A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


June 3, 2014

Suspicious Activity?

     Yesterday afternoon I tried to make a phone call and kept getting a busy signal.  When it happened on several other numbers I tried to call, I started paying attention to exactly what was happening.  Before I finished dialing, the busy signal went into effect, so then I knew something must be wrong with AT&T's system.  No calls in, no calls out.  Great!
     I called on my cell to report the incident and, of course, only got the robo-call, which said it would be the end of the week before it was repaired.  Unbelievable!  There wasn't much I could do about it.  I at least had my cell phone ... at least I thought I did.  Before long, I was unable to get cell coverage unless I walked across my acreage to the old barn, the highest point on the property.  Now I really started wondering what was going on!
     Fortunately, our wifi service is not through AT&T, so at least we had internet access.  I decided to check and see if there was any kind of notification on the web.  The only thing I found was a detection map on a remote AT&T page that showed significant outage in several areas... first signs seemed to show it extended across Texas, across California, Atlanta and Chicago.  One site was flooded with unhappy AT&T customers.  They had been given conflicting excuses by phone reps, and they were angry.  Apparently, one customer got ahold of a rep with a conscience, who told them that it was nationwide, but AT&T was keeping it hush-hush.
     But does anyone find it just a little suspicious that it only seems to be Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and New York that are out, including areas that range out from these hubs -- and there is no mention of it from the major news sources or anywhere on the web, except for comments and discussions in chat rooms?
     Is it a glitch in their system, or is it a major computer hack?  Is it a solar flare, or something more sinister?  All I know is it is highly suspect and I'm wondering if we will be told the truth.  This was no ordinary outage!

UPDATE:  Phone service came back on at 9:36 pm.  Let's see if there is any mention from any creditable news source.  It will be interesting to see if there is an attempt to explain this incident, or if it is merely ignored.  Inquiring minds want to know!

Proverbs 18:17   "The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him."


   

4 comments:

  1. A trial run, perhaps? To see if shutting down phone communications to the masses is possible? I've read about similar tests of local electric grids (in my area not too long ago) and internet access. My tin foil hat may be on a bit too tight, but nothing government does to mess things up for the general population surprises me any more.

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    1. The fact that I have not seen one ounce of coverage by local or national media on this event, makes wearing our tin foil hats seem logical, doesn't it? And your hypothesis will do until a better one comes along, or we get some creditable explanation.

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  2. WOW! My cell phone was out yesterday all day. It took nearly three hours of calling "customer care" to get it working again. The two operators I talked to both said they had no idea what was wrong, as my account showed I had service for another two weeks. Thankfully, after two resets, we got it working again. They also told me they were extremely sorry for my very long wait, but they had over two hundred calls on hold ! They had no idea why they were so swamped. This was Verizon and I live in Kentucky. Yes, I suspect a "dry run". I also read in my local paper, two years ago, that Obummer had initiated a system to control all cell phones during an emergency. He has the ability to send messages to a particular area or to disconnect a particular area. Interestingly, my wifes cell phone, which is the same carrier, worked normally. Makes me wonder, since she never comments or posts anything religious or political....

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    1. There was definitely something afoot. And the total lack of coverage by the media proves that something strange is going on.

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