What Happens to Text Message Use After an Earthquake [Graph]

Text Message Traffic NY and DC Earthquake

On Tuesday, a major earthquake shook the East Coast, causing structural damage in some areas and bringing cell phone networks to their knees in others. We shared our tips for communicating after an emergency. One of our tips was to use text messages to communicate because they place less strain on the network than voice […]

Your Phone Will Soon Be An Emergency Alert System

Emergency Alert

The emergency alert system, which interrupts radio and TV broadcasts was a great way to warn you about bad weather and other emergencies, but as we become more mobile, cut cables and leave FM radios in the closet, the usefulness drops. We’ve heard several solutions to turning your cell phone into an emergency alert system, but they haven’t […]

Cell Networks Buckle After Earthquake: How To Work Around Their Failures

Earthquake warning

Virginia just experienced a 5.9Magnitude earthquake which was felt throughout the East Coast up through New York and over into Ohio. Several of our writers experienced the quake in a multitude of ways. After the shaking died down, there was a common topic among our Twitter followers — the failure of cell networks. We don’t […]