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.
Phone lines may be congested during/after #Sandy. Let loved ones know you're OK by sending a text or updating your social networks.— FEMA (@fema) October 29, 2012