Cell Phone Service Providers Having Outages

Thousands of customers have been without cell phone service on Thursday. According to the tracking site Downdetector.com, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers have been experiencing outages. AT&T alone experienced 71 thousand outages, mainly in Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.  Meanwhile, 11 hundred outages have been reported for T-Mobile and three thousand for Verizon. “Some of our customers are experiencing wireless service interruptions this morning,” the company said. “We are working urgently to restore service to them. We encourage the use of Wi-Fi calling until service is restored.”

What is your main use of your cell phone? How do you deal with outages like this? What is your backup plan in case your phone service stops?