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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2024, 08:39:10 AM »
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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2024, 09:57:55 AM »
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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2024, 10:00:15 AM »
Certain that's not real but I'm sure if some out there believe it may cause some panic  [popcorn]
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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2024, 10:26:12 AM »
Ours came back up around 1300 EST yesterday.  Will be interesting to see if we ever get an accurate description on what really caused the comms out.

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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2024, 10:29:46 AM »
AT&T put out a statement saying it was an update gone wrong.
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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2024, 10:34:04 AM »
AT&T put out a statement saying it was an update gone wrong.


That's going to lead to some hefty fines for knocking 911 service out of commission.
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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2024, 04:39:09 PM »
Wow. That was... something.

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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2024, 08:14:01 PM »
I've got Tracfone and have had no issues. Maybe it's aliens who are taking down our communications alphabetically . . . I was talking to an AT&T tech a few days ago who was out to fix my POTS service. He said in about 2 years AT&T will be discontinuing traditional landline telephone service entirely - EVERYTHING will be either VOIP or cell. They're already curtailing service and maintenance, but doing so very quietly.

We switched from an AT&T landline last year when Spectrum fiber finally became available.  I was paying AT&T $120 a month for one number, Spectrum is costing $20.00 per month.  AT&T keeps sending us ads for landline service, at $45/mo. plus fees & taxes.

I've toyed with the idea of going back to AT&T, but after what you said - nope.

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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2024, 08:26:25 AM »
Does anyone have a VOIP land line phone?

How does that work?

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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2024, 09:00:53 AM »
I kind of have one:

I have Google Voice and use an Obi200 VOIP box to connect a two line Panasonic speakerphone.  One line connects to my cell, and the other line connects to the Google Voice as a VOIP phone.  The sound quality is great, but I increasingly like to use the Microsoft Teams software phone instead.  It has closed captioning for calls, which is great help with my hearing loss.
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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2024, 09:26:13 AM »
AT&T put out a statement saying it was an update gone wrong.


That's going to lead to some hefty fines for knocking 911 service out of commission.



The update techs:




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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2024, 09:34:56 AM »
They left out
A bunch of white guys came running in screaming this MAGA country! and crashed the system.

And on that note I'm surprised I haven't seen "effected POC the most" yet.
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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2024, 01:52:33 PM »
Does anyone have a VOIP land line phone?

How does that work?



Chances are you have one already. A lot of POTS service has been quietly converted to digital with either in-house NUC nodes or A/D converters in the landing boxes.

New VOIP service is probably going to be either a phone assembly with some kind of internal IP compatibility (literally a phone-shaped standalone mini computer) or some kind of VOIP interface box that plugs into to your home network and has a standard phone jack for use with existing phones. Sometimes they'll be st up to backfeed existing houuse jacks for whole-home compatibility..

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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2024, 02:13:52 PM »
Actually, I don't.

When I dropped FIOS a couple of months ago I also dropped the landline phone and kept only internet access.
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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2024, 02:47:36 AM »
     

^Just for a little extra color on the red button concept.

All I know right now is I'm keeping my 2 meter rigs charged for any more of "the net's down" events, red button or botón rojo or whatever.

Hell, I might even resurrect one of my old CB rigs except they use a bigger antenna.

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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2024, 05:29:20 PM »
    AT&T will give $5 to customers hit by cellphone network outage https://t.co/QJI8nYMknW
    — The Associated Press (@AP) February 26, 2024
After Massive Nationwide Service Outage, Guess How AT&T Is Going to Help Customers
https://twitchy.com/amy-curtis/2024/02/26/at-and-t-5-credit-for-outage-n2393308

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Re: Cell signal down across U.S.. Dry run or tech issue?
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2024, 06:18:11 PM »
$5?  Well hell, I’m booking a cruise with it…lmao