I thought this was odd today as when I turned my phone on it indicated that it was in data roaming mode. This is like within a large coverage zone too which was odd. However, after reading online a bit apparently the service was down for virtually everyone. So, this meant no using the cell phone unless I wanted to pay ridiculous roaming rates.
The funny thing was I had so many backup solutions for it that it was kind of surprising. For example, I was able to easily get wi-fi access and if I wanted to make phone calls I would then use a voip service. Fortunately it didn’t make me go into like a scramble mode where I would then buy all these products and services just to get the thing working for one day. At the same time, it sure isn’t the end of the world like many people express when this happens.
Just don’t put all your eggs in one basket I suppose where you are absolutely dependent on one provider. Those are usually the worst times too where we spend almost anything even if it makes no financial sense.