Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:51 am
This is actually precisely the reason why a text messaging functionality would be useful. Since SMS travels over the control channel of cell-phone networks and comprises a much smaller data footprint than a voice conversation, the probability of it getting through is much higher.Techgy wrote:Depending upon the type of emergency a cell phone may not be useable. In California our biggest concern here are earthquakes. Quite often immediately following an earthquake the phone lines (and cell phone services) are so swamped with calls that they are often overloaded and when this happens getting a cell phone to work takes some time.