For the record…

I went to town this morning for the usual monday morning water run, and my phone didn’t work any better near the cell tower than it has for the past several days far from it. It was the only time I had a chance to compare my phone’s performance with that of Neighbor L’s, and she was having trouble too.

Solar issues? Hell if I know. I’m just a desert hermit. It’s not a big “system down” issue like we had a year or two ago. It’ll clear itself up when it does. I guess.

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6 Responses to For the record…

  1. Bigus Macus says:

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  2. Ben says:

    So it’s looking increasingly like your phone isn’t the problem. You might be able to confirm that if your connection vastly improves whenever you are at that bigger town, that’s presumably on a different cell tower.

  3. SoCoRuss says:

    Who is your cell provider? Does neighbor L has the same cell provider as you also?
    That would tell you if its your cell provider then or area wide multi network issue.

  4. Anonymous says:

    In my house here in SoTex, we chose AT&T because it was pretty much the only economical game in town. We have a DSL modem and cell phones.
    Sometimes, when our DSL is down, the phones will be too. Obviously caused by all of that data coming through a common wire.
    That’s probably your problem. Somewhere a cable got cut. Maybe it’s just nicked and your signal is degraded but not out. Maybe they jury-rigged it to be ‘good enough’ until the repair parts come in.

    Did you call? Everyone assumes someone else will report the problem. Once we waited over half an hour for the lights to come back on in town. When we finally did call, they didn’t even know. There’s your wtf right there. They can have all the tech and sensors and manned stations they want…doesn’t mean the equipment works, or the people either, for that matter.

  5. bill says:

    When electricity goes out at the house (usually during a storm) my wife immediately contacts the electric co-op and sometimes is the first to report the issue. Luckily this rural company is quick to get on the job even in the middle of the night (frequently it is a tree(s) taking down a line). I have heard the echos through the woods of people cheering the return of power. —– The last few weeks our cell phone and satellite internet have been a bit spotty and can only think it is due to atmosphere causes.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Have you tried turning it off and back on? Worked for my flip phone.

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