Cell Phone Providers: 5G Will Do Better Job for 2024 Eclipse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Two weeks away from the Total Solar Eclipse, and concerns have been raised about the capability of the nation’s cell phone system to handle all the texting of photos and videos.

There were issues during the 2017 eclipse.

AT and T Manager Damon Mack says it’s different this time around.

He says the 5G system can handle a lot more data than the 4G seven years ago.

Still, emergency officials recommend you have backups, especially if you’re traveling.

Things like a paper road map, and perhaps a spare cell phone from another provider.