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January 21, 2009

Detouring Around Inaugural Phone Jams

The threat of possible "phone jams" in DC was all over the news yesterday. Many papers had their own take on how to lessen dropped calls and texts, including the New York Times:

With about two million people expected at the inauguration Tuesday, attendees can expect cellphone traffic jams. When too many calls try to fit on limited bandwidth, calls and messages get dropped (more on that here). Some texts never make it to their destinations or make it hours – even weeks – late.

There are a few things you can do to assure that your inaugural moment makes it past jammed lines. These strategies are worth remembering for any large gathering, from 4th of July fireworks events to New Year’s Eve at Times Square.

Click here to read the strategies.

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