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2020-06-15 4:21:16 PM  
HAHA i knew being on sprint would eventually pay off.

/no not really
//yes i know they are t-mobile now but hardware wise the networks are still separate.
//DONT JUDGE ME!!
 
2020-06-15 4:22:04 PM  
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I was waiting for June's disaster to come along...
 
2020-06-15 4:22:28 PM  
Smartphones can make calls?
 
2020-06-15 4:23:28 PM  
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2020-06-15 4:23:51 PM  

khitsicker: HAHA i knew being on sprint would eventually pay off.

/no not really
//yes i know they are t-mobile now but hardware wise the networks are still separate.
//DONT JUDGE ME!!


Shut up, t mobile.
 
2020-06-15 4:24:09 PM  
no one ever calls me anyway so ha, i win
 
2020-06-15 4:24:12 PM  
Oh boy, perfect time for some heart attacks in trump heartland!
 
2020-06-15 4:24:28 PM  
Skynet is becoming self-aware. Finally.
 
2020-06-15 4:24:54 PM  
*looks up from texting*

What's a phone call?
 
2020-06-15 4:24:55 PM  
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Can you hear me now?
 
2020-06-15 4:25:18 PM  
People still make cell phone calls? The closet I get to a cell phone call is:
I'm outside.
Seriously. Last time I talked longer than a minute would be 10 years ago?

Now landline at work is a whole other story. And collections rather get you on your landline anyway.
 
2020-06-15 4:26:15 PM  
Not sure what the problem is, everything is fi
 
2020-06-15 4:26:18 PM  
Gosh, this lack of competition for telecoms is really paying off! I can't wait for Ma Bell to rise from the grave and force us all to rent telephones again.

/ Also your smart phone will be permanently attached to the wall and you'll need to call a technician to charge it.
 
2020-06-15 4:26:37 PM  
What if the "Can you hear me now" guy and Lily from ATT joined forces?

Would it be some kind of cellphone Voltron?
 
2020-06-15 4:27:34 PM  

baronbloodbath: What if the "Can you hear me now" guy and Lily from ATT joined forces?

Would it be some kind of cellphone Voltron?


😁
 
2020-06-15 4:27:40 PM  

khitsicker: HAHA i knew being on sprint would eventually pay off.

/no not really
//yes i know they are t-mobile now but hardware wise the networks are still separate.
//DONT JUDGE ME!!


You sure about that?

It appears both Sprint, now a T-Mobile subsidiary, and US Cellular are also experiencing problems.
 
2020-06-15 4:28:14 PM  
So we've decided to go with the "slow roast" apocalypse rather than the instant and painless giant meteor.

Good choice **rolls eyes**
 
2020-06-15 4:28:57 PM  
Three spa calls today made it just fine. It's uncanny that within minutes of adding my email address to some site, I start getting calls spoofing my area code. My favorite was the day my phone rang and it was me calling.
 
2020-06-15 4:29:04 PM  
It's the verge, they probably put thermal paste on the earpiece
 
2020-06-15 4:29:06 PM  

khitsicker: HAHA i knew being on sprint would eventually pay off.

/no not really
//yes i know they are t-mobile now but hardware wise the networks are still separate.
//DONT JUDGE ME!!


For now.  I heard they'll be more tied together in IIRC August.
 
2020-06-15 4:29:12 PM  

Walker: khitsicker: HAHA i knew being on sprint would eventually pay off.

/no not really
//yes i know they are t-mobile now but hardware wise the networks are still separate.
//DONT JUDGE ME!!

You sure about that?

It appears both Sprint, now a T-Mobile subsidiary, and US Cellular are also experiencing problems.


i mean tbf the default status for sprint is not working. so hard to tell.also if sprint and us cellular are down whos left.. cricket is on verizon right?
 
2020-06-15 4:29:12 PM  
Hey...Lets lay off most of our IT staff. I mean everything is working now right, do we REALLY need to keep them on the books?
 
2020-06-15 4:29:12 PM  
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Can't livestream videos of police brutality if the call phone network is down.
 
2020-06-15 4:29:36 PM  
Just recently my Sprint number was ported to a phone in China - despite the fact that the account should be protected by a pin. They had no idea how someone was able to do that which is a little concerning.
 
2020-06-15 4:29:37 PM  
So we're just supposed to take the Verge's word for it? There's nothing provided in the way of proof beyond they stated it in the headline.
 
2020-06-15 4:29:46 PM  
Did China finally sell IMPOTUS one of those "shut down everything" buttons?
 
2020-06-15 4:29:57 PM  
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2020-06-15 4:30:07 PM  

skinink: Smartphones can make calls?


