Cellular Phone acting weird all day

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My cell phone service has been off and on all day. I use Cellular One. I have dialed numbers and all I get is a beep. Other times a message would tell me that the number I was calling was not working. All the numbers I called were to land based phones. I had my wife call me and nothing happened. She said that the message said I had my phone turned off, which I didn't. I am a small business. Has anyone else had this happen to them today?

-- P.J. Scott (rwcapitalmanage@aol.com), January 03, 2000


My wife has been using her cellone phone succesfully throughout the day.


-- Mike (mike@noemail.net), January 03, 2000.


Tuesday 4 January 2000 Posted at 0130 hrs IST

Cellphone company runs ads to apologize for New Year hiccup

TOKYO: NTT Mobile Communications Network Inc., a Japanese cellular phone company, ran an ad in major national dailies on Monday to apologize for glitches since the new year in several models that send and receive e-mail.

NTT Mobile Communications Network Inc., known as NTT DoCoMo, said in its five-paragraph apology that there have been problems with nine cellphone models that allow users to send e-mail.

Messages received from January 1 were treated as older than those received in 1999, the company said. If the user had too many old messages, those dating from January 1 would be eliminated before those received in 1999.

Usually, the system eliminates the oldest messages first. Company officials could not be reached on Monday, a holiday, to say if the problem was a Y2K glitch or not. Papers that ran the ad could not elaborate on NTT DoCoMo's statement. (AP)

-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), January 03, 2000.


Do you ever post a corroborating answer? The poster asked for corroboration not what your wife's positive experience was. Your wife having a positive experience doesn't rule out someone with a negative experience looking for corroboration.

Of course on the other side of this you would just ascribe it to another ordinary problem. I guess today there were just about two-three times the normal number of ordinary problems and that will more than likely continue through the month.

You should check with Gartner about that prediction because it is theirs not mine.

-- William R. Sullivan (wrs@wham.com), January 03, 2000.

Back to the bunkers men, looks like it's finally starting!

-- COLONEL M.I. LITIA (snafu@thecompound.com), January 03, 2000.

My Cellular One account is doing the exact same thing. Hmmm...

-- Meg Moss (meg@y2k.am), January 03, 2000.

That sounds like a "vehicle hit a utility pole" problem.

-- The New Excuse (whathappenedto@the.squirrels?), January 03, 2000.

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