Answer: yes if it is AT&T or Sprint. No if it Verizon Wireless or T-Mobile.
As far as reception is concerned there are plenty of mountains so there are plenty of dead spots. Data connections are not too bad.
If you happen to be by a cruise ship chances are your cellphone won’t work their either. Rarely can I get my Sprint phone to work at Havensight when I am right next to a cruise ship.