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ShortStorie
09-19-2005, 07:02 PM
I'm thinking about getting a cell phone so I can fish late without causing worries at home... And for emergency communication.

Those of you who use your cell phones on the lake... How good is the coverage of the Smithville area? What provider do you use?

"Honey, the crappie just started biting... No, that's not a juke box... It must be the radio on that pontoon boat across the cove... Yes, I hear girls laughing... They must be on the pontoon too... "

CrappieHead
09-20-2005, 12:07 AM
I'm thinking about getting a cell phone so I can fish late without causing worries at home... And for emergency communication.

Those of you who use your cell phones on the lake... How good is the coverage of the Smithville area? What provider do you use?

"Honey, the crappie just started biting... No, that's not a juke box... It must be the radio on that pontoon boat across the cove... Yes, I hear girls laughing... They must be on the pontoon too... "

I was night fishing out on Truman a couple of years ago when a pontoon boat tied up a couple 100 feet from us (maybe more). They were out partying. My wife (now my ex) and I could hear them very plain.
They had this one girl on there that was not going along with there program. We could hear her saying NO, NO I will not do that, No leave me alone. The guys kept on her and telling her is was a long swim to shore and the dock even more.
Thats the only time I have missed having my cell phone again. I got ride of it 3 or 4 years ago but have been thinking of getting another one.
She must have done what they wanted her to because she got quite and never heard anyone in the water.

ShortStorie
09-20-2005, 07:39 AM
My luck with the crappie isn't the best but I'm luckier than I deserve on the home front. I can be enjoying my retirement, harrassing the fish... and she will still fix supper after she gets home from work... Don't want to give her reason to change... I'm not THAT good a cook, either. (Big mess of crappie always puts a smile on her face)

CrappieOutlaw
09-20-2005, 02:42 PM
Damn, shortstorie you better keep that one...;) Hey Crappiehead we carry some communication in the glove box that you could have used that day, it would change his mind, cause it is a long swim but its a shorter trip to the bottom of the lake for him. Dont know about smithville but i never have luck with a phone on the water

ShortStorie
09-20-2005, 05:12 PM
Hey, Outlaw...Just noticed you're from Jefferson City... I lived there Kindergarten through 4th grade... (Lived on Hazelton Drive) Dad was a state park inspector... He didn't fish but I still remember a park employee handing me a spin casting rod/reel baited with a nightcrawler... Hooked a trout just long enough to hook me for life.

cook
09-21-2005, 03:51 AM
SS-never had a problem with cingular service in the smithville area-but then again-it usually stays in the car :):)

I do carry a de-activated cell on the boat,it still can call 911 in an emergency-Haven't had to try that yet.Thats about the only reason why I would want to be on a phone when I'm trying to fish.

wannalearn
09-21-2005, 05:43 PM
Very good signal with T-mobile but I dropped mine in the lake few month ago. :(

cook
09-22-2005, 08:32 PM
Good place for it!! :D