Last year my wife and I took the ferrys from Bellingham,WA to Seward, AK. Then rode back on the Alaska Highway. While we were gone the water line to our house broke. We were able to get it fixed over the cell-phone.
On the coast, the cell-phone will Not work.
When you get near a port it will work.
Inland at the major towns like Tok, Whitehorse, etc the cell worked fine. I am not sure of in between towns. There is always traffic on that road.
I have ATT cell service with a Nokia phone that is analog and digital.
I frowarded our hone phone to our cell #
I put voice-mail on the cell phone.
That way any calls going to our home phone or the cell phone would go to the cell phone voice-mail.
This worked well, every day we were talking to friends, plumbers. By the time we got home the new water line was fixed and buried. Have a good time. John