Bad Cell ReceptionBy http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // June 2, 2012 in Seattle
This fellow, sometimes another, hangs out at the northeast corner of Sixth and University alot.
He's testing the performance of different makes of handsets.
This corner is a perfect storm for poor cell phone reception: towers with glass and metal curtains, heavy traffic, and the lack of a "repeater" in any of the buildings nearby.
I've asked one of the fellows (not the person pictured) but he would not tell me for which network the tests are being conducted.