Sunday, 04 November 2007 20:44
While the rest of the country moved their clocks an hour
back yesterday, an Alltel Corp. glitch had some people losing an hour.
customers with service out of Charlotte; Raleigh; Little Rock, Arkansas; Panama
City and Tallahassee Florida experienced the jump ahead. Alltel officials say
the problem rested with the switches that handle calls or send new software to
the cellular phones. The glitch was repaired- but not before some people lost
an hour of their weekend.
The rest of America saw standard time return at 2 a.m.
Sunday. Last year, the loss of the daylight-saving hour came a week before. A
2005 federal energy saving law moved the time back a week starting this year.
Alltel is the country’s fifth-largest cellular phone
carrier in the nation.