No they use towers. A lot of places here won't get a signal. I was very lucky when I lived on a mountain last year. We just got it and its all we had option for.
Most of the Rockies won't get a signal except in the towns and some don't even. Technology is very poor here. They just did some upgrades here in our town but most really suck. I've been through it all before, the internet stick only works where there's cell signal and that's very little. If you break down or are lost in the mountains you mostly have no cell :(
Its funny cause you would think as you say satellite but only the towers pick up from the satellite so its still poor. I will expect Drumheller will have a tower but may not even. And most of the trip on the road we will have none either.
Haha! I'm a lifelong sea captain and a master navigator. We'll be fine :P
And also where ever we do have a signal we also have a GPS receiver that hooks to the laptop with Microsoft Streets and Trips and I also have back road maps for a lot of the region This time we will venture right into the bad lands and I'm looking forward :)
Haha! Yes and a whole lot easier :D
I traveled back roads all my life as well and was an avid hunter as well when I was young :)
I guess I have as good of a chance as it gets. The sun and the stars look the same on land as they do on the sea ;)
If you look at this coverage map you can see some yellow in between the red. The red on the left (biggest blob) is where we will be camping the first 2 nights so it should be OK. I see they have really added to the range but to the left of that is a big bare spot and that's the mountains with no coverage. We are the small red to the left a bit more. After we travel again we hit the province with the yellow. It should be OK on the highways but we will be just travelling through in 6 hours or so and back to good coverage again. It looks pretty good. They made a lot of upgrades since last year, Still maybe the badlands might not have coverage. We will see :) Also my laptop is very slow and the wireless is very expensive too so I will use it minimal but I will be driving too so only will be online at night. It should be great though. http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless_network?setLanguage=en&cm_mmc=Redirects-_-Consumer_Wireless_Eng-_-Network_0909-_-fastest
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Harmony Smur : You're pushy, aren't you?!