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Globe restores signal in Tacloban, Smart to follow

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The country’s leading mobile service providers are keen on restoring their services in Tacloban after the devastation brought by Super Typhoon Yolanda. When Super Typhoon Yolanda landed on Leyte last Friday, strong winds and flood brought by a strong storm surge caused massive power and communication outage. Even TV networks had a hard time restoring […]

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The country’s leading mobile service providers are keen on restoring their services in Tacloban after the devastation brought by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

When Super Typhoon Yolanda landed on Leyte last Friday, strong winds and flood brought by a strong storm surge caused massive power and communication outage. Even TV networks had a hard time restoring their facilities to bring live feed of the current situation in the region. As for mobile communication, cell sites were knocked down making the city isolated from the rest of the country.

As of writing, Globe was able to bring back partial communication services by having a temporary site within the city. Only 2G signal is available which should be enough to cater text messages (SMS) and phone calls. No video calls and internet services yet. Meanwhile, Smart will have their services restored within 48 hours.

While waiting for the restoration of mobile services for everyone, there are various mobile stations within the region like Smart’s “Libreng Tawag” service at the PLDT office near Tacloban City Hall. Globe will be having “cellsites on wheels” to restore temporary 3G services by Monday, November 12.

Sun subscribers are then encouraged to use the Smart network for improved reception. Just change your preferred operator to Smart. Go to phone settings, select Operator selection, choose Manual, and select SMART. Then return to Automatic mode. According to Sun Cellular, this can be used for call, text and data services.

Let’s all pray and hope for the betterment of the affected areas.

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