Cellphone reception in CA national parks

Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
That vacation in the mountains is charming enough until Day 3 without cellphone reception.

So we did some homework for those of you considering excursions into the boonies this summer. We compared the coverage maps of the big four cellphone providers (available on their websites) with the boundaries of five of California’s most popular national parks: Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Sequoia, King’s Canyon and Yosemite.

Having cellphone coverage could be very helpful when you’re lost or wondering whether you really can eat those berries.

Turns out that wireless coverage is spotty in most of California’s national parks, but not everyone is similarly afflicted. Climb Yosemite’s Half Dome and pull out your BlackBerry to call your mom, and your phone might not work — even though the hipster in hiking boots next to you is chatting happily on his iPhone.
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