Anyone Else Experiencing Phone Or Internet Signal Problems?

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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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T-mobile lost emails and dropped calls from my girlfriend yesterday.




posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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UK here.
Now I have read through this whole thread and I have a question. my internet starts really lagging from about 8-9pm at night....really slow. So the time difference here in europe compared to you guys in US and Australia, night time for me and daytime for you guys. Any relevance?
Shame more Europeans aren't reporting, but then maybe because it's night time here they haven't noticed....yet!

Rainbows
Jane
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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 01:37 PM
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Yes had some problems with slow internet about 3 or 4 days ago! I suspect this is the sun ramping up because of the 26,500 year cycle! God help us all if we get hit with a big CME! I hear we can lose power for several weeks to several months depending how bad it is and that's if we get service back at all! I suspect if we lose power that will be enough to cause world wide Kaos! If i remember correctly during the blackouts of the 80s there was sporatic disordor and kaos. Just imagine that all accross the world and no planes, tanks or way to contact the factions of the military! Would be a good time for revolution but I imagine people will be too concerned about other things! Like their families! Goodluck and Godbless cause if this event does befall us we will need all the help we can get.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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I'm in New England and have two Net Providers, AT&T and Clear(4G wireless, was a godsend when the power went out last year until the tower generator ran dry) both have been experiencing a ton of issues lately, so this may be the best plausible explanation.. Who knows we've never been hit by heavy Solar Activity in this day and age of wires everywhere..



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Okay, this is insane, my cell and internet are acting up so bad , it is hard to get anything done today. Time to go out in the real world..perhaps a picnic.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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My internet is much better today but my Iphone is still acting up. I'd say that by the number of people responding with similar problems that if this is related to the sattelite allignment then it seems to be stronger than usual. It's funny though I ran a test form the one posters link last night when it was slow and it gave me an A+ so who knows.

A CME did leave the sun possibly headed for earth today. It is expected to hit on the 8th sometime.
www.spaceweather.com...

This hitting combined with the sattelite disruption could cause more of these glitches I suppose.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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i to have had problems with straight talk my provider when i sent texts and they said problems with network connections something i had never seen with 2 plus years of straight talk.this has just happened over the past couple of days.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by chr0naut
The WiFi "channels" on most B, G & N systems (2.4GHz band) overlap. This means that if you are on channel 1 & your neighbor is on channel 3, then they are interfering with each other & both need to be moved to channel numbers further apart.

To truly separate the bands so they don't interfere, you must use channels 1, 3 & 11 (in the US). These channels do not overlap & interfere with each other.

There are monitor apps (like NetStumbler) which are free to download to ensure you are selecting the right channel to inter-operate with adjacent WiFi's.

Also, in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and Japan, the band allocated to 2.4GHz is bigger than in the US (in Japan there are four non-overlapping bands).

Another rule of thumb, if you go higher in frequency, you can get a faster throughput BUT lower frequencies travel further! If you are less than 30 feet from your AP with no intervening obstacles, go for the highest frequency (highest channel) you can.

Also, be aware that wireless 'phone handsets also use the 2.4GHz band & many 'channel hop' to get the best signal & this heavily stuffs with WiFi. Keep them away (physically distant) from Your WiFi if possible.



Oops, just realised there is an error in my previous post. The channels to use are 1, 6 and 11.
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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Just wanted to post saying this has been happening to me as well. Service will be fine, then pages won't load, service drops, reset, everything is fine again..

I'm from massachusetts, for reference.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by UnBreakable

Originally posted by usmc0311
I have been having troubles with them for the last twelve hours or so. Not that it bothers me much it just is unusual. The internet is coming and going. It will work for ten minutes and then cut out. No problems with my equipment or connection either. My Iphone is dropping and failing calls left and right as well. My first thought was solar activity but their is very minimal activity at this time. I can't figure it out so I though I would ask around and see if anyone else is experiencing the same difficulties.


It's funny I came a across this post. I've had FIOS cable for six years, never had a issue with TV picture. Two nights ago the picture was "pixellating" in and out for a few hours, no matter what channel. Then today at my place of employment we suffered a momentary power outage, which never happens. The last time it happened was about 20 years ago during preplanned "rolling brownouts" on an extremely hot day. Something has been happening the past few days as far as electromagnetic signals when it comes to my cable/office building.


