No Rest On Mount Everest, Internet Climbs The Mountains
By on October 29th, 2010

I have known people who take a vacation to just relax and stay away from Internet. In fact, not so many years ago, travelling in a plane was comforting because you knew that you did not have access to the Internet. Then came in offline storage for , and a bunch of other services, which meant that you had access to content even on a plane. This was quickly followed up by Internet access on planes. See where we are headed.

Mount Everest Internet

If you thought that you could escape the Internet by climbing the highest mountain peak in the world; Mount Everest; think again. Ncell, a subsidiary of a Swedish phone giant TeliaSonera, has set up high speed 3G networks at an altitude of 5,200 meters in the Everest region.

"Today we made the (world’s) highest video call from Mount Everest base camp successfully. The coverage of the network will reach up to the peak of the Everest" Ncell Nepal chief Pasi Koistinen told reporters in Kathmandu on Thursday.

This means that you can no longer fool your wife when you say that you were busy climbing Mount Everest while you were busy playing golf, because you will now be able to make videos calls and surf the Internet on your mobile phones. Sigh, will we ever be able to get rid of the Internet? Do you think that they would have high speed internet in Heaven and Hell too?

(Source: AFP | Mount Everest Peak Image courtesy everest-2002.de)

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  • WNJONESJR

    MOUNT EVEREST? CAN ANYONE GO UP THERE ALIVE SO IM WONDERING IF THIS SITE IS FOR REAL OR NOT SO IF ITS NOT THEN ITS FRAUD

  • WNJONESJR

    TOO HIGH FOR ANYONE TO REALLY ESTABLISH THIS ON THAT MOUNTAIN, NO ONE CAN SURVIVE THAT MOUNTAIN OTHER THAN AN EXPERT.

  • idonotlikeit

    Wow…I hate the way the world is going with contact everywhere. When we go out as a family I have to wrestle the kids phones, ipods, etc. away from them so we can have so family time. My pet peeves are Facebook…people no one cares when you farted..and people who talk on their cell phones in public…no one wants to hear your private life…and all these companies do is come out with new stuff everyday so the capitalist society that we are treats all these electronics as disposalbe…and they end up ruining the planet. One more pet peeve…why can’t there be a universal charger? Why does every new phone need a new charger?
    Thank god I am a diver…don’t think I’ll see the GBR covered in cellphone anchors (towers)…

 
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