Mount Everest gets 3G connectivity


If climbing to the top of Mount Everest is one of your life’s ambitions, then might we suggest you open a Facebook or Twitter account if you haven’t done so already. After all, you can now surf the Web as well as make phone calls via a regular GSM 3G network on Everest, so that equals to another blow to satellite phones if you want to communicate with those at the bottom of the mountain (and friends elsewhere around the world). Heck, video calls as well as FaceTime conversations will also be made possible from 17,388 feet above sea level. You can also tweet your exploits or update your Facebook status right there and then, thanks to network operator Ncell of Nepal.

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carl Says: October 30, 2010 at 3:04 am

That kind of takes the mystery out of the climb. Sure it is great for safety. Going it alone was part of the challenge. I wonder what that connection cost. Another step forward for technology, i just hope we don’t step on anything important. thanks

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