I was really hoping that using Qik and my iPhone that I’d be able to give more of a man on the street view of the inauguration but, despite AT&T’s assertions in the NY Times to the contrary, AT&T’s cell network was down for most of the inauguration. I tried making lots of calls and they hardly ever went through. The data network was just dead from 10am on, till the end.
It’s not just that I have an iPhone. All of my non-iPhone user friends had similar problems. I’m not mad at them. There were 2 million people there. I didn’t expect it to stay up. Just don’t say things worked like a charm.