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New service rates cell service at campgrounds and other RVer places

Imagine if there was a source of information about the strength — even basic availability — of cell service at campgrounds and RV parks across America. How many times have you arrived at your destination and found zero bars on your phone? That normally means no phone service or data service for connecting to hotspot devices.

The Dyrt, a popular app in the Apple and Google Play App Stores, is building a badly needed database of cell service coverage information that will allow its members to know before they arrive at their campground whether they will have cell service. Thousands of The Dyrt users throughout the U.S. have already opened up their phones and helped provide valuable cell service ratings for each major provider at 34,000 locations.

A vast majority of RVers want cell service data — from vanlifers who are working remotely on the road to families on a weekend getaway. Because campers report cell coverage information directly to The Dyrt app in real time, The Dyrt’s data on campsite connection speeds is more accurate and more up to date than most provider maps.

With a membership to The Dyrt and its apps, RVers can now know ahead of time whether they will be able to receive phone calls from their campsite, stream movies, or attend to business via the Internet. Cell service data is now visible on all campground listings on The Dyrt’s iOS, Android and web platforms. The company offers a free, 90-day trial membership.

Cell service map layers will soon be available with The Dyrt PRO. The Dyrt PRO currently provides map layers for National Parks, National Forests and Bureau of Land Management land, among other features.

About The Dyrt
The Dyrt helps campers find their ideal destinations by collecting reviews, photos and videos from fellow campers through its app. The Dyrt PRO enables campers to plan road trips, find free camping areas on public lands, use the app offline and more.

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Stephen Snure
1 month ago

RV Trip Wizard also has cell service availability referenced under the “Features” tab for each campground in their database. Just scroll down to the “Connectivity” section.

RSB
1 month ago

Campendium.com lists each cell service provider AND the strength of each.

Lorraine A Gehring
1 month ago

Campendium has better cell phone information than The Dyrt, and costs less.

Mike Sherman
1 month ago

Park owners should include info on cell service, and PSI on the water pressure on their website. I usually include the info when I write Yelp reviews.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Sherman

Ohhhhh – good idea! I’m gonna have to start doing that in my RV Campground reviews.

Luke
1 month ago

What the heck did we do before cell phones and WiFi??? SMH…..

chris
1 month ago
Reply to  Luke

guess

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  chris

Hi, Chris. When I was in school (back in the Dark Ages), we’d phone the library and the extremely patient librarian would put our call on hold while they went to look it up in a reference book or whatever. OY! Have a great day! 🙂 –Diane

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

Looking at Joan C’s map just reaffirms what I already ‘know’, which is that Verizon has better coverage. I started with them when they were “Airtouch”. I was a truck driver and quickly learned to love them, whatever name they called themselves.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tommy Molnar
Joan C
1 month ago

Instead of paying for Dyrt try this instead. This map of cell coverage is from the FCC as of May 15, 2021. Click on the boxes for your carrier(s). It includes AT&T, T-Mobile, USCellular, and Verizon, including data and voice (separate boxes to check). One more note – it worked on my iPad but not my phone.

https://fcc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=6c1b2e73d9d749cdb7bc88a0d1bdd25b&fbclid=IwAR1wg9LsgNa9MyuTBJjIH58b2ol21r7XI_tzg3A1qEzzIyIQQwI1fQDmrfk

Paul S Goldberg
1 month ago
Reply to  Joan C

Was able to zoom in to get local coverage to the site.

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