Ok, so, here's the idea: If you're going to a protest, esp if you're going with friends, you need a phone so you can communicate, right? But, maybe you don't want your expensive smart phone with all you contacts and email and messages and such?
So what if there was a company that would rent you a small batch of cheap phones, preconfigured with each others numbers (plus local ACLU etc)?
Named after the transcontinental communications network from Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
Neither Deluge Nor Ice Storm Nor The Black Silence Of The Netherhells Shall Stay These Messengers About Their Sacred Business. Do Not Ask Us About Sabre-Tooth Tigers, Tar Pits, Big Green Things With Teeth, Or The Goddess Czol.