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A runner uses his phone as others gather near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Cellphone Overload At Boston Marathon Bombings Highlight Reliability Concerns

The bombings at the Boston Marathon highlight growing concerns in the Bay Area over cellphone service in major emergencies, such as a natural disaster.

04/17/2013

T-Mobile

ConsumerWatch: Cellphone Company Tries To Collect From Deceased’s Estate

For a family grieving over the loss of a loved one, it doesn’t help when a cellphone company goes after the person’s estate for service that’s been canceled.

08/17/2012

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police push back a demonstrator that is taunting them at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART To Hear Public Comments On Cellphone Service Shutdown

BART directors were set to hold a special meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the transit agency’s decision to shut down cellphone service at stations in an effort to thwart a planned protest.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/24/2011

Bay Area Rapid Transit Police keep back demonstrators that are trying to keep a train from leaving the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. The hacker group 'Anonymous' staged a demonstration at a BART station this evening after BART officials turned off cellphone service in its stations last week during a disruptive protest following a fatal shooting of a man by BART police. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CBS 5 Poll: Public Supports BART On Cellphone Shutdown Decision

A CBS 5 poll released Monday night found that a majority of the public in the Bay Area backed the transit agency’s decision to cut off cellphone service.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

Members of the group “No Justice, No BART” crowded onto a BART train at Civic Center station on July 11, 2011. The group was protesting July 3, 2011 shooting death of Charles Hill by BART Police officers. (CBS)

BART Defends Interruption Of Cellphone Service Against ACLU Complaints

A Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesman defended Monday the agency’s interruption of cellphone service to prevent a protest from happening at train stations in downtown San Francisco last week.

CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

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