It’s vacation time for this IT pilot fish, and he’s hiking out in the middle of nowhere in what he knows is a cellular dead zone — there’s a big ridge between him and the nearest cell tower.
“As I walked along, I was surprised when my phone chimed out a voicemail alert,” fish says. “I continued walking as I dug my phone out. By the time I got it open, there was no signal.
“So I backtracked. I found that there was only a three-square-foot area where I could get a signal — it was bouncing through a gap between mountains like a diffraction grating.
“I listened to the voicemail, found out it was really urgent and called my boss back — and got his voicemail. I explained the signal situation and that I would remain in the same spot for about 10 minutes in hopes he would get the message.