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Re: Sprint LD routing affected by Katrina?

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Fri Sep 02 14:58:33 2005

Officials at Cingular Wireless LLC, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Corp. and
BellSouth Corp. reported separately at noon today that with flooding and
power outages in New Orleans, crews can't access cellular sites and
switching stations for repairs. Sprint.s crews are waiting in Baton Rouge,
La., until officials say it's safe to enter New Orleans, a spokesman said.

On Fri, 2 Sep 2005, Jon Lewis wrote:

> I've encountered several toll free numbers (like the BellSouth DSG) which
> can no longer be dialed from Gainesville, FL roughly coinciding with
> Katrina slamming the Gulf Coast.  I finally called BellSouth (the local
> ILEC) and asked what was up, as I can't get through from Gainesville, but
> I can if I use our VOIP network to route the calls out through other
> cities in FL (or if I use my Cingular cell phone).
> According to BellSouth repair, it's a Sprint call routing problem.  I
> found it amusing and unlikely that BellSouth's DSG would use Sprint for
> their phone lines.
> Is anyone aware of Sprint having LD voice routing issues, probably a
> result of Katrina damage?
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>   Jon Lewis                   |  I route
>   Senior Network Engineer     |  therefore you are
>   Atlantic Net                |
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