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Hurricane Sandy Cellphone Service

Gerry Smith

Don't Count On Your Cell Phone For Help After The Next Huge Hurricane

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology

As Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast, flooding homes, submerging cars and taking lives, Colleen Marron could only wonder if her family was safe....

Gerry Smith

Four Months After Sandy, Lower Manhattan Businesses Still Waiting On Verizon

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

Potential customers don't need to ask whether The Wayland, a chic bar in Manhattan's East Village, accepts credit cards. They can just read the sign -...

Gerry Smith

Historic Blizzard Tests Wireless Flaws Exposed By Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.08.2013 | Technology

In the past two years, residents of Bethel, Conn., have been hit by three massive snowstorms that knocked out power for days. Each time, nearby cell t...

Gerry Smith

Wireless Industry Resisted Calls To Back Up Cell Towers Before Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology

One key factor helps explain why communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy could not use cell phones to call for help and communicate with the outside wo...

Gerry Smith

Hurricane Sandy Delivers 'Another Catastrophe' To Verizon's Home, Complicating Network Repairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.03.2012 | Technology

The water came rushing through the lobby, crashing against doors, shattering windows and scattering sandbags meant to stop it. Then, it cascaded down ...

Gerry Smith

Verizon Customers Could Wait 2 Weeks For Service Following Storm Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.02.2012 | Technology

Verizon said Friday it could take up to two weeks to restore service to some customers after high winds, heavy flooding and power outages caused by Hu...

Gerry Smith

Cell Phone Problems Persist As Wireless Carriers Repair Damage After Hurricane Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

Communication networks across the Northeast were slowly recovering Thursday, but many New York and New Jersey residents were still unable to make cell...

Catharine Smith

Cell Phones, Internet After Sandy: What You Need To Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Catharine Smith | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

Residents along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard are struggling with voice and data services in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which has killed dozens and...