iPhone coverage on I-15 from Riverside to Vegas

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  1. jpine macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone. I'd like to hear from anyone drives the I-15 from Riverside to Vegas who has an iPhone. Specifically, are there any or many dead zones? The last thing I want is to have car trouble in the no man's land and no phone service. Looking to jump from Verizon in a few days when the new iPhone comes out. I will reconsider if the coverage is not good.
     
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  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I lost service close to Primm but picked it back up in Primm. I believe I also lost it right after I left Barstow, you know that windy ridge where Del Taco and Bob's Big Boy sits? I lost it right out of there for a few miles.
    Coverage maps are BS. Plain and simple.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Well what do you expect, that route is mainly desert so you will of course encounter some dead spots.
     
  5. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    ATT sucks along that road...you won't have 3G for most of that stretch, let along a usable voice signal.
     
  6. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    Your reception will suck. I live in Riverside and when I go to Utah or Las Vegas out that way my reception sucks. I don't have an iPhone [yet!], but my Samsung Propel really gets terrible reception on the way there. Mostly 3 bars and EDGE. No 3G. My sister has the first gen iPhone and she had about 3 bars.
     
  7. JRomero macrumors regular

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    Before I moved here to Las Vegas, I used to commute every weekend between Southern California and here. I had signal most of the way. Yeah, there are a few dead spots sporadically, but they only last for a second or two. I wouldn't be expecting full 3G coverage out in the middle of the desert, but as far as a fair signal for emergency services go, you'll be fine.
     
  8. jpine thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone. Looks like the consensus leans towards service that is good enough for emergency purposes.
     
  9. cashsimpson macrumors member

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    Like he said, i live in vegas too and head to fresno and so cal every once in a while and get only sporadic little outages...they dont last long, barely noticable.
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Lost signal a mile after leaving Barstow and got it back around less than a mile. Also, in the final curve before hitting the straight drive before reaching State Line/Prime Valley, I lost signal for a few seconds. Also, nearby Baker, I found a low signal spot.

    After that, all trip had strong solid signal and surprisingly very fast internet considering I was on EDGE. I downloaded a song faster on I-15 than I do normally in a metro area... I wonder why:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     

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