By Cindy Tomlinson
Chances are someone in your life is playing Pokémon Go. It’s the newest game craze. And, it has kids and adults alike off the couch, away from their computers and gaming consoles, and glued to their mobile devices.
“Summer, when kids are off of school, is usually when families have peak internet use at home,” says DeAnne Boegli, National Public Relations Manager for TDS. “But this year, with so many people outside playing Pokémon Go, we’re betting the network usage numbers are going to be lower.”
If you’d like to know what the Pokémon fuss is all about (and why there are people hanging out in your neighborhood park), TDS explains the basics.
What is it?
Think of it like a treasure hunt—only the treasure is Pokémon monsters. Players “find” them in the real world by using a cell phone and essentially play the “hot or cold” game. The mobile app visually shows players whether they’re hot/close to the Pokémon or cold/further away.