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Verizon calls in their special trailers to act as temporary cell sites at CES

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Verizon calls in their special trailers to act as temporary cell sites at CES
Ever wonder how all of those hundreds of  thousands of extra visitors to the CES at Las Vegas manage to get connected to their carrier's network to receive data or to make a call? You would think that with all of the media, corporate bigwigs and others attending the show, cellular service would be a bit sluggish or even non-existent at certain places and times.

To combat the large number of people with mobile devices, all trying to get a connection at the same time, the carriers call in their "bulls" or "cows". Those are the nicknames for the trailers that the carriers drive to locations to act as temporary cell sites. The guys from Engadget got to get a look at the inside of a Verizon trailer, and came away with the picture below. It is just one of eight trailers that Verizon is employing for CES 2012.

Trailers like the one in the picture will allow us to keep you fully updated on what is going on at CES 2012. In past years, we told you about the unveiling of such devices as the Palm Pre and the Motorola DROID BIONIC. Keep checking in with us at PhoneArena for our first-hand reports on all of the activities, starting Sunday.

source: Engadget

The inside of one of Verizon's trailers that act as a temporary cell site

The inside of one of Verizon's trailers that act as a temporary cell site


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posted on 07 Jan 2012, 08:28 5

1. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Be kinda embarrasing for yet another LTE outage.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 09:40

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Dont worry big red is on the job....

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 13:19

3. jaabubby (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


Wouldn't that be funny! LTE down again! LOL

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