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member (13)member
09/25/2020 07:55AM
I will be finishing my trip by coming through Basswood to Fall Lake next week. Does anyone know how far up from Fall Lake I could get a cell signal to call for my pickup? I have ATT. Thanks.
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09/25/2020 08:49AM
I had coverage (ATT) on Pipestone Bay about half way up between Pipestone Falls and New York Island a few years ago.
09/25/2020 11:59AM

I am not sure what outfitter you are dealing with, but you should have a pre-arranged meeting time and plan accordingly. The cell phone may be a backup if something goes wrong like high winds, etc.
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09/25/2020 04:00PM
I was getting one bar of reception on United States Point last week. I have Verizon, but their coverages are almost identical up there.
Chris Terrell
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09/25/2020 04:27PM
I was at the top of Jackfish into Upper Basswood Falls area and had signal with my att service. That was 2019.
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09/25/2020 09:08PM
This year I was able to get service halfway down Jackfish Bay, surprisingly. Also scored service at lewis narrows and most of Pipestone. I have AT&T....
member (13)member
10/02/2020 01:48PM
Thank you for the replies. I was able to use my phone to call and text my wife from the Lewis Narrows on Pipestone Bay. Everything worked out well.
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10/03/2020 10:13PM
Not sure in that section, but I had coverage on Indiana Lake, through Back Bay and Hoist Bay...
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10/04/2020 06:31AM
In the era of TDMA, I got 4 bars on Ranger Bay with ATT and a chunky Nokia phone. Ah, the good old days when all phones did was make voice calls....
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10/05/2020 07:29AM
With AT&T I have had reception on North bay, Sunday lake and sometimes Agnes.
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