Dead Phone Lines?

I can’t confirm this because my phone is working, but we’ve gotten a few e-mails from people in the silverlake/los feliz area saying their phone lines are dead. One person said they called SBC (from a mobile phone I guess?) and were told that a major cable broke and service wouldn’t be repaired until the 24th. Anyone else know anything about this?

7 Replies to “Dead Phone Lines?”

  1. I live in Los Feliz off of LF between Riverside and Griffith Park, and I have SBC phone service. This probably makes up for the fact that my street was without power all of last weekend.

  2. We had one of our two phone lines out in Echo Park about a week ago (the line that had voice/DSL on it) and they said it would take two weeks and it was fixed in about a day. This has happened twice, so I bet that is understated.

  3. Verizon says 50,000 customers are without service, and their repair folks are so backed up, it takes over a week to get a technician to show up.

    Our phone service in Westwood was out for a week, and we got nothing but excuses from Verizon — state of emergency blah blah blah.

    I finally gave up on them and went outside and rewired my own phone. Turned out the problem was at the junction between my house and their wire.

    For you do-it-yourselfers out there, the electricity that comes over the phone line is enough to make your fingers numb, but not enough to kill you. I don’t recomend testing the line with your tongue.

  4. Yah, our friend greg and emily have been out of telephone and dsl service since last Thursday. There’s some complication involving a weak telephone pole, live electricty and water.They said the phone company told them it be fixed by tomorrow Tuesday.

  5. I have friends near Melrose and the 101 whose phone service just went down this weekend. Something to do with a problem in one of the canyons. SBC was promising to have it fixed ASAP. We’ll see.

  6. I’m at Silverlake/Sunset. SBC went out yesterday, the respondent said it would be fixed by the 24th (unacceptable), but it was already working when I got home from work today. 24-hours. That’s acceptable.

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