Check Facebook on Mount Everest!

Posted: November 30, 2010 by jerkmag in SURF -- tech, VAULT -- archives

A private telecom firm introduced 3G services to the region around Mt. Everest. You can now say you climbed the tallest mountain and made the highest elevated phone call. In the past, climbers had to invest in expensive high-tech phones that allowed them to report their status at home. Now the rates are much cheaper, and climbers can also send pictures, videos and tweet about their progress.

~Nicole Fisher


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