First world problems
 
2020-06-15 4:31:00 PM  
Stick to the schedule, guys. You're early.
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2020-06-15 4:32:35 PM  

SMB2811: So we're just supposed to take the Verge's word for it? There's nothing provided in the way of proof beyond they stated it in the headline.


downdetector.com has been reporting it for at least an hour already.
 
2020-06-15 4:32:53 PM  
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QRK IMI K
 
2020-06-15 4:33:43 PM  
Did one of Elon's swarm of mini-satellites crash into a proper telecom sat?
 
2020-06-15 4:33:48 PM  

khitsicker: Walker: khitsicker: HAHA i knew being on sprint would eventually pay off.

/no not really
//yes i know they are t-mobile now but hardware wise the networks are still separate.
//DONT JUDGE ME!!

You sure about that?

It appears both Sprint, now a T-Mobile subsidiary, and US Cellular are also experiencing problems.

i mean tbf the default status for sprint is not working. so hard to tell.also if sprint and us cellular are down whos left.. cricket is on verizon right?


Same as Net10, tracphone, straighttalk, et al. They offer SIMs for ATT, TMobile, and Verizon.
 
2020-06-15 4:33:54 PM  

khitsicker: //DONT JUDGE ME!!


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2020-06-15 4:33:54 PM  

SMB2811: So we're just supposed to take the Verge's word for it? There's nothing provided in the way of proof beyond they stated it in the headline.


I see multiple Google News articles about an outage, but they seem to say it's T-Mobile only.  It appears reports of other networks having outages is from people on the other networks trying to call T-Mobile numbers and then thinking the problem is on their end and not T-Mobile's.
 
2020-06-15 4:34:04 PM  
Is this the end?
 
2020-06-15 4:34:13 PM  
Looks like it's affecting the entire U.S. cellular network. GSM and CDMA. The UK might be as well on a more limited basis, but the US outages all start spike around 2 or 3 hours ago.
 
2020-06-15 4:34:34 PM  
Nobody can call me?

Damn.

\ YIPEEE!
 
2020-06-15 4:35:14 PM  

SMB2811: So we're just supposed to take the Verge's word for it? There's nothing provided in the way of proof beyond they stated it in the headline.


2 Verge staffers couldn't place a T-Mobile call!

What more evidence could you possibly demand?
 
2020-06-15 4:35:16 PM  
I'm in the parking lot at the Flying J in Laredo, TX. Signal is always crap here, but no problems today. Probably because this city appears to be dead, truck numbers are a fraction of what I'm used to down here. No problems making or receiving calls on Verizon or AT&T down here.
 
2020-06-15 4:35:37 PM  
As a sales guy working from home relying solely on my cell phone to call , not getting a kick
/ love working from the basement but the biggest draw back is using a mobile instead of the land line & this ain't helping
 
2020-06-15 4:35:47 PM  
Good ol fashioned fiber cut?
Undersea sabotage?
Sharks with Lasers?
 
2020-06-15 4:36:18 PM  
Thank goodness xfinity still works!
 
2020-06-15 4:36:28 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Stick to the schedule, guys. You're early.
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Where are murder hornets on there?
 
2020-06-15 4:36:35 PM  

Riche: So we've decided to go with the "slow roast" apocalypse rather than the instant and painless giant meteor.

Good choice **rolls eyes**


Hey, I voted SMOD.  Don't blame me.
 
2020-06-15 4:36:51 PM  

Pinner: Good ol fashioned fiber cut?
Undersea sabotage?
Sharks with Lasers?


Antifa BLM hackers.
 
2020-06-15 4:36:55 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Did one of Elon's swarm of mini-satellites crash into a proper telecom sat?


more likely one of the lizard people Illuminati who controls all the communications in the US forgot to do security updates on one of their workstations and now they all have ransomware.
 
2020-06-15 4:37:00 PM  

khitsicker: HAHA i knew being on sprint would eventually pay off.

/no not really
//yes i know they are t-mobile now but hardware wise the networks are still separate.
//DONT JUDGE ME!!


Yeah, Sprint is my ISP and the latency is usually awful, but for the past week it's been awesome. Still some major lag spikes here and there, but not constant.
 
2020-06-15 4:37:05 PM  

edmo: Three spa calls today made it just fine. It's uncanny that within minutes of adding my email address to some site, I start getting calls spoofing my area code. My favorite was the day my phone rang and it was me calling.


I got a call from me once too. I answered and the call dropped. I'm still pissed because I've been meaning to give that guy a piece of my mind for a long time now
 
2020-06-15 4:37:31 PM  
People still make phone calls?  How quaint.
 
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