Making the Most of Indy Speeds with Smartphones and Tablets

by techtiptom

Originally posted to on 05/17/2012

Making the Most of Indy Speeds with Smartphones and Tablets


As thousands of people head to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend for Pole Day, Verizon Wireless has some suggestions for keeping phones and tablets working at maximum powers and speeds.

•       Temporarily killing apps that aren’t being used for your day at the track to preserve battery life

•       Using the iGo charger or a Mophie case; these are portable battery chargers you can take along to the infield

•       Opting for tablets to snap film celebrities and drivers since the devices have bigger batteries and capacity and also work with portable battery chargers

•       Using airplane mode, which disconnects you from the network, but allows plenty of capability to shoot photos and video to post later

Verizon’s network will be supported with four additional COWs, or Cell on Wheels.

COWs are self-contained mobile cell sites specifically deployed for the highest-capacity stationary usage and are capable of processing thousands of calls an hour.