The DC Jail will be testing a new cellphone jammer they want to install inside the facility to prohibit unauthorized wireless calls from prisoners. The FCC has permitted a short test tomorrow, but demonstrate some skepticism (PDF) that the jammer will really only work inside the facility and not on nearby cellphones.
The 30-minute test will take place some time between 11:30 and 1pm tomorrow. If your cell cuts out, blame the jail. Or sunspots. Or neutron radiation. Or AT&T. It’s probably their fault anyhow.