Cell phone carriers are working to increase reception during the Rally

Published: Aug. 2, 2017 at 6:08 PM MDT
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Rally is only a few days away and traffic, hotels, and even cell phone reception can get a little congested.

Crowds are already filling the streets and while everyone is sharing their vacation photos and videos, data speeds can get a bit slow for cell phone users.

Thankfully the three major cell phone carriers, Verizon, T-mobile and A-T and T, have set up temporary towers to help keep data speeds up to par.

A-T and T set up a cell on wheels tower at the Full Throttle Saloon, Buffalo Chip, a permanent tower downtown ... and free WiFi for their users on Main Street.

Mark Krenn, AT and T real estate construction manager says, "This particular set up is to help off-load the traffic from our main sight that is up on the hill in Sturgis. So what this will do is it will just ease the congestion and it will bring the customer experience to what it needs to be and at AT and T we are all about having number one customer experience and we want to continue to to that."

Last year during the Rally, AT and T customers used over 9 terabytes of mobile data which translates to around three thousand hours of Netflix streaming.