Of course, we create our own problem with the cell service, which simply isn’t designed to handle maybe 30 times the local population’s needs. However, if enough of us were to turn off our data intensive luxury apps (like always-on mapping software), and keep our phone calls and other uses to a minimum, *surprise!* we’d likely be able to use the service when we actually need it. Phone texts are a good way to do that, using far fewer bytes than even phone calls use. Checking mapping software briefly, then closing the app is certainly adequate — it’s not like we’re jet airplanes zooming across the map.