I have been watching tv for the last 20 minutes and there is pixelating interference EVERY six seconds for around a minute and a half it then becomes regular on a twelve second cycle for around a minute and a half.
This is a cable fed TV, also i overheard a conversation today whilst i was at a doctors appointment, a woman said that a friend who owns a farm a few miles out of town completely lost all power for around two hours, also he couldn't ring out on his cellphone, (says to me that the cell tower went down and for some reason the diesel backup didn't begin its backup cycle), just found it odd that other people are experiencing these issues too.
The TV interference has got me thinking though.

I am in South wales UK near Newport.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by tracehd1
Yes!!!! I actually reset all my equip. Yesterday because I couldn't get on....or...it's soooo slow and I have cable!!! Tried to watch a streaming movie last night on my IPad... It was soooo slow...I gave up!!!

Interesting...did we get hit by the sun???

Also....I wish everyone would have put which state they were in...I'm in Montana


...and I should throw in...last Sunday they were chem-spraying all day!!!!
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Ok..I wanted to up-date my own experience. Things seem to be back to normal...



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Better here too.
My internet and electric as been good today.
My neighbors were having minor electric problems and mine were pretty bad.
Turns out that i'm at the very end of the power line but have never had these problems before.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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i have been experiencing the same thing my phone even turned itself off and the web browsing history was replaced with sites ive never visisted.....it got me very paranoid its so freaky and wierd



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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My internet has been haywire for the last few weeks,random disconnects but only with internet/phone,the tv is fine.

It got to the point where comcast sent out a tech to troubleshoot,and he could not find anything 'wrong'.

It was ok for several days after he left,I was on vacation for a few days,just got home last night,and sure enough it started going haywire again today.

(Bremerton Washington area)
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posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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Northern New England here - internet has been incredibly slow for most of the week until last night.

Cellphone - made a call last night - first 30 seconds or so are great as usual - after that extremely bad connection - bits and pieces of words - impossible to have a conversation because I can't hear what the other party is saying, but they can hear me fine. I had 3-4 bars they entire time, and it wasn't just my phone.

This continued all day today - with everyone who has the same provider in my area. Texts were incredibly slow, as well. When I drove 40 miles south just to see if I could get in range in an area that never has any service problems, I lost signal completely!

Got it back with the same garbled junk when we returned.

Called cellphone provider - told them what was going on and they apologized and said they were experiencing a "glitch". "A glitch?", I asked. To which they replied they had been experiencing interference and were confident they would have us back to normal by this evening.

This was at 3:30ish this afternoon. All was well again by 4pm.

Has anyone else contacted their provider directly? We always do when our service isn't working properly. Amazing how cellphone providers always are able to almost instantly get our signal back in the area if we call and complain...and as I said, it is everyone in our area who use specific towers, not just one or two phones. It is definitely a signal issue.

Whenever our town loses power most folks cellphones lose their signal here, too. We always call and complain about that, too. Anyone know why loss of power would cause the cellphones to lose signal? Never used to happen.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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yup! a lot of static on my land line, internet wicked slow, and my cell drops calls, goes in and out of service.

I live in the bay area. Ca.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 06:59 PM
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The other day...every single channel on my freeview box went down..."No Signal"....yet BBC1 was OK.....lasted a few maybe a couple of minutes.....hmmm...why only BBC1 didn't lose signal?

Been on the phone tonight...phone cancelled call 3 times.
TV been pixalating and freezing then catching up on and off for days too

The big Kill Switch practice run anybody?

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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Bought Iphone 5 on release day. Thing was pretty awesome up until about 3 days ago and now it's having issues loading pages on wifi or off. I'm getting pretty irritated with it. The only fix I've found is turning the bitch off and on again. Same carrier as my old phone that never seemed to have issues. The loading problems seem to be very sporadic and it happens in every room and outside.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 07:31 PM
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We have been experiencing the same problems with our cell phone, internet and tv. Our internet cuts off and back on, our tv has been loosing signals and when i cut the cell phones off to charge them they cut back on by them selves. Its really weird because we have not had this to happen before until about a week ago. About one month ago i plugged my husbands cell phone into the charger to charge the battery because he had only one bar left on the phone and after it had charged for awhile he asked me to bring him his cell phone and when i unplugged his phone there was this message that neither one of us have ever seen before and it said, battery is still charging and it wasn't even plugged into the charger or into the outlet.



posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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Time to get a new provider.
I have a pretty extensive technical background....this behavior is common. Irritating...but common.
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