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 Post subject: Re: Radio
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Had some nice chats on the road last week, but there were also quite a few 'robot' drivers as well.....

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 Post subject: Cellphone reception
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Please can anyone help - we are going to be in Twee Riviern, Urikerus, Nossob, Groot Kolk, Gharagap & Mata Mata - besides Twee Rivieren is there any other place with cellphone reception. We are going to be in the park for nearly 3 weeks and need to be able to make contact with our office -even once. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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Mata-mata has some. Sometimes. Nossob might have it, but that I do not know.

From Urikaruus you can drive to Twee Rivieren, about 10 kilometers from TR you have reception. And that drive is a good one...

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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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Some info here sandals :)
Unless some of our forumites know more?

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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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TR, Kielie Krankie and Gharagab(roaming from Namibia side) The other places I haven't had any reception.
With Sat phone you will have reception everywhere. :D :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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Just been to the Park, reception at TR is fine, didn't chack Mata Mata.
Nossob & Urikaruus, didn't have reception.
Apparently with a Namibian SIM card, you can get reception in Grootkolk

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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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In KK the sms ssss waiting to be delivered came in at night and at the same time ours were send....
In Urikarus you do get a signal from Namibia but it s very weak (thats what our neighbours told us with a Nam phone)






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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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Hi sandals
looking at your itinery, you will only have reception at Twee Rivieren. If you are desperate, the drive from Urikaruus is about 65km, so it is quiet do-able in two hours

The other camps are a bit too far away, so make your plans around that.

Enjoy :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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If your cellphone has roaming on it, you'll have a namibia signal in Gharagab........especially when on the lookout tower.

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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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We rented a satellite phone for our visit in May, we didn't use it, but took it with just in case of emergencies, because we were going to Gharaghab, and one never knows what could happen out there. It's well worth it, to have peace of mind, and in case somebody needs to contact you from "home" We tried the signal from the look-out at Gharaghab, sent some sms's but they were never delivered. Couldn't phone, the signal was too weak.

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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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Mercifully only 2R has reliable cellphone reception sandals, so you will have to ride down there a few times to connect.

Should not be too onerous as the area is cooking at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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Hi Sandals

Good reception at Tweerivieren. A little bit at Kieliekrankie - OK for SMS but not too good for conversation. At Grootkolk there is a tiny bit of reception (literally 1 sq m) near the entrance to the camp. Gharagab fantastic reception via Namibia if you have international roaming - I even got e-mails on my Blackberry there!! Good luck - have a fantastic trip!!

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 Post subject: Re: Cellphone reception
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THank you all for the info - we will investigate the Satellite phone also.


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 Post subject: Network coverage in KTP
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Hi forumites
Excitement has reached the roof with less than a month to our very first trip to the KTP. I wanted to find out about cell phone coverage in the park, where exactly will I have signal and if I activate roaming will that help? Also which network works the best? Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Network coverage in KTP
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Hi, Twee Rivieren has got coverage and Kielie Krankie has got a weak signal(Depends on the wind). Roaming at Gharagab and Grootkolk.(Very weak signal, depends on the wind) :thumbs_up:


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