Gateway Sun

It would seem that Daniels Parkway isn’t the only place that sees increased traffic near jetBlue Park during Boston Red Sox home games.

The cell phone networks belonging to Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile (among others) experience increased traffic as well.

According to multiple people who work in the area near jetBlue Park, using the internet on cell phones becomes impossible during Red Sox games. The closer you are to the stadium, the worse your internet service becomes.

The likely culprit is the 10,000 or so baseball fans – nearly all of whom bring cell phones to the game – all descending on the area and overwhelming cell networks that may have only been built to handle a fraction of that traffic.

I went to the area near Gateway Charter Elementary right at the start of  today’s game against the New York Mets. My Verizon iPhone 6 with LTE was basically useless on the internet, however my iPhone 4 (also Verizon) 3G phone did pretty well online.

Neither phone had any issues making voice calls.

Most of Gateway appears to be unaffected by the cell phone connectivity issues.

The Red Sox are 9-13 in Grapefruit League action so far this spring.

About Jeff Kuntz

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Editor of the Gateway Sun and owner of restaurant delivery service Florida Food Runner.

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