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FEMA advises: prefer text over calls during hurricane Sandy to avoid network overload

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FEMA advises: prefer text over calls during hurricane Sandy to avoid network overload
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has tweeted urging people to use text messages or social networks to let their loved ones know they are okay, rather than call them. Of course, that’s just the general rule and in some cases you might still need to call, but if it’s possible to text you’d save networks from overloading.

The reason is that text messages use much less traffic.

Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile have all said they have prepared their networks for the big hurricane. AT&T is the only one of the big four that remains eerily silent.

Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit a couple of states and mayor Bloomberg in New York has ordered mandatory evacuations for some areas in the city. You should not underestimate this huge storm.

Check our tips and advises on what to do and how you can use your smartphone to see how it all unveils.

source: @FEMA


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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 11:59

1. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


Oh dam I remember when I lived in Miami when there's hurricanes all networks go dwn Verizon, att, sprint ,t-mobile. Now I live in LA and when there's earthquakes all networks go dwn none work.. Sucks I hope everyone is ok.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:46

2. Droiddoes (unregistered)


People are slfish. No one is going to listen to FEMA, everyone has the mentality of "well it's just ME so it's ok!"
On the plus side it's a great opportunity for me to sell contract phones over LOLprepaid since those folks are not going to have service. You get what you pay for, and that's just one of the many many reasons contract service>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>a dog turd>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>a dried up dog turd>>pre paid.

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