Have you ever tried to use your smartphone or tablet at a major event like a ballgame, concert or race? Chances are the service was poor at best and quite possibly nonexistent. The reason is pretty obvious, but most people never think about it. Cell towers are designed to handle a typical volume of connections for an area. When a major event takes place, there can be tens of thousands of additional people flooding the towers with calls and data usage. The result is awful connections. One company ran an experiment to see just how much impact the crowds had at a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers this May 31.