Options When Cell Service Dies in a Disaster

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  1. Take a look at firechat app for iPhone and android. It utilizes multi-hop store and forwarding mesh networking via wifi and Bluetooth to send your message. No internet required. (But if you or a nearby user has internet it will use that as well)

    • I mentioned FireChat in my article. It is not suitable for communication outside a disaster area, especially one without infrastructure (like Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands) after Irma and Maria.

  2. Brian – I hope it’s okay to share your article with my amateur radio club – you’ll get all the credit, and I’ll link to your blog.

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