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VallAndMo

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Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint: ALL down simultaneously?!
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:10:43 AM »
Hello everyone,

According to CBS News:
Cellphone, internet outages reported across the U.S.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cell-phone-internet-outages-reported-across-the-u-s/

Is this true? Has anyone here been affected? We can't tell as we're currently overseas...

If true, it's nothing short of shameful: all cellphone carriers depending on a single fiber is simply inexcusable (each carrier should have its own communications network, and each one should have a backup line, be it another separate fiber routed through another location, a microwave link, or whatever...).

(Vall is an old-time telecom guy and is astonished if that's the current way of doing business).

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Dragginourbedaround

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Re: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint: ALL down simultaneously?!
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 06:32:58 AM »
I'm with Verizon and haven't been affected by any outages...yet.
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NY_Dutch

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Re: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint: ALL down simultaneously?!
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 06:55:11 AM »
This USA Today article seems to be a bit more balanced. Including this last paragraph that reflects my experiences with the "DownDetector" site:

"Downdetector works by using crowdsourced data from social media posts to extrapolate the size and severity of outages. This could potentially explain this instance, where a few small outages are amplified across social media, making them seem larger than they actually were."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/06/19/sprint-verizon-and-att-outages-monday/103016290/
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Re: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint: ALL down simultaneously?!
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 07:13:13 AM »
No Verizon problems in western NC.
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Re: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint: ALL down simultaneously?!
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 07:25:51 AM »
   My Verizon is down to three bars for the last two weeks which makes loading pages much slower than usual. Normally it is full.....in central florida
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TonyDtorch

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Re: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint: ALL down simultaneously?!
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 08:48:17 AM »
you either have Verizon....or sometimes you don't have a phone.

I have friends with the other carriers and it's amazing how often that 1% difference in coverage shows up... ;)

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Re: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint: ALL down simultaneously?!
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 09:06:29 AM »
"where a few small outages are amplified across social media, making them seem larger than they actually were."


I hate social media (except this forum of course ;) )


No problems with Verizon here in northern MT with 1-2.5Mbps on 3G mifi (no AT&T coverage)
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VallAndMo

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Re: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint: ALL down simultaneously?!
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 02:14:40 PM »
Thanks to everyone who responded.

Very instructive, it seems the CBSNews article was greatly exaggerated... Probably along with the "information" that all carriers were being routed through a single fiber with no redundancy.

Wasn't it Thomas Jefferson that said the advertising was the most truthful part of a newspaper? :-)

Cheers,
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Re: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Sprint: ALL down simultaneously?!
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 02:33:44 PM »
Fake news.  Better known as click bait.

You click on the article to read it and the advertisers pay by the number of people going to that article.

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