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

Russell Johnson russ at dimstar.net
Sat Dec 29 07:43:48 PST 2018

>From what I hear, a lot of AT&T and Verizon customers received the message as well because CenturyLink runs a major part of the backhaul those carriers use. 

Yes, AT&T and Verizon outsource their backbones. 

On 12/29/18, 7:41 AM, "Dick Steffens" <plug-talk-bounces at pdxlinux.org on behalf of dick at dicksteffens.com> wrote:

    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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