All it takes is one brutal force of nature to bring the world of technology to its knees. As a result of Hurricane Sandy’s ferocious East coast battering, reports of mobile voice and data outages have begun to surface. The network issues — felt by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint — reportedly first started yesterday, and have lasted into today.
Even with an abundance of resources, there is only so much wireless companies can do to combat the situation. For now, at least, it sounds like many customers will simply have to ride it out until systems are back up and operational. All four big carriers have made statements to TechCrunch, who have voiced their concerns and commitment to getting their respective networks back in working order.
Unfortunately, the weather has been less than cooperative, as expected, causing severe flooding and building damage, so deploying personnel and equipment to affected sites is out of the question right now. Hit the source for the full quotes.