Did anyone else have outage for cellular service in the Ottawa area during last night's storm?
Or was the cell system simply that jammed?
Hmph....we lost mobile service around 8-9 pm on both of our phones. Previously, it was working but slow. I was thinking about heading out on the roads to see if it was isolated to our area (Bridlewood, Kanata) which is notorious for bad coverage but thought better of it.
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We had quite a downpour followed by gusts of wind here in the GTA too! I had to stop myself from getting blown away!! 😆 The turbulent weather definitely caused some issues throughout parts of Ontario!
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The problem was resolved overnight - I just wanted to confirm if there was a problem. The RogersHelps twitter feed did confirm there were some problems with the towers in our area so that explains it.
We just noticed drop-offs as well. People are calling us and within 30 seconds, the call drops. I even tried calling our other phone and within 15 seconds of connecting, it immediately dropped off. So maybe they aren't completely resolved.
Texts and so forth seem ok.
Cable box is still out from large power outage in Ottawa
Where are you posting your updates regarding restoring TV and Internet service? We finally have our power back Ottawa - Katimavik area, Kanata South area, but no cable or internet service. Where are you posting updates on restoring service?
Power was out here at Prince of Wales and Dynes for about 24 hours. For a while after the power went out I could still get LTE data on my iPhone, but then it changed to Edge or 3G, with no Internet access. Occasionally I could get one bar of LTE. My guess is that my nearest cell tower only had a limited amount of battery backup. Does Rogers have a guaranteed minimum time for cell access during a widespread power outage?
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