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Jul 13, 2016
Hey all,

My wife is preggers and she wants to be able to call me during the night should the need arise. I usually camp at Chapel pond but I don't think there is service there.

Anyone have any suggestions as to where to camp and get service? I'd prefer free, but would be willing to pay. I'd like to climb in the chapel pond area and/or pook-o-moonshine.

Thanks.

Sean (tommy)
TommyWiggins
From Nanuet, NY
Joined Apr 5, 2010
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Jul 14, 2016
The only place I can think of that'd be semi-legal is to sleep in your car at the Poke-O lot. Another not-really-legal option is in between the Cascade Lakes. They just installed a signal booster from Lake Placid so you now get 4G and a bunch of bars at the park (speaking from Verizon service, not sure about other carriers). If you don't have an in-car camping set up, you'd be asking for trouble to set a tent in either of these locations but depending on our leave of stealth, might be able to get away with it--really it all depends on your willingness to potentially get a ticket from a ranger. If you don't want to be hassled, you might want to see about springing for a night at the KV Hostel or something. ClimbLikeAGirl
From Keene Valley
Joined Jun 14, 2015
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Jul 14, 2016
Along the same lines as the above post, I've never been bothered sleeping in my car at the high peaks welcome center rest area on the north way. I get fine service there (Verizon). Not the most pleasant place but fairly well-located. John Pikus
From North Jersey
Joined Dec 23, 2014
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Jul 14, 2016
Sharp Bridge campground? It's two minutes to Deadwater and maybe ten to CP. Bill Kirby
From Baltimore Maryland
Joined Jul 21, 2012
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Jul 14, 2016
Verizon is sporadic at best. All the other carriers are non existent.

Poke-O you can get ATT and T-mobile
rocknice2
From Montreal, Quebec
Joined Nov 27, 2006
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Jul 14, 2016
Bill Kirby wrote:
Sharp Bridge campground? It's two minutes to Deadwater and maybe ten to CP.


stayed there for the july 4th week and we BARELY had any service for three nights (couldn't send or receive texts, calls dropped) but then randomly had service for two more days. Had verizon and ATT and verizon worked while AT&T did not.
Rob D.
From Brooklyn, NY
Joined May 18, 2011
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Jul 14, 2016
Thanks all. Sharp said they get Verizon. I'll give that a shot. TommyWiggins
From Nanuet, NY
Joined Apr 5, 2010
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Jul 14, 2016
If Sharp Bridge is a bust, the Keene Valley Hostel does a camp site for $15 which I believe includes use of the kitchen and bathrooms. Definitely will get good Verizon service there! ClimbLikeAGirl
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Jul 14, 2016
Good to know. Thanks. TommyWiggins
From Nanuet, NY
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Jul 19, 2016
Hey all,

Just got back. Verizon worked well at the campground.
TommyWiggins
From Nanuet, NY
Joined Apr 5, 2010
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Jul 21, 2016
We have Verizon and have camped at the Wilmington Notch campground. It's a bit of a drive to Chapel pond from there (like 20min or so) but we had cell service. Generalpoopface
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