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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Good news: No selfies from World Cup. Bad news: No emergency calls either   (startribune.com) divider line 11
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2014-05-24 10:10:04 AM  
FTFA:  Experts say Cup visitors will discover that Brazil's mobile communications services are severely lacking, mostly because the government and telephone companies are ill-prepared for the month-long tournament. Some even worry about possible mobile network blackouts.

Even under the best conditions, voice calls often drop and accessing the Internet on a smartphone is mind-numbingly slow. As last year's protests during the Confederations Cup demonstrated, it can be impossible to use mobile services in a big crowd in a packed soccer stadium.


So AT&T is the major mobile provider in Brazil too?
 
2014-05-24 11:34:38 AM  
Bashing the host country of international sporting events has become a sort of sport all its own hasnt it?
 
2014-05-24 11:42:47 AM  

mikaloyd: Bashing the host country of international sporting events has become a sort of sport all its own hasnt it?


Actually, first we bash the international federation that awards the event to a country that's terribly unprepared for it.  Then we bash the country.
 
2014-05-24 11:44:35 AM  

FrancoFile: mikaloyd: Bashing the host country of international sporting events has become a sort of sport all its own hasnt it?

Actually, first we bash the international federation that awards the event to a country that's terribly unprepared for it.  Then we bash the country.


Followed quickly by bashing construction contractors, first responders, telecom companies, favelas, dat ass, and finally, Carnival.
 
2014-05-24 11:48:33 AM  

TheLads69: FrancoFile: mikaloyd: Bashing the host country of international sporting events has become a sort of sport all its own hasnt it?

Actually, first we bash the international federation that awards the event to a country that's terribly unprepared for it.  Then we bash the country.

Followed quickly by bashing construction contractors, first responders, telecom companies, favelas, dat ass, and finally, Carnival.


Nah, we've been bashing cruise lines for a lot longer than that.
 
2014-05-24 12:02:55 PM  
I've played enough Max Payne 3 to know where this is going.

/Z Z Tropa Z
 
2014-05-24 12:13:22 PM  
Subby says that like it is really all that bad a thing....
 
2014-05-24 01:42:40 PM  
Hey at least Brazil has only killed dozens of workers. Qatar is working on thousands
 
2014-05-24 02:07:51 PM  
Not surprised at all.
 
2014-05-24 02:15:34 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: Hey at least Brazil has only killed dozens of workers. Qatar is working on thousands


Yeah, but those were Brazilian workers, they count more. Imported indentured servants w/ confiscated passports aren't even real people, apparently.
 
2014-05-24 08:39:18 PM  

BizarreMan: FTFA:  Experts say Cup visitors will discover that Brazil's mobile communications services are severely lacking, mostly because the government and telephone companies are ill-prepared for the month-long tournament. Some even worry about possible mobile network blackouts.

Even under the best conditions, voice calls often drop and accessing the Internet on a smartphone is mind-numbingly slow. As last year's protests during the Confederations Cup demonstrated, it can be impossible to use mobile services in a big crowd in a packed soccer stadium.

So AT&T is the major mobile provider in Brazil too?


Sooooo funny it never gets old does it, except its better than every other network once you travel.
 
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