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Crane Lake-Best Cell Phone Service provider?

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Just wondering what Cell Phone Service provider (if any) is best for the Crane Lake / Sandpoint Lake area.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Stizo

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Verizon does NOT work in Crane Lake . I believe" Cellular One " and it's affiliates own the tower. The service they have in Crane only is from the dump area to the narrows going into Sandpoint Lake so make your calls while in town .If you have Verizon call and complain so they will eventually tie into the system up there.I believe most of the other major providers do work.

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I have midwest and it doesn't work much up there. there is one spot on our island where it works, but otherwise it doesn't work.

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I have Cingular/AT&T and it works in town and parts of Crane. It doesn't work at our cabin on the north end...we have to boat across the lake near the two little islands to pick up a signal.

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I have Verizon and a cellular one phone and the cellone works on Crane but I have to stand at the end of my dock in East Bay to get reception. Now the Verizon does not work past Orr unless I am at my shack by Myrtle lake, there the Verizon works better than the cell one(strange).

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It's a cell one tower. I heard unless you have cell one, cingular or sprint you are out of luck. There's talk of another tower going up in buyck. Not sure of those particulars....

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Thanks all

Stizo

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Cell One, T-Mobile, Cingular all work in the town of Crane Lake and on the lake. Make your calls before going into the Narrows to SandPoint..

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Verizon has a tower about 5 miles South of Orr on a high ridge but they are hit and miss after 8 to 10 miles outside of that point. I can get good signals on 2 or 3 high ridges in different areas off the Echotrail. I also get a full signal at the intersetion of Hwy 53 and the Ash River Trail. At the end of the Ash River Trail it's good some days and nothing on others, but here again I go to the top of a ridge. Only one time did I get a good signal out on Kab near Wolf Island, but I must have been under a UFO because it's never worked again on the lake.

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