Y2k silly season

Deepak Jain deepak at ai.net
Mon Dec 27 20:49:09 UTC 1999

Speaking of telephone style networks. Has anyone noticed significant 
degradation in their cell/pager coverage/performance over the last couple 
of weeks? 

Or maybe I'm imagining here.

Deepak Jain

On Mon, 27 Dec 1999, Nathan Stratton wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Dec 1999, Robert Cannon wrote:
> > In regards to self fulfilling prophecies:
> > 
> > The phone companies won't admit it but they are scared that at 1 second
> > past midnight, everyone will say to themselves, "Hmmm, lights are still on,
> > I wonder if the phones have stopped working?" and then within 1 minute,
> > millions of people will be lifting their phones off the hooks to check
> > dial-tone.  You know what happens when that happens. :-)
> This is only a problem in some networks. Most of the time the actual
> dial tone does not congest the system. As someone who builds telephone
> networks I have to say that at least the 26 CLECs I work with will do
> fine. :) I am more worried about the people factor, when people freak out
> you can have problems.
> ><>
> Nathan Stratton				Tricetel Consulting
> http://www.tricetel.net			nathan at tricetel.net
> http://www.robotics.net	 		nathan at robotics.net
> > -Hank

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