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SMS is the only way

By August 31, 2005katrina

So one thing I learned in this tragedy is that cellphone service was unreliable for most of the tragedy.  The only way to communicate was by SMS.  I showed this trick to a few people and they appreciated it.  Why is it that the SMS works but cellphone service? 

Don’t know.  I guess because it’s a small packet communication.  But I notice that Sprint PCS Vision service was non-operational almost immediately.  Oh well, I’m glad I knew how to use SMS.  It was the only way to communicate from the disaster zone.   Looks like I’m going to have to get a new cellphone # if I want to use my phone for regular voice service.


P.S. If you appreciate these kinds of observations, you might want to read this as well.

2 Comments

  • shug norgren says:

    Dear Greg,

    I have had a love affair with New Orleans for decades and as I sit herewith tears in my eyes, watching hr. after hr. of news, I find myself worrying about the patients at the various hospitals. The rumors abound socould you please do an older lady a favor and send me a reply on what youknow? Maybe then I could exhale. Thanks so much. Best Regards, Shug

  • shug norgren says:

    Dear Greg,

    I have had a love affair with New Orleans for decades and as I sit herewith tears in my eyes, watching hr. after hr. of news, I find myself worrying about the patients at the various hospitals. The rumors abound socould you please do an older lady a favor and send me a reply on what youknow? Maybe then I could exhale. Thanks so much. Best Regards, Shug

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