By Julie Bort - Business Insider Fri, Feb 1, 2013 3:21 PM EST
AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile Signed An Unprecedented Deal To Make Smartphones Work Better
Ever been in a crowded place and you can't get service on your phone to make a call?
Sometimes there are too many phones on your service provider's network. Smartphones have made the situation worse, because watching videos and chatting on FaceTime hogs the network.
Three carriers just signed an unprecedented deal to try and solve that problem. For the first time AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have agreed to experiment with sharing network space with each other and the federal government.