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    Re: Run Flat Tires?

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    Poseur (dweiser) said:
    Very similar to my types of drives and my concerns old hand to OldMan. A cell phone won't even work in the mountains where I live/drive so Porsche's "wonderful" roadside assistance isn't much help if one can't reach them.
    I wonder who here could bring this request (run flat tires for the 997) to Porsche and to those tire companies that make tires for the 997?



    You might want to try Verizon. I use to have AT&T and during my trips had no coverage. With Verizon my coverage have been great. Now I am sure there is a dead spot here or there but I have coverage all the way to Boone.

    Just a thought.

    Re: Run Flat Tires?

    Thanks bstew! I'll check with Verizon tomorrow.
    Sprint claims to work in these mountains too.

    Re: Run Flat Tires?

    I am reminded of the Tom Waits song, went something like this ........
    "You aint got no spare, you ain't got no jack,
    You don't give a SH*T, you ain't never comin' back."


    Don

    Re: Run Flat Tires?

    For all those (2 ?) of us with new Porsches but no cell phone to call Roadside Assistance, I may have found a solution to be used solely in the P-car to call for assistance. I didn't want to spring for a monthly plan that would cost $45 plus the phone ($100 to $200) so I went to Wal-Mart and bought a TracFone. The cell phone is a Nokia (reconditioned so I hear) for under $20. A "year" card with 150 minutes was $89.72 and they CAN be rolled over. A car charger was $7.44. Total cost $131.59 with tax and I'm good to go for a year. Also, TracFone uses Verizon's towers and Verizon has the best coverage, at least here in these mountains.

    Re: Run Flat Tires?

    You do have a brand new Porsche, but don't have a cell phone???

    Wow!

    I commend you, sir!

    Re: Run Flat Tires?

    Well, I'm retired so don't need one for business.
    Plus, they haven't (yet anyway) allowed cell towers to be built (and make fugly) all over these mountains so a signal isn't always an attainable thing. I like gadgets so I've brought a couple of cell phones home to try them but was unable to get a signal at my home.

     
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