posted on Oct, 5 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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.