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    Snow Storm

    Major snow storm in the mid-Atlantic. I measured 10.25 inches. Power went out 11 am. So did T-Mo. Hey they're synchronized.

    Verizon and AT&T still going strong.

    Way To Go T-Mo.

    You get what you pay for. TANSTAAFL.



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    Are you implying it's T-Mobile's fault that there may be a loss in coverage due to a major snow storm?? This would be similar to blaming a carrier after a tornado rips through a town for loss of coverage.
    Just another day in paradise.....

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    A snow storm isn't a tornado. Both snow storms and hurricanes are will within standard design engineering limits. Tornados are a wild card.
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    The OP stated that he measured just over 10 feet of snow. Could easily disable a cellular tower due to falling snow. Ever own a DirecTV or DISH network satellite mini dish?? A strong rain or snow storm can ruin all reception due to an obstructed line of site to the satellites. Let's be realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serial Port View Post
    The OP stated that he measured just over 10 feet of snow.
    He said 10.25 inches.
    Last edited by Serial Port; 01-03-2022 at 08:17 PM.

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    As the old saying goes... all sites are created equal, some are more equal than others.
    It's likely that the site that you were connected to was affected by the storm, especially for power. If you aren't in too rural of an area, it's possible that you could connect from a different site, but with weak service. In the location the I'm currently in... one site will give me service if I'm lucky. Back. At home, at least 4 sites besides the one nearby will give me service...but I may have to be outside for stable service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mframe View Post
    He said 10.25 inches.
    Oops, my mistake. Still doesn't mean that it couldn't interfere with cellular reception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serial Port View Post
    The OP stated that he measured just over 10 feet of snow. Could easily disable a cellular tower due to falling snow. Ever own a DirecTV or DISH network satellite mini dish?? A strong rain or snow storm can ruin all reception due to an obstructed line of site to the satellites. Let's be realistic.
    10.25 inches. This is not the Donner pass.

    Power went out and T-Mo was no signal when I checked it a few minutes later.

    AT&T & Verizon never missed a beat and are still going strong 9 hours later. Still no T-Mo.

    Yes it is possible that T-Mo's tower was effected and the others were not. I do not know who is on what tower, but the whole three county area is largely without power.

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    Maybe you missed my correction of my prior post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serial Port View Post
    Maybe you missed my correction of my prior post.
    Your post with correction was not there when I started mine.

    We probably were posting at the same time.

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    No problem. I misquoted you and I admitted it. No harm, no foul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdevnul View Post
    Major snow storm in the mid-Atlantic. I measured 10.25 inches. Power went out 11 am. So did T-Mo. Hey they're synchronized.

    Verizon and AT&T still going strong.

    Way To Go T-Mo.

    You get what you pay for. TANSTAAFL.



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    T-Mobile doesn't do backup power as much as the top-tier carriers. You get what you pay for.

    T-Mobile users should keep a backup phone, on Verizon, for emergencies and for coverage in less populated areas. Page Plus offers service for as little as $10/120 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdevnul View Post
    Major snow storm in the mid-Atlantic. I measured 10.25 inches. Power went out 11 am. So did T-Mo. Hey they're synchronized.

    Verizon and AT&T still going strong.

    Way To Go T-Mo.

    You get what you pay for. TANSTAAFL.



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    It's good that you have coverage from the other 2 carriers then. Also that you know your area and have made decisions based on prior experiences and that of others I assume.

    Do you keep all three services active at all times?

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    I have my mom on Verizon & T-Mobile. Her local Verizon tower went down for a while yesterday, but T-Mobile never stopped. Power is still out at her house. Always good to have lines on 2 (or 3) different providers for unexpected situations.

    Has anyone seen the mess on Route 95 south of DC? 100's of people still stranded since yesterday morning. Our governor is useless. Thanks goodness he'll be gone in a few days!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serial Port View Post
    ...The OP stated that he measured just over 10 feet of snow. ...
    Quote Originally Posted by bobdevnul View Post
    ......I measured 10.25 inches.....
    Inches, feet, bananas. It's all the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAngela View Post
    T-Mobile doesn't do backup power as much as the top-tier carriers. You get what you pay for.....
    The point is that the batteries at T-Mobile sites are supposed to last longer than seconds.

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