The U.S. Town With No Cell Phones or Wi-Fi | National Geographic

The U.S. Town With No Cell Phones or Wi-Fi | National Geographic

Pocahontas County in West Virginia falls within the National Radio Quiet Zone. It’s home to quiet country living, friendly people, and one of the most impressive engineering marvels in the world—the Green Bank Telescope. The GBT measures radio waves from throughout the universe, but due to the telescope’s extreme sensitivity, any operating wireless device can have a negative effect on its observations. But to the people who live in the NRQZ, the restrictions and the quiet, peaceful life that comes with them are welcome.
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50 Comments

  1. Kayla Tribbett on June 17, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    how do you survive?

  2. Dale Kinnison on June 17, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    This is not true! I live 5 minutes from the observatory and have wifi and so do a lot of residents in the area. I have wifi calling on my cellphone, a microwave, and numerous other electronic devices. There is no wifi on observatory property only. Videos like this are misleading and not true.

  3. ct_artz on June 17, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    If God is wiiling, i wanna move and live there

  4. Forever Youwillbe on June 17, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    I’m thinking of moving to that place with my teenager son.

  5. Phillip Mulligan on June 17, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Eventually, all these telescopes will be in deep space or on the far side of the moon. You can’t just deny basic infrastructure needs of people who have already used it. These people have never experienced such modern necessities and learned to live without it. This location is quite literally in a time warp of about 50 years into the past.

  6. Mandate this ✌️ on June 17, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Born in 1961, i hate technology, its a complete waste of time, and ive watched it destroy my kids and now my grandchildren….. we will pay dearly for this global mistake, mark my words………. I’d love to create a tech free zone. And live there.the irony of it all is; I’m pounding away on my keyboard as we speak.
    I truly hate the world we live in now….

  7. Crimson Clover on June 17, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Only diesel ? So you’d have to drive somewhere else to buy gas .ok then

  8. Tracy Beckham on June 17, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    I wonder if they allow CB radios?

  9. Xxyvng68 on June 17, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Would be nice to live here for a little bit.i need a break

  10. Bonnie Burton on June 17, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Yes be thankful for what you get I don’t know I am what is just a cell phone some people may only have a TV i think God for fresh start every morning and so much is happened to me as bad to say any hardships I pray for people that are going though alot god bless

  11. Ms. Qunia on June 17, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Oh my God are you telling me that those people are actually still alive? How are they surviving without taking selfies? Lol

  12. elkgroveflorin on June 17, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    MAGA! LOL

  13. Patricia Sizemore on June 17, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    This is were i NEED to live , away from all the EMF’s

  14. Voice & Guitar project on June 17, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Wow, my dream getting rid of this internet addiction. Recently I have installed an app that reads the news, that keeps away the device or looking to the screen.

  15. ♡SARAH♡ on June 17, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Protect it!

  16. elkgroveflorin on June 17, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    MAGA! LOL

  17. narayana komanduru on June 17, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    How to stay there?

  18. Serita Mathias on June 17, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Cannot take android phone to husband house Sir

  19. Last Camper on June 17, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Packing now.

  20. Shane Skaalerud on June 17, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    I lived through the 80s and 90s without technology. Thank God for technology because I would be sad, and alone.

  21. Clutch 5sp on June 17, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    I never bought into the cellphone thing. Hate being chained to a desk or a phone. People think I’m crazy not owning a cell phone, but I’m $100 per month wealthier than them. No TV service either. Life is simpler without these 2-things.

  22. Matthew on June 17, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    How can we get Congress to make more quiet zones?

  23. Millevenon 585 on June 17, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Great setting for the walking dead

  24. Prem Shagor on June 17, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    wish i could go there.
    love from Bangladesh 🇧🇩🖤

  25. Andre Dominic Luarez on June 17, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Imagine getting lost there and all u got is ir phone AHHABHAHAH

  26. Me on June 17, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Life was better without cell phones. Now employers expect you to be available 24/7…and they’re not even paying for your cellphone.

  27. Scotty B on June 17, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    you need wifi for imessage bozo

  28. Kenneth Cummings on June 17, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Sounds like rural Utah

  29. Angel Anela July on June 17, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    I would leave Hawaii for this town. I have a horse anyway. Do you know how hard it is to have a green pasture on a rock?

  30. Lucas McClure on June 17, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    My uncle helped paint that tower thing

  31. Simon Tatchell on June 17, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    would love to know the cancer statistics

  32. Lucas McClure on June 17, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    We have phones

  33. Craig Clemens on June 17, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Shameful ! They could have made this on one of the islands in pacific but the govt preys on poor people in counties in WV

  34. vmobile890 on June 17, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    There is a choice people don’t have to have a cell phone or computer . I use a computer mostly same as a library and research . Cancelled cable and satellite tv 20 years ago and have basic antenna tv . Cancelled land line telephone for prepaid telephone for basic phone use .
    And I have the choice of turning off the computer and tv any time . Only news I need to listen to or watch is what’s happening local for 20 miles in any direction .

  35. Boo Perry on June 17, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    What planet is this on

  36. AustinRamos71to2 on June 17, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    I’m pretty sure bugs don’t control the world of short people

  37. Lucas McClure on June 17, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Im 14 and i have lots of friends here its calm

  38. givemepussygirlexchangetomyemails on June 17, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    this is my dreams and my freedom of my heart and mind soul ❤️ no one disturbing in my life and my plan in my lifestyle i love this place its feels like heaven and no stress and depression and no bully person using technology signal gps and satellite users tripper’s so want make me crazy and hold stop my powers and energy for short tired to go to work..i want to escape this maze world who can help me here !! 🙏 I want to feel once again feeling freedom in life to live where i want to go keep think straight no bad thought’s and keep think straight always in positive ways to everyone and on public its feel like no more sorrow and sad/mad ways always motivated in act of time i want this place so no one can judge me only GOD

  39. FarScape on June 17, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    How can you hear anything past all our satellites? And what happens with that rover on Mars already?

  40. Caleb M. F on June 17, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    I bet time is slower there. Must be nice

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  42. S Nap on June 17, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Wish I lived in that. Cells and social media wrecked humans. It messes with the dopamine and reward system. Wish I could just live like a human being vs get addicted to phones

  43. raptorrochester on June 17, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    You don’t have cell phones here? How do you live? Amish guy… hold my milk…

  44. christina. harrison on June 17, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    They sit on the porch and watch the weeds grow.

  45. Caprio Mrówkicz on June 17, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Life in 1960s

  46. EL on June 17, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    I wish our town was a radio quiet zone!!!

  47. Alex M on June 17, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    No digital cameras?

  48. Hugh Simpson on June 17, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Great place to build one of my Eco-Villages out my dome kits we manufacture.

  49. elkgroveflorin on June 17, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Maga! Lol

  50. Kyle C on June 17, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    These people are living

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