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Some Winter Fun

Even in these days of 4G LTE-Advanced launches and 5G R&D investments, getting a GSM signal can still be regarded as a breakthrough for some.

Just ask the folks holed up at the Artigas Base scientific research station in the South Shetlands, Antarctica, who have just been connected to the 2G world courtesy of Chilean operator Antel, which has deployed Ericsson AB equipment at the icy location.

You can get the serious information about this by checking out this press release.

But when I saw the picture of the GSM installation, I immediately thought of the John Carpenter 1982 gorefest/thriller The Thing. It also brought to mind a few silly captions.

But why should I have all the fun? What caption would you put to this pic? Give it your best shot on the message boards below.

This is where you get to show how witty you folks are...
This is where you get to show how witty you folks are...

— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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DanJones 12/14/2013 | 2:15:04 PM
Can you hear me now? "Yes, I said it's frozen to my ear"
Kruz 12/13/2013 | 11:02:38 AM
Re: Christmas Story anyone? It is nice to be "called/cold" for a change!
FbytF 12/12/2013 | 3:10:00 PM
Re: Christmas Story anyone? Yeah I wish I had four bars!                 Oh you mean on the phone.
mendyk 12/12/2013 | 2:04:07 PM
Re: Christmas Story anyone? I triple-dog dare you!
[email protected] 12/12/2013 | 12:25:16 PM
Re: Can you hear me now?... Ha... my favorite so far... but all good efforts!!
Sarah Thomas 12/12/2013 | 11:05:54 AM
Christmas Story anyone? Do you dare me to see if my tongue sticks to the cell tower?
derac7020 12/12/2013 | 10:41:31 AM
Hello ? She said she's be here right under the big tower..  I though you could trust those online dating sites.. 
mendyk 12/12/2013 | 9:30:17 AM
Can you hear me now?... The Szczeppi A-24 cell site boasts a signal range of approximately 7.8 meters.
Gabriel Brown 12/12/2013 | 5:31:09 AM
Re: Waiting Game  

"Hello. Umm, about this fridge-freezer we ordered..."


I'll get my coat
[email protected] 12/12/2013 | 5:07:38 AM
Waiting Game "Yeah, that's right, extra pepperoni. So what's the ETA?"
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