Tech & ScienceVerizon expands access to high-speed data in 54 countries

14:30  06 december  2018
14:30  06 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

O2 expands 4G coverage to 339 rural communities

O2 expands 4G coverage to 339 rural communities O2 has pledged to deliver 4G to 339 rural communities in the UK before the end of 2019 as it continues to expand its network further across the country. The operator’s 4G network covers 90 per cent of the UK’s landmass, while 98 per cent of the population can receive a 4G signal indoors. This latest expansion covers areas with no 4G coverage at all and communities with limited 4G coverage from O2 or other operators. In total, O2 estimates the project will benefit 250,000 people in rural Britain. Last year, O2 installed the first permanent 4G mast in the remote hamlet of Staylittle in Wales and says better connectivity could boost rural business revenues to the tune of £141 million, generating £45 for the UK economy. Tourism and hospitality are two sectors singled out as having the most to gain. O2 rural 4G “We know mobile has the power to make a real, positive difference to people’s lives and businesses in rural communities across Britain,” said Derek McManus, O2 COO. “That’s why we’re proud to be investing in 4G connectivity for more than 330 rural areas by the end of this year. “Technology never stands still, which is why we are always looking for the right partners and investing in our future network. Whether trialling 5G to support a future-proof, mobile Britain, or ensuring the remotest parts of rural Britain can connect to 4G, for O2, this is about continuing to invest in all areas – not one at the cost of the other.

Verizon Wireless today said its customers now have access to daily wireless service in 54 additional countries abroad. TravelPass costs per day and allows people to make calls, send texts, and use high - speed data . People are only charged on days they actually use their phone.

* High speed data applies for the first 0.5 GB/day with 2G reduced speeds thereafter. Not available on cruise ships or in non-covered countries . Make sure your device roaming settings are turned on. If they're off, you may not be able to use Verizon data or voice services internationally.

Verizon expands access to high-speed data in 54 countries © Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Verizon has expanded access to high-speed data in 54 additional countries in its TravelPass program for travelers who are willing to pay extra. The program allows travelers to pay a flat fee each day for access to high-speed data, texting, and calling. New countries include Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya.

With the new expansion, TravelPass is now available in 185 countries around the world, just 10 short of including every single country on the planet. You get 0.5GB of high-speed data for every 24 hour session, and if you exceed that amount, you have the option of buying another 0.5GB.

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Home. Corporate News. Verizon Expands High - Speed Internet Access to More Than 4,000 Additional Residents on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Qualified Verizon phone customers who order Verizon High Speed Internet service online with a connection speed of up to 768 Kbps (kilobits per

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Verizon customers can get TravelPass by texting the word TRAVEL to 4004, or they can go online or through the carrier’s app to sign up. It costs $10 a day to use, except in Canada and Mexico where it only costs $5. If you skip using TravelPass for a day, you won’t be charged for the day, as you only have to pay for days where you’re using your phone to call, text, or browse the web.

The 54 countries are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Faroe Islands, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, and Zambia.

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