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    How was 2013? Are all the carriers pretty much the same?

    I'm not expecting much but at the same time the crowd is smaller than EDC (my only experience). Las Vegas also has a lot of spectrum issues so I really expect nothing at EDC. However, are texts getting through at Coachella? Data? Photos?

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    Texting is decent. Just make sure to time stamp your messages so that people know if they are getting delayed. Data gets sluggish as the day goes on.

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    AT&T has been a nightmare every year after 3pm, and pre-determined meet-up spots for your friends are much more reliable than texts. Apparently the other carriers are a bit less troublesome than AT&T.

    Also, avoid using iMessage.

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    All I know is there better be enough cell service each Sunday night after the fest to watch Game of Thrones on HBOGo.

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    in my experience texts would go through 20-30 late but i plan on being off the grid for the weekend.

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    New tower added....last year was decent for at-t
    better off not planning on using it.

    75k in a small area all using the same towers

    I used to recommend walkie talkies - but with so many people there using them...they are worthless.

    I have top end motorolla because so many using the same channels...it's all chatter talk over one another...
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    took walkie talkies last year, such a waste. Time stamp texts and plan ahead is about all you can do. Phone calls will go through sporadically but, yeah, at night...not happening.

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    Verizon has been OK for me the last five years.
    I have been to concerts. I will go to concerts in the future.

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    i get more service with my carrier pigeons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemz View Post
    took walkie talkies last year, such a waste. Time stamp texts and plan ahead is about all you can do. Phone calls will go through sporadically but, yeah, at night...not happening.
    couldn't have said it better
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    Sprint is fucking horrible. I've switched to verizon so I'm hoping its better this year.

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    I have Sprint, last year was fine for me.
    Not that I used it too much.
    But when I did, it worked well enough.
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    and just a little reminder: if you're trying to post pictures or video to facebook/instagram/etc you are the reason why service is shit. save it for monday
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepiratepenguin View Post
    AT&T has been a nightmare every year after 3pm, and pre-determined meet-up spots for your friends are much more reliable than texts. Apparently the other carriers are a bit less troublesome than AT&T.

    Also, avoid using iMessage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonmitz View Post
    that's set up for SXSW... I don't see anywhere they have this planned for Coachella

    I agree with the post stating facebook/insta/etc should wait till Monday anyway.

    and there is NO reason to tape a show...someone is doing it a lot closer than you....have fun and dance rather than hold your phone in one spot looking like a fool...you can see someone else's MUCH better video on youtube later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemz View Post
    took walkie talkies last year, such a waste. Time stamp texts and plan ahead is about all you can do. Phone calls will go through sporadically but, yeah, at night...not happening.
    I do ask though because high end two way radios will have 100+ channels. Are you telling me that 100+ channels are all occupied with people?

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    Honestly I recommend buying a boost mobile burner phone for the weekend. Boost is the only carrier that really works on the fields. Also they are a real cool company that understands my values.
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    Boost Mobile is just a Sprint subsidiary/MVNO so you should get the same service from a Sprint phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stochasticism View Post
    Boost Mobile is just a Sprint subsidiary/MVNO so you should get the same service from a Sprint phone.
    Sprint doesn't understand me like boost tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo580 View Post
    I do ask though because high end two way radios will have 100+ channels. Are you telling me that 100+ channels are all occupied with people?
    it's more like good luck hearing anything when you're even remotely close to any stage. also how will you know when your friends are trying to reach you? you cant rely on the "BEEP" button to get their attention because like your voice, it will be really hard to hear unless you're away from everything. you can give it a go, just don't rely on that as your only source of contact
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    Leave your phones at home.
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