Travelers, rejoice! Mount Everest now has 3G wireless accessibility! If you've ever wanted toÂ climb Mount Everest but were worried you wouldn't have 3G access, well, now you are worry free as Mount Everest picks up 3G signals and gives climbers the ability to connect while on the world's highest summit. No more missing those important e-mails or texts!
A wireless provider announced that it has successfully launched 3G, high-speed internet services for those attempting to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
Ncell, which is a subsidiary of the Swedish telecom company TeliaSonera, said the network will operate up to its 17,000 square-foot base campâ€”the last gathering stop before the final ascent to the top of mountain. It's all just another amazing feat of today's technology!
There will seven 3G base stations in the region, which will allowÂ climbers to use wireless internet and make video calls so that friends can see you actually did climb Mount Everest and aren't just saying so to seem cool.
"Today we made the (world's) highest video call from Mount Everest base camp successfully," Ncell Nepal chief Pasi Koistinen told AFP in Kathmandu on Thursday.
Previously, climbers trying to get to the top of 29,029-foot-peak of Mount Everest relied on satellite equipment that could break your bank and your back as you had toÂ carry it up the summit.Â Climbers could talk on their cell phones at the lower sections of the mountain, but could not go on the Web or make calls higher up the mountain.
"This will also be helpful, possibly, when there is an accident or an expedition mishap," said Ang Tshering Sherpa, a member of the International Mountain Protection Commission.
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