Did you see the pic's Vic sent...wow..they seem small. Lot smaller than the one I saw...but the price, is still a killer..but it seems it is the only way to go for folks like you and me. Up here we travel many miles along lonely hgwys. I would want Diane to have one as well as the shotgun in the back seat..It is nothing for us to travel 200 miles and only pass a few cars along the way.. " + " 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: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 8:44 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Advice Needed Trapper, occasionally, even if by mistake, the US gov does something sensible. There is a Federal mandate on cell phone providers to route all 911 cell calls as well as calls to the highway patrol - <*HP> here in North Carolina but different in other states. As for signal strength I don't think mountain height necessarily makes any difference in signal strength. Neither does line of sight. I live in the mountains and can see the towers of a cell site but cannot get a call through. I think they use directional antenna and can eliminate a specific area at their whim. Satellite phones would be our solution. Maybe someday they will be small and affordable..... Bill In a message dated 2/25/2003 3:03:39 AM Eastern Standard Time, trapper@xxxxxxx writes: 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.