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8 months ago

Maybe we can keep a running, does area X have coverage for vendor Y thread?

Beech, Sugar, and Applachian all have good signals forVerizon.

 

Heading to WinterPlace WV.  Does Ghent have decent cell coverage?  I remember Timberline behing pretty shetchy last season.

8 months ago

Winterplace is basically adjacent to I-77. It should have coverage for Sprint, VZW and ATT. I’m not sure how T Mobile works, so I can’t comment on them. 

marzNC - DCSki Supporter
8 months ago

I don’t remember having any issues with Sprint at Winterplace but that was about 10 years ago.

Pretty sure cell coverage is good for all major carriers at Massanutten.  I know it’s good for ATT and Spring.  The super tall and fat flag poles around the resort are the cell towers.  Recently increased the size of the one near the security hut at the base of the road up the mountain.

marzNC - DCSki Supporter
8 months ago

As I remember, there was no way to use a cell phone at Blue Knob exact in a few small areas near the top.

8 months ago

None at Snowshoe but most phones can use wifi calling now.

Some people get ATT in the village. 

8 months ago

Verizon 4G at Laurel and 7S, probably HV too but I’ve not been there to confirm. 

8 months ago

I am technologically behind, I guess. How do you do wifi calling?

marzNC - DCSki Supporter
8 months ago

snowsmith wrote:

I am technologically behind, I guess. How do you do wifi calling?

With an iPhone, if there is WiFi but no cell service or weak service then it’s still possible to make a phone call.

8 months ago

snowsmith wrote:

I am technologically behind, I guess. How do you do wifi calling?

Most modern (post 2010) cell smartphones can use VoIP (voice over internet protocol) to make your call over the internet wifi instead of through the cell tower like a normal call. 

8 months ago

ATT configured its signal to cover much of the SS village a couple years ago.

8 months ago

marzNC wrote:

snowsmith wrote:

I am technologically behind, I guess. How do you do wifi calling?

With an iPhone, if there is WiFi but no cell service or weak service then it’s still possible to make a phone call.

Won’t using w-fi for calling eat into any digital data allowance?

8 months ago

The Colonel wrote:

ATT configured its signal to cover much of the SS village a couple years ago.

Who are you and what have you done to Morgan? ;)

8 months ago

At SS I can get ATT in the village and from the top of ballhooter lift to Shavers center. Came in handy earlier this season since we could check out the ballhooter lift line on the webcam.

8 months ago

I use wifi calling and iMessage at Snowshoe. Seems to work at the Boathouse, Junction, bottom of cupp, parts of siver creek, and in my condo with no real issues as it seems like the places with public wifi have been increasing.

I do not believe it uses any cellular data or minutes, but needs to be activated as you have to check a box saying that you understand that while on Wifi calling 911 location services may not work as desired. 

I linked to the verizon FAQ. The data that it references is refering to data on the wifi network, not your cellular data allowance. I will admit it is nice having a fully functional phone in the condo when I want it, and as soon as I walk out on to the slopes I’m off the grid.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/wifi-calling-faqs/

8 months ago

Yes AT&T over most of Snowshoe.  You can get it on Western as well, on the lift about 2-3 towers up and on the front side.

Blue Knob is dicey.  At the top if you’re by a window in the lodge and the sun is just right AT&T will work.  I have 5 bars of AT&T until the last 2-3 miles to Blue Knob, maybe the state park is blocked out or something.

Seven Springs, HV, LM, Wisp all fine.

Timberline is spotty with AT&T.  I can get a good signal at the top, but calling and data don’t always work right.

8 months ago

As of January 2018:

Sprint - no service at all

AT&T - seemed like my buddy with AT&T had good service for the whole weekend

marzNC - DCSki Supporter
8 months ago

DCD_Ski wrote:

As of January 2018:

Sprint - no service at all

AT&T - seemed like my buddy with AT&T had good service for the whole weekend

Where?

8 months ago

The Colonel wrote:

marzNC wrote:

snowsmith wrote:

I am technologically behind, I guess. How do you do wifi calling?

With an iPhone, if there is WiFi but no cell service or weak service then it’s still possible to make a phone call.

Won’t using w-fi for calling eat into any digital data allowance?

Nope, usage over WiFi doesn’t drain your data allowance. Your data allowance only gets tapped when you’re using your 4g for an internet connection.

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