Skip to comments.Boston Marathon explosions force officials to shut down cell phone service
Posted on 04/15/2013 2:19:34 PM PDT by Jean S
A law enforcement official says cellphone service has been shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.
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It is unsettling to see how quickly that can be done to American citizens in the name of “our safety”
So no one can pass on good news I’m ok, or bad news XXX was involved and is hurt, or worse didn’t make it.
Thats really bad.
Plus, how do they know so quickly it was a cellphone detonation ?
Not thinking having only a cell phone for communication is such a good idea. Amazing how fast in the evolution total gov’t control kicked in.
They don’t is what I’m guessing. Probably some self-described elected ‘expert’ .....
False report. Just heard an interview live from the site and the person was specifically asked if his report was coming from his cell phone and he answered in the affirmative .
My sister just sent me a message from her iPhone. she’s in Harvard Square.
One more reason why I need to get off the dime and buy a HAM radio.
I have threatened to do it for years.... this must be the year.
Meanwhile: the dow has dropped 265.86 points today... ouch, that hurts... big!!
I suspect these people thought they were working with ‘fat baby face’ the leader of North Korea...
Listening to scanner feeds, it appears first responders are using cellphones. I read somewhere VZW and TMobile said calls many be impossible to make due to traffic, however no mention of a network shutdown.
If the terrorist had been a right winger the whole republican party would have been in on the bombings... a cast of thousands. But since it's a Saudi National - he must have been working alone - maybe pressure caused by workplace violence ... so it would have to have been done by cell phones... my guess...
Oh how sweet! They’re having a moment of silence in DC because of the bombings. Instead of silence, how about admitting there’s a war on terror and quit the PC bullcr@p.
From what I’ve read, Mideastern terrorists have been using cell phones to detonate explosive devices for awhile now...
If Homeland Security hadn't been so busy with chasing guns and Christians, perhaps they could have prevented this.
Anyone have the family number to call? Just found out we have a family friend who was running and can’t get in touch with him on his cell. Thanks!
Well, according to Eric Holder, we don’t yet know whether this was domestic or international terrorism. After all, Shepherd Smith says that there was a Penske truck involved. Shep probably thinks that Penske trucks have something to do with car racing.
She was probably able to make the call via a WiFi hotspot.
Shep probably thinks that Penske trucks have something to do with car racing
NASCAR hoodlums I guess.
Shep is a highly paid PC loving moron. If he ever got anything right I would throw him a parade.
I’m in MA - here’s the number to reunite with family members 617-635-4500
Paging Alex Jones and George Noory.
Don’t worry, Big Sis reassured us that we are all safe and “ The system worked “ .
Of course he will try to twist this into some hate crime that some how homophobes so happened to be involved with it.
google.org might have some info
They probably don’t. Just as when, on September 11, they had all the planes grounded, they didn’t know that there were terrorists on any of them. These are the things you do if you suspect a terrorist attack is ongoing.
The government has experience with terrorists detonating bombs with cell phones, by the way. It used to happen in Iraq, before the military started jamming.
Thank you, thank you! Just called and gave his family the number. He’s with a club who has run the Boston for 25 yrs. His wife is there with him. We’re very worried.
“From what Ive read, Mideastern terrorists have been using cell phones to detonate explosive devices for awhile now...”
Seems kind of complicated when just ticking off Chris Matthews to the point of detonation is so easy these days.
Guess we'll have to get these guys to make some laws against bombing people... oh wait...don't we have something like that?
nextel , verizon saying cell service all working as “normal”
big brother taking control?
"STAY CALM. DON'T PANIC. YOUR GOVERNMENT WILL PROTECT YOU."
Imagine the U.S. Government controlling cell phone operations and internet operations. Pretty scary stuff.
Not only that, but the fallout is much worse...
That’s why I keep a landline and a cb
That’s why I keep a landline and a cb
Just got word that he and his wife are OK. Thanks so much for your help!
Always good to have a landline.
And a radio if it’s really important to you.
Glad to hear everything turned out ok for them.