power is out - verizonwireless services unreachable

Posted by joy

So we just had a line of somewhat powerful thunderstorms pass through the West Chester area. I went to text someone a few minutes ago and I got a message saying that the message could not be sent. Can’t reach verizonwireless voicemail either. Making a call took a few tries, while obviously there is EVDO service since I can write this… All of which makes me a little leery …apparently it just takes a strong thunderstorm to take out part of the verizonwireless network. Maybe I can take some time to figure out how to use this phone as a modem with the PowerBook.

2 Responses to “power is out - verizonwireless services unreachable”

  1. Tony Says:

    We were lucky here; power was out for only about 15 minutes. Kinda nice, actually. I have a Verizon non-Bluetooth phone and was able to get it working as a 14.4 modem with OS X using these directions: http://homepage.mac.com/jrc/contrib/mobile_office/ All I needed was the cable.

  2. joy Says:

    My parents just got power back — 48 hours later.

    I never did figure out how to use the cell phone as a modem since my cell phone battery was running out.

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