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benelli_dude2002

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benelli_dude2002

There is a new cell tower just on the west side of Williams. Hopefully this will cover the south side of the lake a little better. I wanna say its Alltel. Just thought I would pass it on or maybe yall knew that already. happy hunting

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Kaz

benelli: I'm not sure how long ago they changed from annalog to digital, but my signal has been much better almost all summer. The battery also lasts as long as it does down in the Twin Cities. It use to keep a charge only half a day. The signal in my house is also much stronger too and I can walk around the house without leaning into a window on the south side. Progress my friend, don't you love it!! COME ON ICE!!! GET READY IT'S COMING.. Kaz grin.gif

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GRAND DAD

oh I hope my cell works up there now it really suck's going up there for 3 weeks ice fishing and not haveing my phone working

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woodsmanmn

Great, now work can bug me on LOW....

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fivebucks

Just got back from there and the tower is not operational yet I don't think. I had exact same coverage as the past several years which is decent reception with verizon.

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12lb8oz

You guys that complain about it working....Don't you know you just act, FROM DAY 1, like it doesn't work up there. Caller ID, you just accept calls you want and don't answer the ones you don't. Easy

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Jager

LOL!!!!

Well said!

It reminds me of the time on Kab and my wife called.

Out of deep respect I answered.

The water heater wasn't working and while she was going off on what should she do I hooked a nice walleye.

I had to set the phone down to land it and when I picked the phone back up she was still talking.

I never told her this.

In the end I suggested she call her dad.

He's a retired plumber.

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icemiester71

`nuff said! Those things have off buttons.

I dont know about Alltel and their towers. They just put a new one up in Greenbush and dont work wortha crap if ya ask me and Unicell customers, no difference in bars (barely 1 to begin with). Different story i guess if you have Alltel, it works good.

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dougger222

If it's Alltel that would be cool. Have had Midwest Wireless just for ice fishing for a couple Winters and now there Alltel of course.

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curt quesnell

A tower in Greenbush isnt going to make a difference

on the lake. There was a serious hole in cell service

from Badger to Middle River, and now is seems at least

a little better. It must be the Greenbush tower.

If you want good service on the lake, get an external

antenna...problem solved.

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icemiester71

No im just sayin i heard alltel put the new tower in GB and it doesnt do much if u hav unicell.

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NAMASafetyDirector

That new tower in Williams is AWESOME!! My dad lives 1 mile from it and I got cut off from him 3 times this week! Not sure what's up with that one?? Anyone confused.gif

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Kaz

NAMA It's a possibility that your on a different system and the signal strength from the other system over powers your phone because your so close to the tower causeing a "Desense" of your phone. Unless it's a duel tower, meaning it carries both systems, you may not be benefiting from it. That would cause the dropped call. Or another reason is your phone is not set up to search for other networks. Call your provider and explain what happened, they should be able correct the problem or at least explain why your having trouble.. Kaz

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NAMASafetyDirector

I'll give em' a call! Thanks Kaz~ cool.gif

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shefland

If you really need phone coverage, and I don't, but I was tired of ruining those little hand held cell phones, they do not like water! frown.gif Motorola recently came out with a new bag phone! digital! it is awesome, everywhere I have been on the Rainy it works perfect! when before there were dead spots everywhere. Big, yes, numbers I can see, yes, my pumkins can push the numbers, I love this phone, speaker phone, yhou can talk while landing your walleyes, My provider is unicell

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shefland

also the south end of Lake of the Woods, and the NW Angle!

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benelli_dude2002

my guess the tower aint operational yet? I usually got a good signal on my way to warroad even before the tower was up. Can you hear me now? lol

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