That is why I think Satellite is the way to go..Straight up for the signal.I don't know about the price or availability up here or down there... I do know they are a lot heavier and that would definitely be a hassle for back-packing. Last year we saw a guy who had one for those huge buses pull out one and use it..we always had to drive 10 miles up the hill to get to a spot to use the cell..Makes it tough for on the spot business decisions and ordering. Excuse me customer while I take a ride up the mountain,back in a few..yeah right! " + " trapper@xxxxxxx Arts of Alaska by Diane To join a " Christian Study " click below bible-walk-subscribe@xxxxxxxxxx ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Noble To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 11:15 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Advice Needed I could see that 911 would still work in that case, if one can get a cell. The satellite stuff is likely more then you would to spend for the equipment and the use. It needs to come way down for us types to use it, but it is the only thing that would work. Cells have limits on their power, so they only go so far. So, it doesn't matter how high you might get sometimes. Cells don't go over mountains well. Say there is one mounted over a town on a mountain with higher mountains in the back, toward the wilderness. the cell wouldn't be available anywhere on the other side of that mountain. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "trapper" <trapper@xxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 12:02 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Advice Needed | I think they were talking about when my paid time runs out..the 911 is | suppose to still work for free????? | Wouldn't you think the higher you got the more your phone would work? | They have these phones that you carry in a bag..heavy critters but work off | of a satellite..seems to me that is the only way to go, but with a lighter | system.. | Whoever thought of relays for Alaska..you cant cross the street to get a qt. | of milk without hitting a mountain. | | | " + " | trapper@xxxxxxx | | Arts of Alaska | by | Diane | | To join a " Christian Study " click below | bible-walk-subscribe@xxxxxxxxxx | | ----- Original Message ----- | From: Wabcd@xxxxxxx | To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx | Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 6:52 PM | Subject: [pcductape] Re: Advice Needed | | | In a message dated 2/24/2003 7:28:58 PM Eastern Standard Time, | trapper@xxxxxxx writes: | | | I think 911 is suppose to work for me no matter what???be really piffled | if I pay all that $ out and I need 911 and can't get out.. | | | | Trapper, if you're talking about a cell phone here, 911 will only work when | you can get a signal strength sufficient to make the call. In other words, | if you can't use your cell phone to make a regular call, it won't work for | 911 calls either. | | Bill | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.