Mayor of Maui Says AT&T Wireless Fail...

Mayor of Maui Says AT&T Wireless Failed Them During Tsunami Warning Period

There are 2 comments on the Mediabistro.com story from Mar 23, 2011, titled Mayor of Maui Says AT&T Wireless Failed Them During Tsunami Warning Period. In it, Mediabistro.com reports that:

After Japan's mega-earthquake, the island of Maui in the State of Hawaii was under a Tsunami warning like most of the Pacific Rim during the evening of March 10 and early into the morning of March 11.

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JOF

San Francisco, CA

#1 Mar 23, 2011
Please tell me that the Maui government didn't really count on a consumer cell phone network to be a valid form of communication during a disaster!? Everyone knows the cell network is overwhelmed during a disaster. During the power failure from the 2006 quake, my cell phone stopped working about an hour when the cell site ran out of power.

There's a reason why emergency services use walkie talkie systems.
RonCouturier

United States

#2 May 5, 2011
JOF wrote:
Please tell me that the Maui government didn't really count on a consumer cell phone network to be a valid form of communication during a disaster!? Everyone knows the cell network is overwhelmed during a disaster. During the power failure from the 2006 quake, my cell phone stopped working about an hour when the cell site ran out of power.

There's a reason why emergency services use walkie talkie systems.
Really people...cell service is not the best when it's over taxed...

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