Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston cell phone service was NOT shut down after Boston Marathon bombings, say wireless companies

The erroneous AP story quoted an unnamed law enforcement official who claimed authorities didn't want someone to detonate a bomb via a cell phone. Both Sprint and Verizon have released statements saying that cell service never was discontinued but that call completions are "spotty."
     If you have trouble getting through to friends or relatives in Boston (or elsewhere in any emergency), use text messaging, which is a different system and requires much less bandwidth. Texts are far more likely to get through during digital congestion.

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