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Re: cell phone coverage in Penobscot Bay

Verizon is the best bet for coverage along the entire Maine Coast. I have both an AT&T and a Verizon phone, they are often side by side when cruising the Maine coast. AT&T often has zero coverage and with Verizon I am almost always better off... My Wife had a US Cellular work phone up until late last summer and it too was horrible. Her company is now on Verizon. There are still plenty of holes however and no cell coverage will get it all, especially in Pen Bay. Still, if I had to bring one phone to Pen Bay it would be the one on Verizon hands down.

Oh and the Verizon and AT&T "coverage maps" along the Maine Coast are nothing but a cruel joke....

This map shows our neighborhood..

Verizon has done numerous site surveys in this neighborhood, their regional sales manager used to live two houses away from us and had zero coverage, and they know damn well there is ZERO COVERAGE here due to the hill we are on. This map is the epitome of a joke.. This is why I also have an AT&T cell phone because the AT&T tower is on an island across the cove from us and we have great coverage from that AT&T tower. Verizon works great most everywhere else and AT&T sucks but at home my Verizon phone is a joke and their map is a flat out lie. Please, please please do not trust the Verizon "coverage maps". They are about as honest as Volkswagen emission claims...
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Re: cell phone coverage in Penobscot Bay

Thanks, Maine, we may have to give Verizon a try. We'll be spending much time around Vinalhaven - any idea what the coverage is like over there?

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Re: cell phone coverage in Penobscot Bay

I cruise Vinalhaven area every summer. The Verizon coverage is spotty to non-existent. Same with all the Islands in that area. I use a lot of text there since it works eventually. Hurricane Sound is outstanding for cruising. Visit Swans Island, Stonington, Merchants Row, and all the other Islands nearby. Beautiful area.

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