[PLUG-TALK] Screen phone "911 unavailable" warnings

Dick Steffens dick at dicksteffens.com
Sat Dec 29 07:40:33 PST 2018

On 12/29/18 12:36 AM, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 7:31 PM -0800, "Keith Lofstrom" <keithl at kl-ic.com> wrote:
>> My wife has two motoG screen phones, personal and business
>> numbers.  Last night near midnight, one turned itself on
>> and LOUDLY announced something about "911 service
>> unavailable, call this number instead."
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 05:49:29AM +0000, Russell Johnson wrote:
>> https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/28/911-service-outage-centurylink/
> Thank you for the link and explanation.  I learned more
> myself;  the Century Link failure affected Washington
> State, so they also called cell phones with billing
> addresses in Washington County, Oregon.

We're in Clackamas County. I did not get the call, but my wife did. I'm 
guessing it's because she kept her old US West phone number, and it's 
still in Century Link's database.


Dick Steffens

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