The last few days were a frustrating one for Canadian wireless consumers. Many wireless consumers lacked the ability to make or receive phone calls, and the frustration and anger built in an era of modernization. Late over the weekend many consumers began experiencing difficulties in making phone calls and had their calls disconnected. Many were able to text, but were not able to make phone calls. The mess continued into Monday evening. It got even more tricky came Monday evening.
If you were on the Freedom Mobile or Chatr network- then you were unable to call someone else on these networks. However, you were able to call someone on another network such as Rogers. We live in a world where finding people that is understanding to situations that is beyond the control of someone else. In the case of the wireless networks going now- there were many ignorant people lacking patience and understanding running their mouth:
And then there is this:
The cell service providers apologized for the service interruptions with Freedom Mobile saying:
Our technicians have been actively managing the network and working to fully restore wireless voice services. Some customers may still experience intermittent wireless voice service,” Chethan Lakshman, Vice President, External Affairs, Freedom Mobile explained. Thank you for your continued patience. We sincerely apologize to any of our customers who were impacted by this issue.
Then a spokeswoman for Rogers Communications said this:
Voice services are restoring with a very limited number of customers experiencing intermittent interruption to voice calls. Teams are working hard to fully resolve the issue and we sincerely apologize to our customers.
It wouldn’t be shocking to us if this is later reported as China flexing its muscle by showing its reach in hacking and shutting down Canada’s cell phone networks. Reportedly, some years back, fingers were pointed at China for the biggest North America power shut-down in the winter season.