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The higher you are, the less likely an obstacle is between you and the cell phone tower.
Glass windows permit better signal strength than walls permit; neither can interfere with your signal when you're outside.
One important feature of OTA is that one central location can send an update to all the users, who are unable to refuse, defeat, or alter that update, and that the update applies immediately to everyone on the channel.
A user could "refuse" OTA but the "channel manager" could also "kick them off" the channel automatically.
In the context of the mobile content world these include over-the-air service provisioning (OTASP), over-the-air provisioning (OTAP) or over-the-air parameter administration (OTAPA), or provisioning handsets with the necessary settings with which to access services such as WAP or MMS.
As mobile phones accumulate new applications and become more advanced, OTA configuration has become increasingly important as new updates and services come on stream.
For example, AT&T had some voicemail issues that were resolved by a carrier update.
"The future is going to bring more stuff that I can't really describe," Gurnani said.
"We can't possibly envision the full range of disruptive products and services. Verizon's tests have shown a connection speed that is 30 to 50 times faster than our current 4G network, or higher speeds than what Google Fiber offers through a direct physical connection into the home, Gurnani said.
The nation's largest wireless carrier will begin field trials on so-called fifth-generation, or 5G, technology within the next 12 months, Roger Gurnani, chief information and technology architect for Verizon, said in an interview last week.
He expects "some level of commercial deployment" to begin by 2017.If you’ve had an i Phone for a while, you might have seen a popup message that tells you there is a Carrier Settings Update and asking if you’d like to update them now. Carrier settings updates are small files that can include updates from Apple and your carrier to carrier-related settings, such as network, calling, cellular data, messaging, personal hotspot, and voicemail settings.