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AT&T Investigates NYC Phone Outages

Phil Harvey
LR Mobile News Analysis
Phil Harvey
8/4/2011
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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) customers aren't able to make and receive calls in the New York metro area -- and no one knows why (yet).



The voice outages aren't affecting data usage and the carrier has been investigating the problem for several hours this morning.



As news media are reporting the outage, there is nothing further on AT&T's media news website and its Twitter account is touting the use of GPS in helping mobile billboard companies.



We will keep you posted via this message board as more details come in.



— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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DCITDave
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DCITDave,
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12/5/2012 | 4:57:05 PM
re: AT&T Investigates NYC Phone Outages

From the IT department: "AT&T Wireless is reporting that the system wide outage effecting the New York Metro area Voice Cellular services has been fixed."

 

I wonder what caused the outage. Any ideas?

dihay
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dihay,
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12/5/2012 | 4:57:03 PM
re: AT&T Investigates NYC Phone Outages


Software update/upgrade?

FrozenNorth
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12/5/2012 | 4:57:01 PM
re: AT&T Investigates NYC Phone Outages


Perhaps it was in honour of the passing of Alexander Graham Bell, as they did in 1922 :-)


On August 4, 1922 at 6:25 p.m., all telephone service in Canada and the United States was halted for one minute to mark the funeral of Alexander Graham Bell. The Canadian Bell Telephone Company, and the American Telephone and Telegraph Company dedicated this ‘silent tribute’ in honour of Bell, the famous inventor of the telephone. Bell had died on August 2 at his home, Beinn Bhreagh, near Baddeck on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.

DCITDave
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12/5/2012 | 4:57:00 PM
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Yes, perhaps. Or, since it was Aug. 4, it was an attempt to remember silent film star Pearl White. Get it? Silent? See what I did there?

paolo.franzoi
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12/5/2012 | 4:56:58 PM
re: AT&T Investigates NYC Phone Outages


I heard it was overload of streaming Rebecca Black Songs....


 


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