said by BiggA:
I like my AT&T, but I'll admit, it's Verizon who is always up no matter what happens. They voluntarily have 8 hours of battery backup plus many hours of diesel fuel at every cell site that it's possible. Verizon basically never goes down during power disruptions. I wish AT&T would take a cue and do the same, or out-do Verizon.
Verizon goes out just as often as AT&T does during an emergency. It's not the power that's the issue, it's the amount of traffic. There's a reason that during 9/11, emergency communications ground to a halt, and that during Katrina, the Louisiana government used land-lines and Sat Phones.