SkyTel 2Way pagers DOWN all US

TTSG ttsg at
Wed May 20 03:54:25 UTC 1998

> Just wanted to inform anyone that relies on this for system notifications
> etc.  Skytel lost a satellite feed and all of their 2-Way pagers are down.
> I called them and they told me that it had been down since 5:00pm CST and
> they hoped to have it back 'soon'.
	As well as regular "Skyword" pagers.  We confirm your time, as we
saw it about 7p Eastern, and a VERY WEIRD (Completely garbled, no time
stamp) message at 5p Eastern.  Saw on the local news tonite that it was
"knocked out of orbit".  The phone person just has said "Satellite problems".

	Both TV and Skytel say they are NOT the only ones that count on
that satellite, so it might be worth some peace of mind to run a test of
your pager.


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