Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

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Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

Postby CampADK » Sat May 07, 2016 3:12 pm

Yes most people who head out camping to places like Fish Creek like the fact that there has been poor cell/internet service at Fish Creek. Yet there are some of us that can get out camping more if we can stay connected, including myself. Having said that, there is news that the APA has approved a Verizon tower in Lake Clear, just north of the campground which will provide us with 4G LTE service... not until 2017 however.

It will be located near Lake Clear on a hillside off of Forest Home Road, and will provide coverage for Lake Clear, Saranace Inn, West side of Upper Saranac down to about the Young Life Camp (ie upper half of Upper Saranac), Fish Creek Pond Campground (looks like maybe some of Rollins will get coverage too).

Read the whole article at http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.co ... id/562224/ (it may or may not display the whole article for you).
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Re: Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

Postby deerby » Sun May 08, 2016 10:35 am

Awesome news, thanks.
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Re: Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

Postby mistermatt1984 » Tue May 09, 2017 10:08 pm

Can someone let me know how the cell coverage is when they get up there this spring? :D
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Re: Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

Postby CampADK » Wed May 10, 2017 10:14 am

Checked last week. Seemed to be 2-3 sometimes 4 bars LTE but sometimes slipped to 1X. Not convinced yet this is the new tower. Might be just the lack of vegetation on the trees. Didn't seem to be a stronger signal in the Forest home area which is where the tower is.

Will likely be there next week so will follow up then.
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Re: Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

Postby Siriustoo » Wed May 24, 2017 12:48 pm

Hi Dave, Any update on the cell service at Fish Creek? Also what carrier were you using?
Unfortunately it looks like I'll need to check in a couple of times a day on my laptop during our June trip. Our campsite is in the 180's.
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Re: Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

Postby CampADK » Wed May 24, 2017 12:53 pm

Yes I did some test again last week and was getting mainly 2-3 bars LTE with verizon. The data throughput wasn't all that great, but it seems to be more reliable than last year thats for sure. One comment I heard was that the signal may not be all that great due to the use of the fake tree technic used to camoflash the tower.

The south site of Square pond was usually 2 bars LTE.

Like everywhere else in the ADKs, Verizon is the way to go.
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Re: Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

Postby Siriustoo » Wed May 24, 2017 1:00 pm

Thanks for the quick response. I've been roaming with Rogers for years, but I think it is time to pick up a Verizon sim. Most days I can barely get email.
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Re: Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

Postby karen230 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:01 am

Yay, maybe this year I won't have to go across the street from my site to pick up a signal and freeze where I am so I don't lose said signal, LOL.

But I am not telling anyone, I would rather they not know they can reach me by phone if need be cause you know they will need to!
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Re: Verizon Cell Tower Forthcoming in Lake Clear

Postby mistermatt1984 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:48 pm

CampADK wrote:Yes I did some test again last week and was getting mainly 2-3 bars LTE with verizon. The data throughput wasn't all that great, but it seems to be more reliable than last year thats for sure. One comment I heard was that the signal may not be all that great due to the use of the fake tree technic used to camoflash the tower.

The south site of Square pond was usually 2 bars LTE.

Like everywhere else in the ADKs, Verizon is the way to go.



Than you for the update. Unfortunately going to miss this year.

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