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    Default Cell phone coverage

    Is it really that crappy?
    Should i bring some walkie talkies?

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    Good at the beginning of the day but later on it is really spotty and even text messages take quite some time to go through mostly due to the number of people on the network.
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    ^confirming what he said.
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    Coverage is great!

    Reliability is poor =/

    Most worthless 3g, 4g, LTE on earth but you'll have it.

    And Trailmix said, at night after the fest texts will start to roll in and once people start to roll in the day you'll start to lose texts again.
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    Default Re: Cell phone coverage

    Don't rely on it after 4pm or so. Set up designated meet points.

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    It's pretty bad, but apparently Verizon is better than AT&T.
    Walkies don't really work. There are so many people on every channel that it's pretty much impossible to communicate w/ your people. Plus there's no way if you can hear if you're by a stage, and you also don't want a walkie on speaker all weekend.

    Basically just text all weekend. And concrete texts, no "where are you." More like "Meet me at this specific location at 5:50 pm." You don't want any texts that require a response or conversation. And give the texts ample time to go through, sometimes it's immediate, sometimes it's a few hours.

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    How did anyone get by before the advent of all this technology?! Oh yeah, perfectly fine. Take a weekend away from it all, turns out to be even more enjoyable when you do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    How did anyone get by before the advent of all this technology?! Oh yeah, perfectly fine. Take a weekend away from it all, turns out to be even more enjoyable when you do so.
    Well it is important to know if you plan on meeting up with friends and such. If you are depending on it and then it does not work that would suck.
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    Count on NOT depending on it. That's the safest bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailmix View Post
    Well it is important to know if you plan on meeting up with friends and such. If you are depending on it and then it does not work that would suck.
    Set up times and a meeting point before going in. Give it 10 minutes, if people are there, cool. If not, try again at another designated time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    Set up times and a meeting point before going in. Give it 10 minutes, if people are there, cool. If not, try again at another designated time.
    I completely agree but if you did not know that your cell phone was going to not work you may not have made these plans ahead of time thus the op's question
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    You wont want to carry around walkies, trust me. Set a meeting point every few hours or so. Example: if you and your friends are at the sahara about to watch Knife Party, tell them, "If we get separated, meet in front of the nearest porto-potties after the show is over" or whatever. You'll need to continuously change meet up points due to scheduling. Youre not gonna want to leave your favorite artist mid-set just to meet your friend because you got separated. Plan. Plan. Plan. Plan-da-man. Bangarang...heh

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