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Re: Sprint/Sprint PCS Network Status

  • From: Frank Coluccio
  • Date: Sat Sep 15 16:57:40 2001

My Sprint/PCS service is still sputtering between analog roaming and zilch in Bay 
Ridge, Brooklyn, which is within eyeshot of Ground Zero across the harbor. 
Digital service did come back for a while, earlier today, but it's back to the 
same impaired [read as: useless] state now as it's been for the past four days.

> Since Sprint usually makes a statement only after they've
> fixed a failure, I'm guessing something else happened this
> morning, and is now fixed.  Anyone with information about
> what Sprint fixed?
> Sprint/Sprint PCS Network Status 
> SEPTEMBER 15, 2001 
> As of noon, CDT today, Sprint wireline switching facilities that
> support Sprint's telecommunications network are stable and processing
> voice and data traffic normally. In addition, Sprint PCS reports that
> progress is being made to restore wireless phone service to customers
> throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. 
> Four Sprint PCS cell sites remain out of service in the immediate
> disaster area. Many other sites across Manhattan are still without
> service primarily due to the loss of their landline connection provided
> to Sprint PCS by other telecom carriers. 
> Service for most Sprint long distance and wireless customers remains
> normal across the rest of the United States. Some wireline voice and
> data customer sites in New York remain without service, again due to
> the loss of their landline connection provided to Sprint by other
> telecom carriers. 
> Sprint associates continue to work with other telecom companies and
> government officials to restore full service as soon as possible.