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Cell phone coverage in the Adirondacks

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I recently learned on a work trip that some places in Florida still lack cell service. Meaning our data acquisition tablet was useless. However, my iPhone was able to display our location on aerial images using the onboard GPS receiver. So we completed the trip scouting drill sites and collecting samples by taking screenshots of the phone’s display and making copious notes, like we used to “back in the day”.

If lost while hiking chances are I have my Garmin GPS. But if not I’ll have my phone and it’s nice to know I can find myself with the GPS chip and find my way out. Providing I have enough battery life…
 
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Something I have learned recently regarding service in ADK, the phone also matters. I have an iPhone XR, my husband has a newer iPhone SE. We both have Verizon, he gets service in places I don't. I use Gaia GPS for offline navigation, and it works fine all over the area. It seems once we pass Forestport, there is no service until we get into Old Forge. Then there is spotty service as you go up the chain of lakes there.
 
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Random tidbit: I had enough 4G service to easily load web pages this weekend at our campsite on Fish Creek opposite the mouth of Copperas Pond (Floodwood/Rollins area).

Samsung Galaxy S10 w Verizon
 
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