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Disorientation

Overloaded Networks Disrupted Boston Cell Service

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Whenever something traumatic happens, cell service is almost immediately toast. Everyone reaches for their phone, and networks are overwhelmed.

Today’s events in Boston were no different: Carriers including Sprint and AT&T confirmed to the Boston Globe¬†that customers were likely experiencing problems. Verizon recommended¬†everyone keep all non-emergency communiques to text, to free up capacity, and¬†WiFi worked, too.

But at first, there were questions whether cell phone service might have been shut off, rather than merely swamped. Read More