AT&T Gophone coverage in Neversink, NY
Worst phone I ever had. I can stand next to someone talking on their cellphone, and I can't get a signal. Happens a lot.
Thanks for your comments. I haven't seen any complaints like this about this phone. Do you know if the person you were standing next to also had a cellphone on the AT&T or T-Mobile networks. I say this because I was recently on the outskirts of Philadelphia (near Fairmount Park) and I got very poor reception on my LG 900g in the hotel we stayed in. Luckily we got good reception with a Samsung phone we had with us.
There's a good chance your W260g Tracfone uses the AT&T Gophone network, so I checked their Gophone coverage viewer and typed in the zipcode I found for Neversink, NY (12765). The resulting coverage map showed areas of moderate coverage and areas of no coverage. To see what alternatives you have, I also checked the coverage for Verizon Prepaid phones and also found areas of coverage and no coverage. I've attached two screenshots which both show Rt. 55 so you can get some idea.
Of course, it's possible there is a problem with your particular handset.
Hope this helps.