T-Mobile está listo para la recalada del huracán Rita

21 de septiembre de 2005

Bellevue, Wash. — Sep. 22, 2005

T-Mobile USA, Inc. is preparing for the potential impact of Hurricane Rita. The T-Mobile Disaster Recovery Team stands ready at several command centers within close proximity of the areas expected to be hit hardest -- enabling teams of technicians to mobilize, as soon as conditions permit, to work to restore service to cell sites that may be affected by the storm.

-- In the event of widespread power outages throughout the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, T-Mobile has more than 10,000 gallons of fuel accessible and ready-to-roll into the affected areas to power cell site generators and company repair/transport vehicles, and for other emergency circumstances. T-Mobile también tiene acceso por solicitud a miles de galones de combustible adicional de abastecedores.

-- To help protect its core network, T-Mobile has fortified its network switch operations serving the greater Houston market, and continues to reinforce its switch in New Orleans, which remained operable through Hurricane Katrina.

-- Microwave equipment has been trucked into the region to facilitate data communication from the cell sites to T-Mobile's network switches, as backup, in the event T1 fixed line service fails.

-- T-Mobile has dozens of generators and several Cells-On-Wheels (COWs) on standby to support wireless communications to areas hardest hit by the storm.

-- The company also is coordinating recovery efforts with local and state officials, as well as with U.S. Homeland Security and the FCC.

-- T-Mobile is seeing increased wireless traffic on its network in northern Houston and Austin as people evacuate. T-Mobile está tomando medidas para aumentar la capacidad móvil en dichas áreas mientras los clientes se trasladan tierra adentro.

Consejos para el cliente de T-Mobile

Con el fin de facilitar la comunicación entre las familias y los seres queridos, y aliviar la congestión de redes que se anticipa antes, durante y después de la tormenta, T-Mobile recomienda a sus clientes seguir estos importantes consejos:

-- Utilizar mensajería de texto para comunicarse en vez de llamadas de voz. La mensajería de texto presenta un mayor índice de éxito a la hora de viajar por la red durante periodos de gran uso en comparación con las llamadas de voz.

-- Procurar que las llamadas de voz sean breves.

-- Asegúrate que tu teléfono esté completamente cargado antes de la tormenta. Considera conseguir un cargador para autos en el caso de un corte energético.

-- Para recibir ayuda del Servicio al Cliente de T-Mobile, visita http://my.t-mobile.com, llama al 611 desde tu teléfono T-Mobile o marca 1-800-937-8997.

Lindsay Morio

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