2015-07-09 / Front Page

Phones lines cut, service is out

According to the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office, all phone lines are down for those areas serviced by the Hornitos Telephone Company TDS. The AT&T main service line as well as the backup fiber optic lines were cut in the Stockton area. Several Central Valley counties and cities have been affected.

AT&T and TDS are aware and working on the situation. Currently TDS callers can call other TDS customers. Currently there is no estimated time of restoral.

TDS has re-routed all TDS 911 calls to the local CalFire Hornitos Fire Station.

TDS customers should not have any issues calling 911 from their land line phones. Should a TDS customer experience an issue with 911 they can dial the CalFire Station directly at 376-2323 FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY, a Mariposa County Sheriff's Office Dispatcher has been staffed there to receive all 911 calls.

The Sheriff's Office will update as we receive information.

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This is the second time in a

This is the second time in a Month we have been without TDS phone service. Last time was on a Friday through Monday. Oh gee at least this time we can call Hornitos Fire Station assuming someone is there and not on a call. We'll just have to say to home invaders, heart attacks, car wrecks oh and fires just to hold on we left a message at the station (no disrespect those crews they work hard) but this is a horrible telephone company. Wish we had at least cell service so I could dump TDS!!

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