The US Department Of Homeland Security apparently has a protocol that can shut down cell and data services in a national emergency, but don't worry your pretty little head about it - just keep Instagramming your lunch.
That does not really sound like life in the good ol' USA, does it? More like Iran or China.The fight for transparency regarding SOP 303 began shortly after a Bay Area Rapid Transit (“BART”) officer in San Francisco shot and killed a homeless man named Charles Hill on July 3, 2011. The shooting sparked massive protests against BART throughout July and August 2011. During one of these protests, BART officials cut off cell phone service inside four transit stations for three hours. This kept anyone on the station platform from sending or receiving phone calls, messages, or other data.