T-Mobile offers tips to those in the path of Hurricane Irene
The carrier also has some tips for customers who might be affected by the Hurricane. The other day, we showed you a video from the Weather Channel with some tips for cell phone use during and after a hurricane, and similar to what Verizon's spokesman said, T-Mobile suggests texting instead of making voice calls as the odds of a text message getting through are better during periods of high-usage. If you do make a voice call, T-Mobile suggests that you make it a short one. If your phone has Wi-Fi connectivity, use it because you will be able to make calls with your in-home data connection in case the carrier's network is out or heavily congested. Finally, T-Mobile suggests that you charge your phone's battery fully prior to the approach of the storm. The carrier adds that you should obtain a vehicle charger so that you can keep your handset working even if the power is out.