My cellphone was offline for more than 10 hours last night from 6pm to 4AM due to network issues. We don't have landline any more.
I use cricket wireless, which is an ATT owned MVNO ( mobile virtual network operator) using the ATT network)
ATT phones were ok so this was a company specific issue. First time in a year to have any issue at all.
I have a BYOP plan for a total of 5 lines, 2.5G of LTE data per line, at a total cost of $100 per month. Hard to beat the price.
The Twitter feed was hilarious if a bit scary in how dependent we are on cellular infrastructure. Why do companies boggle customer communication so badly.
Maybe the backup need for morse code radio and CB radio aren't totally extinct.
Will be interesting to discover the root cause of the outage and how they compensate their customers now that things appear to be back online.
Cricket Wireless outage reportedly affecting customers across the US | FOX2now.com