Yosemite Valley travels up the east side of Indian Canyon along its way to Tuolumne Meadows. Joe (aka QITNL) has some photos of it on his website.
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THAT'S WHAT IT IS!!!

I've been up there, found that, and wondered what the heck it was.
Re: Cell reception on Tioga Pass
June 05, 2012 09:27AM
Re: Cell reception on Tioga Pass
June 09, 2012 03:51PM
Did the indian canyon telephone trail this past april and saw a major break in it as well as lots of trash from previous repairs on our way up so its probably what they're fixing now.
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June 11, 2012 09:37PM
I'm on AT&T with an iPhone 4s and I got no reception on Tioga today, although I didnt go past the 10 lakes trailhead. Oddly enough, I did get 2 bars on the edge network about 5 mile in on the Yosemite creek trailhead. That was enough to send a text (not a picture text though) and make a call. Also, I got 4 bars on the edge network on top of el cap and on top of Yosemite falls.

I don't know if it gets better further up Tioga this season, but in past seasons I have been able to send out text messages around Tuolumne.
Re: Cell reception on Tioga Pass
June 12, 2012 08:22AM
You can generally get cell coverage (at least AT&T and Verizon) along the Tioga Road where there is mostly unobstructed visibility toward Glacier Point, such as Olmstead Point. Oddly, however, I didn't have any luck getting AT&T coverage from Clouds Rest when I camped there a month ago--perhaps because the GP antennas are aimed downward for valley coverage...?
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June 13, 2012 06:45AM
I don't believe antennae are aimed downwards because one can get cell reception north of Merced Lake on part of the Lewis Creek trail where one has line-of-site to Sentinel Dome.
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