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Old April 16th, 2013, 08:40 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by clarkstoncracker View Post
I feel the same way. I couldn't believe when I watched the press conference and they said they shut down all cell phone service around the marathon area...

link stating the service was shut down by the government, and not the phone companies:

A law enforcement official, citing an intelligence briefing, said cellphone service had been shut down Monday in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.

But officials with Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel said there had been no such requests.
Wouldn't this also shut down texting and internet service though?
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