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Elderly couple died tragic deaths in Catskills after failing to get cellphone signal

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ANDES -- An elderly Manhattan couple whose car became stuck near their wooded Catskills vacation home died after nine fruitless attempts to make a cellphone call for help and after the woman searched in vain for a neighbor. For more, see the New York Daily News story HERE. Arthur Morris, 88, slid their car down an embankment 60 feet from their vacation home on May 3 in Andes, about 30 miles southwest of Middleburgh, according ...

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May 11, 2012
4:17 p.m.

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Spotty cell service is no longer acceptable. Legislators, please put clout behind getting providers on this. They'll get paid. Coverage saves lives. Too much of Schoharie County is spotty. Enough is enough.

May 11, 2012
5:02 p.m.

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This is an example of where conservationist need to revisit the placing of cell towers that "destroy" the natural beauty. A cell tower would have saved a life. 'nuff said?

May 11, 2012
7:17 p.m.

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We have been waiting for cell phone service in Wells, NY too. This month we were without our land line even though I had called ahead to have the service turned on and had to wait a couple of days for service to resume. My husband is in his seventies and that didn't seem to matter if something went wrong.
So we had no cell service or land line and we were paying for both - nice huh?