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Navy Carrier Causing Cell Phone Glitch?
updated: May 31, 2014, 10:50 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Navy Carrier Causes Cell Phone Glitch Saturday May 31, 2014 06:10 AM Navy Carrier causes cell phone glitch? Friday afternoon my wife and myselfs ATT cellular visual voicemail stopped working-spoke with ATT and they had no idea how to fix it after almost an hour on the phone with tech- thought it might be conected to the electronics from the Navy Carrier-is anybody else having the same problem ?

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 COMMENT 524019 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 10:56 AM

My phone is fine but my garage door remote often does not work when the navy ships are in town.

 

 COMMENT 524024 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 11:19 AM

My razor seems to not want to work

 

 COMMENT 524025 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 11:33 AM

Be careful making attributions based on limited evidence:

There once was a scientist who studied frogs. One day, the scientist put the frog on the ground and told it to jump. The frog jumped four feet.

So the scientist wrote in his notebook, "Frog with four feet, jumps four feet."

So the scientist cut off one of one of the frogs legs. The scientist told the frog to jump. Frog jumped three feet. So the scientist wrote in his note book, "Frog with three feet, jumps three feet."

So the scientist cut of another leg. He told the frog to jump. The frog jumped two feet. So the scientist wrote in his notebook "Frog with two feet, jumps two feet."

The scientist cut off one more leg. He told the frog to jump. Frog jumped one foot. So the scientist wrote in his notebook, "Frog with one foot, jumps one foot."

So the scientist cut off his last leg.

"He said, "Frog jump. Frog jump. FROG JUMP!"

The scientist wrote in his notebook, "Frog with no feet, goes deaf."

 

 COMMENT 524026P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 11:37 AM

U Frog weirdo!!

 

 COMMENT 524029 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 11:47 AM

that's froggin stupid...and a legit question... can and does the Navy take over cell phone wavelengths when in town...they carry a lot of electronics and are probably in communication at all times with the powers that be and ready to unleash nuclear warheads at ant given time.....also a nuisance..freaking helicopter circling around over head for hours on end...I will be glad when this monstrosity of a ship leaves...

 

 COMMENT 524042 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 12:43 PM

my verizon is ok

 

 COMMENT 524046 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 12:56 PM

Speaking of cell phone coverage...did anyone ever find out what happened Wednesday, and why coverage was sporadic to nil?

 

 COMMENT 524053 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 01:12 PM

If the Navy took "over cell phone wavelengths" yesterday, then they did a supremely crappy job of it. My phone and that of everyone else I tried to contact worked just fine. While I don't doubt that the technology exists to block cell phone communication on a large scale, I am skeptical of the idea that it was used yesterday and caused the OP's phone problems. And what does this ship do when it's in other parts of the world? Is it constantly blocking nearby cell phone communication? If so, it seems like it should be easy to find good documentation of that fact.

Sometimes my phone stops working well for no discernable reason. I simply accept that I'm not in control of the cell network for my carrier. I rarely try to diagnose the problem because there's simply not enough evidence to go on.

 

 COMMENT 524054 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 01:14 PM

025 makes me think of Human influenced climate change.

 

 COMMENT 524056 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 01:22 PM

My guess is that the local network got overloaded when the ship got into range and all the sailors turned on their cell phones. Similar to phones having issues when at large venues. The one or two towers handling the area can't handle all the additional phones trying to pull data or make calls.

 

 COMMENT 524060 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 01:32 PM

The same thing happens when a carrier has a homecoming and they break rank and try to find loved ones after being gone for months!

 

 COMMENT 524067P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 01:41 PM

054 - You mean in the way that the evidence is overwhelming for anthropomorphic global warming, and the deniers are like the mythical frog studier?

 

 COMMENT 524069P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 01:51 PM

Visual voicemail runs on data not a cell sigmal

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 01:58 PM

It's the Russians!

 

 COMMENT 524078P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 02:13 PM

there has been a Verizon outage in Montecito (Sycamore Cyn) since about 930am this morning. Landlines seem to be working again but internet is still down. Very similar to what happened Wednesday

 

 COMMENT 524090 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 03:03 PM

I had no problems with phone service when I went down to see the ship yesterday. I did, however, have trouble with my binoculars. Looking through them one way, the ship looked bigger; the other way, smaller. To no avail, I could not get it to look actual size.

 

 COMMENT 524146 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 06:38 PM

I'm not worried, I've got my tinfoil hat on.

 

 COMMENT 524190 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 08:59 PM

Roger is probably listening to everything they say.

 

 COMMENT 524194P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-31 09:22 PM

146, Thanks for reminding me to wear my tinfoil hat! It's helping.

 

 COMMENT 524251 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-01 08:11 AM

056 is almost certainly correct. Military branches normally avoid civilian radio bands scrupulously because of 1) wanting to avoid civilian radio traffic interfering with them and 2) not wanting to interfere with normal civilian activity and creating a bad image.

But a thousand people coming in and turning on their smartphones all at once can overwhelm the networks. Same problem sometimes pops up when a big cruise ship comes into port.

 

 UPONTHEHILL agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-01 08:35 AM

Our garage door has been difficult to operate for the last two days. Not sure if there is a connection to the ship.

 

 COMMENT 524291 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-01 10:11 AM

@ 524054

The fault there is definitely with those who know nothing about the science of climate change but make all sorts of assumptions (like that it's based on computer models, that it's a hoax, that scientists are making money off of a scare, that they haven't considered the sun, that because the climate has always changed there's no issue, and every other false and erroneous belief propagated by those who profit from inaction ... for corrections to these and numerous other denial myths, see the skepticalscience site) .

 

 COMMENT 524530 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-02 11:03 AM

Clearly there is climate change.

If there is a chance that people might be making it worse we should try to do something about it.

If we don't, we should just party like it's 1999 because our kids and grandkids will be doing the Hunger Games when they are adults.

 

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