Rally cell phone coverage woes? Same story as always: 1.) Rural areas with limited population & industry, so carriers are understandably reticent to push new capacity in... 2.) Limited bandwidth capacity due to lower demand (per#1)... 3.) Organizers may not know about coverage due to where they live; half of our team (STPR) lives in upstate NY... 4.) We have followed NASA RallySport's lead in using Root Metrics for the plotting of a fair amount of the STPR area, but due to a variety of issues both technical and "staffing" we have mostly tried to use the very limited coverage for timing data transfer. I have to assume that we are probably relatively similar to other rallies. I have worked Sno*Drift, NEFR, BRS, STPR, RNY, & RWV and most of these issues have some influence.