When I decided to go on the trail, I decided NOT to have a cell phone. I figured that the reception wouldn’t be there when I needed it. I didn’t have a smart phone and wasn’t text-ing so didn’t see the need nor did I want to pay a bill every month. So my solution was to get a 7-inch tablet with wi-fi. This worked great at work, at home, at Starbucks, but hasn’t worked so well on the trail. There is no wi-fi on the trail and when we’ve picked up mail-drops in towns or at hostels, several of these places didn’t have wi-fi or even phone service. So I’ve been frustrated in not being able to post as much as I would have liked to. Maybe it will get better.