Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Our mobile devices/network connection

I know that a lot of people use their mobile devices for everything. Imagine if your service is down, and you can’t do anything. As I am writing this, we are currently dealing with an issue with the service provider that we use. Now here is a list of the things that are affected when things are down.

  1. Phone
  2. Texting
  3. Email
  4. Internet
  5. Debit/Credit
  6. Apps


Imagine not being able to make or receive any phone calls. This also means that even trying to make a 911 (emergency call) cannot be done. Yes, the emergency calling is the big issue, so hopefully the system will be back up soon.


For a lot of people, texting is how they communicate with each other, so that means that all of those conversations are going to be delayed for a while today.


If your network is down, that means that you aren’t going to be spending or receiving any emails. For businesses, this is a major impact because that means that work cannot be completed.


So, when your internet is down, there is a lot of work that cannot be done. If you are working remotely, that means that you aren’t going to be able to connect into the office to get your job done. The office might not have internet either, so even if you were in the office, you might not be able to do a lot of what you normally do. For a lot of people, they also store everything on the internet, so when there is a problem it means that they cannot access anything. I am one of those people that store lots of things on my own system. It means that when there is an internet issue, I can still access  


As the debit and credit systems rely on networks to process transactions, it means that these services are also down. So, for everyone that has got into a routine of paying everything with a credit or debit card, it means that you aren’t going to be able to go and get your morning coffee less you have some cash.


Now as a lot of the apps use the network to connect and provide information it means that they are also down, so even if you have an app that you use to pay for things it is also down.


So yes, it means that if you are someone that replies on some sort of network to do your job, it is going to be a challenge to do it. It also means that if you can work without a network connection, you are going to have time to do the work that you want to do without all those interruptions. I am currently sitting and working on some writing and must admit that it feels nice having some time without all the other distractions and things that prevent me from getting the writing done.

If you are someone that can function when the internet is down, you are lucky, and you should enjoy this time because it won’t last for long but at least you have this bit of time to do the things you have wanted to do. If you either store everything on your computer or your job doesn’t require any internet or connection, you will be continuing like normal.

In today’s work we have become so dependent on having a network connection either through the internet connection on our computer/laptop/tablet or the network connection on our phone that when it is down it is making things harder to do. For some people it is a break from everything, and then there are those that are going to be having a hard time functioning until the issue has been resolved. If you have a chance, maybe it is time to go for a walk to just get that break away from those things and enjoy some time knowing that you can take this break.


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