[Cdt-l] Pocketmail on the CDT

Karen Somers kborski at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 6 13:59:56 CDT 2008

Yes, I did mean to send out to the list -- thanks, Mags.
I actually had a hard time in Montana on the CDT (only state I was lucky enough to be in) using my pocketmail device on pay phones.  Many of them are already digital service even though the phones themselves are often ancient.

--- On Fri, 6/6/08, Paul Magnanti <pmags at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Paul Magnanti <pmags at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Pocketmail on the CDT
To: kborski at yahoo.com
Cc: "CDT MailingList" <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Date: Friday, June 6, 2008, 1:29 PM

----- Original Message ----
From: Karen Somers <kborski at yahoo.com>
To: Paul Magnanti <pmags at yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, June 6, 2008 12:15:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Pocketmail on the CDT

>From what I have read, PM is on the way out, meaning I read that they are discontinuing their service.  You should read their web site carefully before buying into the plan.  
Too bad.  It's understandable in today's technology market, but it is still a great tool for hikers.  I used one last year.  The only disadvantage I found is that with many of the newer digital pay phones, it would not connect or transfer data.  Also, it's getting harder to find pay phones in general.

(Nocona sent this e-mail to me directly..but I think she meant to share the e-mail with all of CDT-L)

All good points.  I'd double check their financial health, too. The company may be here NOW...at the end of the year or 2009? Who knows.

I will also say that it is mainly older pay phones off on the CDT corridor and that in the older motels we tend to stay in, there are analog phones in the room you can still use.

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