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    I understand there are WiFi hotspots in the camping, VIP, and I heard something about an AT&T "Blueroom". Any chance at picking up an internet phone for the event? And, how big are these hotspots.

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    We have had no problems texting or talking--We just switched to TMobile from Sprint so I hope that works too!

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    i have a sprint phone, i have never had a problem with reception at coachella. never had a call that didnt go through on the first try. and i use it all the time at coachella

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    Good News!

    I saw them setting up a temporary cell phone tower at the site today! I don't remember that before, and it's probably not the only one. Hope to find better reception (or more capacity) at the festival this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogBisquit View Post
    Good News!

    I saw them setting up a temporary cell phone tower at the site today! I don't remember that before, and it's probably not the only one. Hope to find better reception (or more capacity) at the festival this year.
    Seriously? That's awesome.

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    I had great service at Coachella last year. I got better service there then I do in Vegas. I used my phone 6 or 7 times each day and I never got one dropped call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boboso View Post
    I had great service at Coachella last year. I got better service there then I do in Vegas. I used my phone 6 or 7 times each day and I never got one dropped call.
    Who's your provider. I've got Verizon and reception is good, but connection is spotty. Sprint users on this thread seem to be happy.

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    I have Sprint.

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    I have verizon and never had a problem with connections, reception or texts and I used them all quite a bit the last two years. I wonder how much each phones individual antenna's effect it. Me and my lady split up on several occasions and never had a problem connecting calls or texts.

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    that stinks. i guess i'll just make friends with whoever is standing next to me.

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    the big horn was a bad spot to meet at

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    I drove by the festival grounds earlier and they were building a temporary cell site. So Im guessing there will be better cell phone reception this year.

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    I haven't seen anyone mention Cingular, so I'm sure (especially since I have it) that reception's terrible with Cingular @ Coachella. Well, even if so, it's ok. I don't plan on being on the phone or texting to much. I'm there for the music!

    oh and walkie talkies are great. we're bringing a set of high dollar ones that i'm borrowing from my uncle. I just hope all the frequencies aren't taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluera View Post
    I'm there for the music!

    Fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kharm11 View Post
    if i can send/receive texts i think that'll be fine. just wondering if people had a lot of trouble last year sending texts.
    there were mad delays with sms last year, forget it, unreliable.

    use walkie talkies (im getting some beforehand) or set meeting times.

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    Sprint works

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmb555 View Post
    i have a sprint phone, i have never had a problem with reception at coachella. never had a call that didnt go through on the first try. and i use it all the time at coachella
    i'll throw in my 2 cents as well...both times i've been to the festival, i've had Sprint and i never had a problem with calls or text.

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    qwest is on sprint's network, so I imagine that'll work too.
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    I have Verizon. I had little to no reception in 06, but last year was fine.

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    No probs with TMo last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluera View Post
    I haven't seen anyone mention Cingular, so I'm sure (especially since I have it) that reception's terrible with Cingular @ Coachella. Well, even if so, it's ok. I don't plan on being on the phone or texting to much. I'm there for the music!
    I had (what was once called) Cingular and your assumption is correct. I got full bars of frequency on my phone but I couldn't receive/make/send phone calls or text until I was in my tent at night.

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    I have a question about the AT&T blue room. Will they recharge your shitty, obscure phone if you bring the charger? Last year I had a Razr with the convenient little USB hole, but then someone stole it after Rage, so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    qwest is on sprint's network, so I imagine that'll work too.
    my buddy who was with me in '06 had Qwest and had problems all weekend.

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    If you bring the charger? That's new, I don't see why not. Usually they'll have all sorts of chargers on hand and use them instead.

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    '04 i had no service (that was verizon, but i think it was more my phone than anything cause my boyfriend had verizon and he didn't have any service issues). i switched to sprint in '05 and haven't had a problem making/receiving calls or text messages at the venue since. i was wondering the same thing about bringing a charger. i would think so. they have outlets. i say bring it on friday and if not then just leave it the rest of the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thephatkat View Post
    my buddy who was with me in '06 had Qwest and had problems all weekend.
    I'm not sure if Qwest was on Sprint's network then, and it seems like 06 was a clusterfuck for cell reception anyway. I have Qwest this year, so we'll see. I used all-tel last year which worked fine.
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    Well in 2006 they insisted that they could not charge my phone. It was that piece of shit Nokia phone that was the cheapest phone available to Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T back in the day. So it wasn't even obscure. I've known ten people that had that thing.
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    I have sprint and had no issues at all last year. worked fine

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