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Massive outage underway

Associate Professor

Re: Massive outage underway

Gabe, make sure it's not super cheap with less than 8GB of storage... Even at 8GB of storage, once the default apps update, you wont have much room for others.

Distinguished Professor IV

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@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Gabe, make sure it's not super cheap with less than 8GB of storage... Even at 8GB of storage, once the default apps update, you wont have much room for others.


Good advice.  I'm going to make sure it has expandable storage, as well, as in a micro SD card, and at least cabable of 16GB.  


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Professor

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@macsocietymakes a good point, and sending out a quick email to subscribers may be a good idea -- that way they add another way for people to know -- though I'm sure some people would still be steamed over something or other, maybe because the company didn't skywrite it or send heralds door to door. 

 

Eons ago when my  satellite connection would fail due to a small wind or some moisture from the sky, they had a recording on their customer service line, so when you called you got the announcement that way.  I guess they have many more subscribers now and when they all call at once they clog the lines. 

Professor

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Yeah, nowadays it does pay to have a smartphone, @GabeUSmiley Happy

 


@GabeU wrote:

@maratsade wrote:

I accessed the site with my phone -- they had announced the issue in plenty of places, but it seems that they can't win and someone, somewhere will be ticked off.


That's what I did, though my tracfone is so awful about the only thing I could do, other than read posts, is click on the kudo button.  LOL.  

 

Because of this, I'm upgrading to an Android based, smartphone like tracfone this month.  I've had enough of my tiny screen and limited access.  Heck, my present phone doesn't even run in 3G.  It's 2.5G.  Yes...2.5G.  Ugh!  LOL.  

 


 

 

Professor

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"Heck, my present phone doesn't even run in 3G.  It's 2.5G.  Yes...2.5G."

 

So "run" may not be quite accurate.... "walk," or "limp" may be more appropriate.  Smiley Wink

Professor

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"even if you hand that person $1000... they may still be mad."

 

 I think the company should test this protocol and see what happens.  I volunteer for the beta test. Smiley Wink

 

" If I leave the phone 2nd story in the window, I slowly get emails "

 

That's both funny and sad.   I remember a long time ago I had to drive 1.5 miles up the road to get reception.  The one phone and data provider in the area had a service map, and my place was in a blank area on that map.  Over the years reception improved and now it's manageable, though I still have to drive 1.5 miles up the road to get more bars.   They claim I get 4G and hang on to that claim like a drowning man to a piece of drifwood. But nope, no 4G.

 

I'm picturing you hanging to the weather vane, TJ, slowly rotating your arm trying to get to the site to see what's going on....

 

I hope they build more towers in your area.

 

 

 


@macsociety wrote:

@maratsade wrote:

I accessed the site with my phone -- they had announced the issue in plenty of places, but it seems that they can't win and someone, somewhere will be ticked off.


Yeh, will be that case always... even if you hand that person $1000... they may still be mad. <grin>

 

But yeh, I would be in the mass email if possible for major outages.

 

Where I live, my cell service is VERY spotty.  If I leave the phone 2nd story in the window, I slowly get emails and if they sent one.... it would allow me to know there is a problem.  So my phone was in the window upstairs from 5PM PST until I went to bed around 12:30AM PST and still had not service here.  I am on the J2GIL so was out from around 5PM and on if memory serves.  Reset the modem a couple times during that until I said major problem, just go to bed. hehe.

 

I don't have enough cell access to do any browsing so could not visit community.  Service comes and goes for me around 1 bar to non to 3 to no service.  ;-)

 

TJ


 

Professor

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I've had to get larger and larger storage over the years.  I'm at the max with the phone now, hoping it'll be sufficient for a while.

 


@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Gabe, make sure it's not super cheap with less than 8GB of storage... Even at 8GB of storage, once the default apps update, you wont have much room for others.


 

Assistant Professor

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@maratsade wrote:

send heralds door to door.


"hark" Loooool.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Professor

Re: Massive outage underway

herald.GIFHark! Hughesnet is down!

 

 

 

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@maratsade, I am more like this.

Smiley LOL

TJ

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