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Old July 06, 2018, 09:26   #1
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Cell service

Anyone from West Alabama experience cell issues starting around 1600 yesterday till at least 0001 if not still having them today? According to what I have read it was a cut fiber optic cable only affecting ATT and Verizon customers. Or was it a test to see how people would react to services going down for a long while? Also have been noticing issues with credit card readers being down at various and odd times also......

A preview of the coming attractions?
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Old July 06, 2018, 11:36   #2
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Internet system is worse off than the electrical grid. Very fragile.
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Old July 06, 2018, 11:46   #3
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I know that there were internet outages in various parts of Oregon on July, 4.

Our infrastructure is a fragile thing.

That's why I have this..

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Old July 06, 2018, 14:46   #4
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A1, Yes, cell service problems were experienced during the time frame you referenced in the 35463 area.

Earlier in the week there were major outages nation wide for Comcast voip and att internet.
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Old July 07, 2018, 19:22   #5
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BamaFal, nice to see another member close by.
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Old July 07, 2018, 20:04   #6
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A preview of the coming attractions?
Whether intentional or not, yes, a preview of things to come.
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Old July 07, 2018, 20:17   #7
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It was interesting to watch how people got fidgety over not being able to use their phones for a day. These phones are an addiction for some. What was interesting is that the landlines still worked. Must not have hit that cable.
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Old July 07, 2018, 21:56   #8
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Power was flakey all over Georgia Wednesday and cell phones acted up Thursday. Any holiday where as many techs as possible can take a day off and utilities start falling apart quickly due to less fingers available to plug the holes in the dike. Worked telecom too long, three days without techs in the field and it will collapse in on itself.
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Old July 07, 2018, 21:59   #9
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And me who thought internet was designed to seek alternative routes due to its arpanet roots.
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Old July 07, 2018, 22:36   #10
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I know that there were internet outages in various parts of Oregon on July, 4.

Our infrastructure is a fragile thing.

That's why have this.
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Added an Icom IC-7100 all band all mode D-Star along with the pair of Icom 880H's, pair of IC-91 HT's and pair of IC-51 HT's at home shack and can drag another 880H, 2800H, 2200H and pair of IC 92's home from work plus scrounge more mobiles and HT's from trucks. Believe have about eight D-Star HT's now and if SHTF will use them at low power on odd split to keep comms off majority of radios as all my friends have at least a couple D-star radios.

H.F. will be digital comms and now have six Icom 4 meter low band VHF and VHF HT's and one mobile with their rolling algorithm digital scramble boards for comms around the Ponderosa. Have kept two 4 meter rigs on scan mode for weeks and not received any traffic but expect for American amateurs to eventually start using like Europeans as PMR rag chew radios. Why all mine have slots for the digital scramble boards. Can use to communicate with others that go pirate on 4 meters or scramble them and keep traffic private. I have way too many radios.
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Old July 08, 2018, 07:46   #11
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Hope you have duplicates of that Ham rig sitting in metal boxes somewhere.
Sitting out in the open,its every bit as vulnerable as the grid. Hell,a close lightning strike could fry it.
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A1, pm me sometime and we can get a cup of coffee and talk FAL.
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https://www.syracuse.com/state/index...s_outages.html

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Verizon Wireless customers are reporting outages across much of the U.S., including Upstate New York.

A Verizon outage map shows Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and New York City among the largest cities affected around noon Tuesday: https://outage.report/us/verizon-wireless/map

Other areas affected include large portions of the Northeast, the Midwest and South. The outage map shows large red circles of outage reports in cities like Dallas, New Orleans, Detroit, Memphis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Boston and Washington, D.C.
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Old September 26, 2018, 09:32   #14
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Government was said to be working on a mass call for emergency purpose, might be they are screwing it up.
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