California Earthquake: Don't Make Phone Calls, Use Text or IM Instead

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You might've noticed that the ground got a little rumbly California. You also might've noticed that the phone lines are basically blowing up. AT&T is officially recommending to only "make emergency or urgent calls" and use text messaging instead, to keep lines open for emergency personnel. Facebook and Twitter are other options (if you're one of those people), or reader Paul used his phone's IM client to talk to people. If you've got other non-phone suggestions, drop 'em in the comments, though stuff should be normal soon. Update: Everything should be cool now. [AP]

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@neko613: Sounds like what happens every time an earthquake happens here.