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Cell phone outage 6/15

Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:02 pm

I always said I would laugh if there was a massive cell phone outage. It would be fun to see all the panicked people without service, but damnit, Ihave sit in my house waiting to get back to work.
 
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:04 pm

Meanwhile I've left my phone stuck in the seat of my car for 4 days before and not noticed.
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:14 pm

I think until 3 months ago my three year old phone had less than two hours of use, now it gets 40 hours per week. I thought it was just tired.
 
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:44 am

In the DMV area I've confirmed Verizon, Sprint, and MetroPCS networks are down for voice calls. Texting still works, and of course WiFi apps do (WhatsApp).
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:02 am

Google Fi for the win, didn't even notice there was an issue.
 
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:46 am

Looks like Verizon is back, but some people that I know who don't have Verizon...their incoming calls are going straight to voicemail.
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:43 am

I use Visible Wireless (uses Verizon towers) and they are fully up and running. <- great value btw, $25/mo unlimited everything (including hotspot)
T-Mobile (which I also use via eSim) seems to still be having issues.
 
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:33 am

Did some conspiracy theorists burn down some towers ? Or left wing activists cut fibres to prevent people teleworking and screw the economy ? Yes, both happened in France during the lockdown...
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:40 am

My money is on China.
 
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:45 pm

KFTG wrote:
My money is on China.

Agreed, it was likely a bit of network infrastructure made cheaply in China that failed.
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Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:03 pm

jetwet1 wrote:
Google Fi for the win, didn't even notice there was an issue.

Depending on where you're at, Google Fi still relies on either Sprint or T-Mobile, so if either go down, so do you. No different than saying "AT&T for the win".
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