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Re: SkyTel 2Way pagers DOWN all US

  • From: Kevin Oberman
  • Date: Tue May 19 23:49:52 1998

> 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. :-(
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: [email protected]			Phone: +1 510 486-8634