John – Cell coverage has improved a lot over the northern tier of New York and New England over the last few years. Verizon has had the best coverage and probably remains the most popular service for residents up here. I recall service being pretty spotty in places we were camping and eating during the 90-Miler race in the Adirondacks last year. Cell coverage is better along the Missisquoi River (though you might need to climb a hill) in Vermont than it is further east in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where you’ll still find service at least occasionally. Finding cell coverage will be increasingly rare as you move through Maine. – K.