AT&T and T-Mobile Pool Network Capacity in Hurricane Affected Areas
Published on: 1st Nov 2012
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In the wake of destruction in the North East USA caused by Hurricane Sandy, AT&T and T Mobile have agreed to enable roaming on their networks to customers of both companies in the heavily impacted areas and where capacity is available and for subscribers with a compatible device.
AT&T and T-Mobile customers will be able to place calls just as they normally would, but their calls will be carried by whichever network is most operational in their area.
It's expected that the roaming between networks will be concentrated in the New York and New Jersey States.
This will be seamless for AT&T and T-Mobile customers with no change to their current rate plans or service agreements even if the phone indicates the device is attached to the other carrier's network.