T-Mobile in WY Medicine Bow NF

Singapore_swing

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I lucked out and drew a WY Gen tag for this year. I’ll be focusing on units 110, 9, that area.

Anyone ever hang in the national forest with T-Mobile? How’s the coverage? I don’t need 5G data or anything like that; just the ability to check in with the wife via text.
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bowhunter307

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Not sure if this helps but I've hunted 110 for 15 years and there's hardly any Verizon coverage in that entire area unless you climb to a tall NW facing knob. But AT&T and union wireless always seemed to have service almost everywhere in there.

Maybe check to see if t mobile shares towers with any of those I mentioned and that might answer your question.

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Not sure if this helps but I've hunted 110 for 15 years and there's hardly any Verizon coverage in that entire area unless you climb to a tall NW facing knob. But AT&T and union wireless always seemed to have service almost everywhere in there.

Maybe check to see if t mobile shares towers with any of those I mentioned and that might answer your question.

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That is very helpful. Thanks! I’ll definitely bug you about 110 as well!
 

bobr1

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Check coverage maps. I’m not 100% on Wyoming but in Montana Verizon is basically the only provider that gets reception in a lot of the remote areas of the state. I switched shortly after an antelope hunt when I was having to use my inreach to let me wife know I was alive. And my buddies were sending each other images, videos, texts and making voice calls.
 

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I lucked out and drew a WY Gen tag for this year. I’ll be focusing on units 110, 9, that area.

Anyone ever hang in the national forest with T-Mobile? How’s the coverage? I don’t need 5G data or anything like that; just the ability to check in with the wife via text.
Thanks!
You might want to research the Mullen Fire... had a pretty negative impact on the entire region. Like all general areas, there are some elk but it isn't what it was. Cell coverage stinks in general. As mentioned, Union/AT&T has some coverage but it isn't great.
 
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Singapore_swing

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You might want to research the Mullen Fire... had a pretty negative impact on the entire region. Like all general areas, there are some elk but it isn't what it was. Cell coverage stinks in general. As mentioned, Union/AT&T has some coverage but it isn't great.
Absolutely. I was planning on bugging you WY folk about the green up later this summer as it will have been 2 years.

I figured the T-Mobile coverage is roaming on ATT/union at best.
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bobr1

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Yes I’ve seen this. But as you know these maps are rather suspect, especially the areas marked “partner”.

Zoleo it is!



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On your hunt
Yes I’ve seen this. But as you know these maps are rather suspect, especially the areas marked “partner”.

Zoleo it is!
I honestly don't know anything about Zoleo, but if it uses the same satellites as the In-reach (Garmin), then go for it. The Inreach I have allows for bluetooth syncing to your phone and makes it very easy to send and receive messages. But again, I have never used the Zoleo, and don't know anything about it. But regardless, I don't think you will regret having a sat messenger if your lose cell reception.
 

grfox92

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Yeah you'll have a very difficult time getting cell phone signal anywhere in those mountains regardless of your carrier.

I have Verizon and was able to get cell phone service in one very specific area. I was actually very surprised. But I was on the very top and had a clear open view through a valley down to the bottom where I could see some private ranches and roads so I'm guessing I had a path to a cell tower through there.

Otherwise I would plan on having some type of satellite communicator.

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There is a large Wyoming cell provider call Union, they allow T-Mobile to roam of their towers. You'll have service for calling and texting in a fair amount of spots, but data will be nonexistent.

Look at the Union coverage map, that give you a good idea.
 
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