First Mobile Call From Everest Summit

A few weeks ago was in touch with Kevin Thaw at Everest Base Camp by mobile phone, made possible by China Telecom, which has set up a mobile phone tower at base camp on the north side of the mountain.

This morning, British climber Rod Baber, sponsored by Motorola and using a MOTORIZR Z8, was the first person to make a phone call and text message from the summit of Everest.

He said on his blog,

"This is the call I made using my MOTO Z8 from 29,035 feet / 8848 meters on the highest peak of Everest at 5.37am local time this morning. Everyone is in good spirits and it's absolutely amazing up here being surrounded by the Himalayas.

You can hear his phone call at his blog:Rod Baber moblog

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