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Tsunami Warning crashes AT&T network in Waikiki

Discussion in 'AT&T Wireless Forum' started by tlagrone, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. tlagrone

    tlagrone New Member

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    2 hours before impact.

    AT&T just can't handle the load.

    Other carriers survive with little problem.

    Posted using T-Mobile Wireless hotspot (4G).:mad:
     
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    No corroborating link to anything that shows AT&T had problems and no other carrier did.
     
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    Just eyewitness reports at the scene. I am sure that the network was working for a few selected individuals. "Crash" is probably not the best word to use. System was working well shortly after the warning passed.

    AT&T just can't handle all the devices they have in the field when a high impact event occurs. The trunk circuits to the mainland were also jammed during that event.

    This guideline from the Pacific Tsunami Warning center.

    * DO NOT TIE UP PHONE LINES or cell phones with non-emergency calls. Increased cellular and land-line telephone traffic can severely hamper the ability to request emergency assistance from first responders. Call 9-1-1 ONLY for a life-threatening emergency.

    In general, all services can be overloaded, AT&T has the least overload capability in that area.
     
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