T-Mobile Says Software Error Caused Service Outage
T-Mobile issued yet another statement to explain what was behind the service outage experienced by its users on Tuesday, November 3. It said, "After investigating the cause, we have determined that a back-end system software error had generated abnormal congestion on the network. T-Mobile has since implemented additional measures to help prevent this from happening in the future." T-Mobile has not indicated what — if anything — it is going to do to recompense the affected customers. T-Mobile claims only 5% of its users lost service.
Twitter Debuts 'Happening Now' to Call Out Real-Time Events
Twitter has rolled out a new way to see what's happening live around the world with the addition of a "Happening Now" tool in users' timelines. Twitter says the Happening Now content will center on events and topics it thinks users will be interested in, though it is kicking off the feature with a focus just on sports in the U.S.
Verizon Settles with FCC Over 911 Outage
The FCC today said Verizon has settled with the agency over an outage that affected 911 operations last year. In April 2014, 750,000 Verizon Wireless customers in nine California counties were unable to reach 911 for a period lasting 6 hours.
FCC to Investigate AT&T 911 Outage
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency will investigate a recent issue on AT&T's mobile network that prevented some 911 calls from going through. The issue occurred Wednesday evening over a period of several hours.
Apple Offers Patch to Resolve Error 53
Apple today provided an avenue to help people with bricked iPhones restore their device to working order. The issue pertains to devices that were repaired by third-party shops with non-Apple parts.
T-Mobile Fined $17.5 Million Over 911 Outage
T-Mobile has settled with the FCC regarding two separate 911 outages on its national wireless network that prevented customers from reaching emergency services for a period of three hours. T-Mobile agreed to pay the FCC $17.5 million in fines and take steps to improve the strength of its network and 911 services.
5% everyone I know in Houston was out!
More than 5%, had problems in Alabama also.
LOL most of my friends in