Wondering why you seem to be losing mobile signal every so often? No, it’s not a reception fluke. For security purposes, telcos have been asked by the government to temporarily shut down services within the vicinity of Pope Francis.
Both Smart Communications and Globe Telecom have informed subscribers about the interruption via text and through their respective Facebook pages:
So if you’re anywhere near the place where the Pope is or will be, expect that your mobile service will be suspended. Although some may find it annoying, having no signal may be the best time to temporarily separate yourself from your devices and reflect on this historic occasion.