Topics covered in this article:
- Does Halo work without cell service?
- What if I don't have AT&T in my area?
If you intend to go to an area without WiFi or cellular coverage, the Halo Collar will still work to protect your dog. You should set up your Halo Fences before you leave, and they will work seamlessly upon your arrival. Halo Fences are stored in the collar's memory and won't be lost even if it loses power or an internet connection.
The Halo Collar currently uses AT&T and its partners to send and receive cellular data. However, the Halo Collar does not rely on cellular coverage for the GPS itself!
The only features that would be affected if your dog's Halo Collar does not have a cellular connection are its ability to send notifications to your phone, or to display its live location on your My Map screen. As long as you're able to connect to Wi-Fi while creating and editing your fences, you can send these changes from your phone to the collar without any issues.
After that, your Halo Fences will automatically communicate with your dog's Halo Collar through GPS. The Halo System will continue working autonomously to provide perfectly-timed feedback, and it will not require cellular, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth to function as it normally would. If you're within Bluetooth range of your dog, or if your dog's Halo Collar is in Wi-Fi range, you won't need a cellular connection at all--and you will still be able to receive notifications and see your dog's pet pin location on your My Map screen.
Other invisible dog fence systems are unable to track your dog's location, activity, and provide alerts as a basic function of the system. Even if you have limited AT&T cellular coverage, you will still have a better, safer fence system that doesn't require digging or damage, allows you to create up to 20 unique fences, works autonomously, provides feedback to keep your dog safe, and can even intelligently guide your dog back home.