Friday, June 29, 2007

You Can Have Her

Here is a quick message to Verizon Wireless (VZW) – great job getting coverage all over the prairies of North Dakota. I got better reception in the middle of nowhere – sorry North Dakotans, but you must admit that this place is pretty remote – than in Augusta, ME. Granted you can probably put a tower in Minot and cover 90% of the state, but I really am getting GREAT coverage.

Crossing the boarder into Montana and VZW is nowhere to be found. We go for hours with a limited roaming signal and then some places with one bar or no service. This happens through most of the state until you reach the Empire Builder’s mid-point coaling station. Why here, why in Havre, MT. The answer is simple; they got the best VZW in the state!

Seriously, check out Google and find out about this place. It is after all Montana’s eight largest city with a population of 9,600 souls. It is also the place where the Empire Builder chooses to re-fuel and we were able to get off the train and roam around the station and take some photos.

But most importantly, I was able to make and receive some phone calls to tell my friends and family my location.

As you can see by the photo, the origin of the name of this is in dispute, but apparently has something to do with a fight between two French Canadians over a woman.

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