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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Verizon Wireless Outage Prompts Reminder Of Emergency Features Of Your Cell Phone

MANY VERIZON USERS EXPERIENCED CELL PHONE SERVICE OUTAGE

Posted by Connect Radio News on 8/4/2016 6:57:00 AM.

DuBois, PA – If you use Verizon, you might have been upset yesterday to find out that you were without cell phone service for part of the day. Verizon cell phone towers were down around the area, meaning that many Verizon users had no cell phone service at all.

The towers seem to be fixed now, and the issue is no longer a problem for most Verizon users.

However, even though it was inconvenient, you weren’t actually in danger due to the lack of service. 

Cell phones can still make emergency calls to 911 even if you can’t make other calls. If you had an emergency, you could have still called 911 and the call would have likely gone through via another company’s cell phone tower.

You might also not be aware that you can make emergency calls to 911 if your cell phone is deactivated. Remember, you should only call 911 if you have a true emergency, but knowing these kinds of tips could save your life or someone else’s someday.

Ed Note: If there are no other wireless towers serving the area you are in, you may find out you can't connect.

1 comment :

Nate Taylor said...

The Ed Note means that in our area (McKean and Potter County basically) we're screwed. Verizon is the only provider in our area. There are a few locations that would still have cell service as they are provided by "Personal Cell Towers", but the range isn't often that large and requires the owner's internet access to be on and working as they connect to the internet to provide the cell service.

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