From the bloggers at Pocket Now.
You know how it goes: one minute you’re comfortably coasting down Route 66 in your RV, streaming the best of Dire Straits over Spotify and dictating the occasional text message … and the next minute you’re dumped into the screaming maw of silence that is total disconnectedness. No Spotify, no SMS, no Siri – no signal. And it’s a long, long road to Salt Lake City.
Even if that specific example doesn’t ring a bell, at some point in your life you’ve probably been in a car a long way from home and found yourself outside the range of cellular networks. During a road trip from Long Island to San Diego in 2011, my father and I sometimes found ourselves without signal for hours as we crossed the interminable salt flats of the Southwest. After a decade of near constant connectivity, such isolation can be welcome on a vacation … but on the road without a backup like a CB or VHF radio, it can also be quite unsettling.
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