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AT&T Outage: 3G and Edge
At least eighteen states have been affected
by KathrynV 03:32PM Thursday Jan 31 2008 Tipped by rootberg See Profile
Users in our forums began reporting this morning that they were experiencing outages with their AT&T service. The Consumerist points out that there are conflicting reports as to who has been affected. It appears that both 3G and EDGE users have experienced problems with Internet connectivity. One update reports that eighteen states, primarily in the Midwest, have been impacted. The latest report says that AT&T does not know what has caused the outage but is working to remedy the problem.

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RadioDoc
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La Grange, IL
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It's over.

Too late. It's over already.
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PhoenixDown
FIOS is Awesome
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Fresh Meadows, NY
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Re: It's over.

I for one enjoyed the break offered by our telecommunication overlords!

Boogeyman
Drive it like you stole it
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Seward, AK

Re: It's over.

said by PhoenixDown:

I for one enjoyed the break offered by our telecommunication overlords!
Wrong site man. Only /. has (insert something here) overlords.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17
There are still users reporting data downtime at this moment..

»www.engadget.com/2008/01/31/atan···comments

PhoenixDown
FIOS is Awesome
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Fresh Meadows, NY
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Re: It's over.

Thats because they didn't use the new TPS form!
bogey7806

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Here
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Came back here around 10:45 CST
xenophon

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Skynet

It's the Skynet calm before the storm.
Expand your moderator at work

ninjatutle
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San Ramon, CA

I wish the internet would go down

All of it. For a few days. We all could use a break from it

Boogeyman
Drive it like you stole it
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Seward, AK

Re: I wish the internet would go down

said by ninjatutle:

All of it. For a few days. We all could use a break from it
BLASPHEMER!!!

I wonder how many services would just quit working if the net did go down.

en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA

Re: I wish the internet would go down

I would almost like to witness it just for the dependency factor. Its similar to a power outage ... only worse, for business.
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edgeuser

@sbc.com

edge fine in Indy

Been up on edge all day. No hicups here.

ptrowski
Got Helix?
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Putnam, CT
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Re: edge fine in Indy

Works here in RI. Typing this from my Blackberry.

CrazyFingers

join:2003-10-01
Columbia, MO

Mine's back

I swear, you set up a bunch of Treo's to work with GroupWise mobile server and they act like you cut their damned arms off when they stop working for a few hours...
Now, there's a thought.
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Edrick
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Woburn, MA

hmm

I had no issues here in MA
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Ricky Smith

AT&T wirelesses heavy bandwidth usage iphone hogs!!!

The reason why AT&T wireless had an outage it's very simple there was more traffic than AT&T wirelesses network infastructure could handle their ip backbone system was overloaded they still run on 10 gig per second something should tell them to wake up and smell the $$$$$$$$ fresh air in the death star and upgrade their ip backbone system to 40 gigs a second with cisco high bandwidth routers otherwise the same problem will happen contiously over time again and again it should of told them something by now!!!

RadioDoc
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Re: AT&T wirelesses heavy bandwidth usage iphone hogs!!!

Someone sell this Cisco salesman some punctuation!
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ydoucare

join:2003-03-12
Lafayette, IN
I'm betting the 9 year old I just saw on "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" could form a paragraph better than you.

tc1uscg

join:2005-03-09
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Re: AT&T wirelesses heavy bandwidth usage iphone hogs!!!

said by ydoucare:

I'm betting the 9 year old I just saw on "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" could form a paragraph better than you.
It's a glitch in his POS iPhone ver 1 .

Anonymous_
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let

sue

all of the others are getting sued might as well sue att too

djrobx
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I'm sure we'll never know,

But I'd really like to know how the hell they've configured their network so that a single failure can bring down eighteen states.

This reminds me of the "national outage" that Comcast had due their brilliant idea of centralizing their DNS servers.
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tom323

@sbcglobal.net

ATT DSL broke too

Texas, here. My ATT DSL has been on/off all day.

RadioDoc
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Re: ATT DSL broke too

Totally unrelated. Totally.
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bogey7806

join:2004-03-19
Here
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Re: ATT DSL broke too

C'mon...it's gotta be! Heh.

rlocone
Honor Our Heros, Our Armed Forces
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Kokomo, IN
said by tom323 :

Texas, here. My ATT DSL has been on/off all day.
ATT Support Plus must've been flooded with trouble tickets.

funnystuff

@rr.com

watch this funny stuff!!!

check it out if you have a AT&T wireless phone-pda phone their network is heading for another crash. I did a speed test 302 kbps a second, and it's obvious bandwidth hogs. I give them one more hour another network outage is gonna happen, I promise ya that!!!

DSL12steps

join:2001-12-24

Fun working for the death star

It was interesting getting a major update on our laptops on the same day the GPRS goes on the blink. The dispatchers were way overworked today.

Way to go boys. I love my company!

sbcnomore

@verizon.net

:-(

att run by a bunch of people that dont know how to operate a network...(or notwork)
Hahausuck
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kudos:2

Anyone notice the time being off?

I noticed that my phone last night around 6pm MST, was displaying time an hour ahead so it was saying 7-something PM instead. Probably related to the outage I'd guess.

riffers

@stateconcierge.com

No over yet

My BJ wont connect this afternoon again. In Atlanta area.