Hello! I'm driving from Indiana to Portland, OR at the end of the month, and I'm taking I-90 for a good stretch of the route (Minnesota to Ritzville, WA). I'm curious to hear from those who have driven that route–particularly the stretches in South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana–about cell phone service. My car is in decent shape, and doesn't have an excessive amount of miles on it for its age (120000)…but it's also 16 years old. So I should get a cell phone, at least for the drive. I'm not as worried about SD as I am about Wyoming and Montana up to Billings.
So, I'm asking two sets of questions:
If you've driven that route and have a cell phone, can you tell me:
–when you drove the route;
–which cell phone company and plan you were with;
–which phone you had; and
–how was service? (notable dead spots, etc.)
If you've driven that route at all, cell phone or no, please tell me which state you'd rather have a breakdown in without a cell phone, Wyoming or Montana before Billings? :-)
My thanks for any information you can provide me!