SkyTel 2Way pagers DOWN all US

Just wanted to inform anyone that relies on this for system notifications
etc. Skytel lost a satellite feed and all of their 2-Way pagers are down.
I called them and they told me that it had been down since 5:00pm CST and
they hoped to have it back 'soon'.

There was a satellite failure that has taken out most paging in the US. My
AirTouch is also out. I assume that the paging comanies are scrambling to get
other access.

Keep close to the phone and let your NOCs know. :frowning:

BTW:

http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space/9805/20/satellite.outage/

> Just wanted to inform anyone that relies on this for system notifications
> etc. Skytel lost a satellite feed and all of their 2-Way pagers are down.
> I called them and they told me that it had been down since 5:00pm CST and
> they hoped to have it back 'soon'.

There was a satellite failure that has taken out most paging in the US. My
AirTouch is also out. I assume that the paging comanies are scrambling to get
other access.

Keep close to the phone and let your NOCs know. :frowning:
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Interestingly enough, my Tampa PageNet pager died around the same time,
was down at 0300, and was working at 0830. The reason it's interesting
is that I'm _not_ a nationwide customer. Their _local_ RF was down.

Go figure.

CHeers,
-- jra