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  1. #1
    Steve Johnson
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    I have 3 Sprint phones on 2 different accounts and all not working. The
    phones are showing Roam and attempting to use the Verizon service. No help
    from Sprint, nobody home.

    Any ideas? Network problem? Armaggedon?





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  2. #2
    Mij Adyaw
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    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    What do the phones do when you attempt to dial a number? Did you call Sprint
    Tech Support for assistance?

    "Steve Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have 3 Sprint phones on 2 different accounts and all not working. The
    >phones are showing Roam and attempting to use the Verizon service. No help
    >from Sprint, nobody home.
    >
    > Any ideas? Network problem? Armaggedon?
    >






  3. #3

    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    Sprint PCS has a fiber cut in MI that is affecting us. I found a quick
    blirb here:

    http://216.87.159.39/news/default.as...ownews&id=7866

    My contacts at SBC confirm the fiber cut but nobody is giving a
    realistic ETA.

    Bradon




  4. #4

    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    Service could be out for up to two weeks in MI due to the train
    incident. That's rough.




  5. #5
    Steve Johnson
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    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    Thanks. Man, 2 weeks!


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Sprint PCS has a fiber cut in MI that is affecting us. I found a quick
    > blirb here:
    >
    > http://216.87.159.39/news/default.as...ownews&id=7866
    >
    > My contacts at SBC confirm the fiber cut but nobody is giving a
    > realistic ETA.
    >
    > Bradon
    >






  6. #6

    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    Update: Service has been restored (for at least one tower) in Beaumont,
    TX.




  7. #7
    Christopher F
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    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area


    "Steve Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have 3 Sprint phones on 2 different accounts and all not working. The
    >phones are showing Roam and attempting to use the Verizon service.


    Hehehehehehehe. Make the switch, friend.





  8. #8
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    He has already made the switch and is with the best wireless provider.

    "Christopher F" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Steve Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I have 3 Sprint phones on 2 different accounts and all not working. The
    >>phones are showing Roam and attempting to use the Verizon service.

    >
    > Hehehehehehehe. Make the switch, friend.
    >






  9. #9
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    Christopher F wrote:
    > "Steve Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I have 3 Sprint phones on 2 different accounts and all not working. The
    >>phones are showing Roam and attempting to use the Verizon service.

    >
    >
    > Hehehehehehehe. Make the switch, friend.


    Did you notice where it said "SBC"?

    It looks like an interconnect problem between SBC's landline network and
    Sprint. The one thing I find interesting is that the fiber cut was in Michigan
    and it affected Texas. I find this interesting because they're not only on
    opposite sides of the country, one's former Ameritech territory, the other
    former Southwestern Bell terriotry. Backhaul from Michigan to Texas must be
    pretty damned expensive. (Just found it interesting, as someone who has done
    lots of work for ISPs over the years, and thus has had to work with a number of
    phone companies, especially SBC.)

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  10. #10
    Frank Harris
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    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    Yeah, that bewilderered me, too, Steve, until I studied the maps and
    text on the TV station's story (see URL), and concluded that the cut was
    in MS=Mississippi, not MI=Michigan.

    Steve Sobol wrote:

    > It looks like an interconnect problem between SBC's landline network and
    > Sprint. The one thing I find interesting is that the fiber cut was in
    > Michigan and it affected Texas. I find this interesting because they're
    > not only on opposite sides of the country, one's former Ameritech
    > territory, the other former Southwestern Bell terriotry. Backhaul from
    > Michigan to Texas must be pretty damned expensive. (Just found it
    > interesting, as someone who has done lots of work for ISPs over the
    > years, and thus has had to work with a number of phone companies,
    > especially SBC.)
    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  11. #11
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    Frank Harris wrote:
    > Yeah, that bewilderered me, too, Steve, until I studied the maps and
    > text on the TV station's story (see URL), and concluded that the cut was
    > in MS=Mississippi, not MI=Michigan.


    That makes more sense. Of course, MS isn't SBC territory at all, it's BellSouth

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    amount of rain the Southland has gotten this winter (January 12th, 2005)



  12. #12

    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    My bad, that was just a typo.




  13. #13

    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    Oops, sorry about that guys. I intended Mississippi, I just gave the
    incorrect abbreviation.




  14. #14
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: No service in Beaumont, TX area

    Steve Sobol wrote:
    > Frank Harris wrote:
    >
    >> Yeah, that bewilderered me, too, Steve, until I studied the maps and
    >> text on the TV station's story (see URL), and concluded that the cut
    >> was in MS=Mississippi, not MI=Michigan.


    > That makes more sense. Of course, MS isn't SBC territory at all, it's
    > BellSouth



    While that's true, SBC does still likely have backhaul facilities in
    various states, even though it may not be the ILEC in all of them.

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