Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Make Phone Calls During the Hurricane

on Aug, 26 2011 2698 views

Want to know why cell networks got clogged and choked during the earthquake? A one minute phone call is 460,800% larger than a single text. So with our next natural disaster this week, use SMS. For everyone's sake.

Simple math: its 720 KB for a minute of calling, and 0.15625 KB for a text.

MAJOR CAVEAT: if you're experiencing an emergency, absolutely use a telephone to get in touch with the appropriate authorities. But those "omg can you believe it's raining?" thoughts floating in your head? Try transcribing them instead of talking them out.

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