North Korea's 3G mobile phone network is not working

North Korea's 3G mobile phone network is not working
While North Korea has seen its internet service shut down again on Saturday morning, this time the nation's 3G phone network went down with it. While the average North Korean family might not be affected by an internet outage in the country, 1.7 million people in North Korea, out of a total population of 25 million, are said to have a mobile phone.

It is clear whom the North Korean government feels is behind the shutdown of its internet and 3G mobile phone service. In a racist statement, one government spokesman said that "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest." President Obama had threatened retaliation against North Korea after the FBI said that the country was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures' computer system. And of course, that nefarious deed was supposedly done to payback Sony for producing and distributing "The Interview." The comedy's plot centers on two members of the media who are asked by the CIA to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un.

As of 9:30pm Saturday evening, 3G phone service was still not working in North Korea. The U.S. is not taking credit for the outage.

source: Gizmodo



1. androidrocks

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

The title of this article is misleading PA. Should've used 'down' instead of 'shut down'

12. zhiae unregistered

finally IRAQ ia beating north Korea with 3G in 2015 yay i feel so depressed >< bloody country .

25. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Iraq is the origin of civilization and Baghdad was a capital of Empire ruled the land from China to Spain along 500 years. Currently, it is destroyed and kept taking hits from very known hands, period.

42. abhinav.tella unregistered

I suggest you read more updated books, there are multiple "cradles" of civilization. As in Peru, China, Egypt, Indus Valley all of which are just as old and some older. Archaeological evidence is there. The entire civilization starting only in Mesopotamia is a myth.

61. bluelemonzz

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Our genes go back to Africa as the origin.. not Baghdad.

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

The 50 3G users will be very disappointed in North Korea :(

3. NOSrawesome

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I didn't even know they had a 3g network

47. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 2013

Neither did 80% of the North Korean public probably...

4. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013


5. Scott93274

Posts: 6043; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I wonder if I'll live to see a day where North Korea is free from its oppressive regime. Look at everything South Korea has accomplished and compare that with the north... It's just sad.

6. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It will happen sooner or later.

8. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

But south Korea is baby for USA and Israel All country don't like USA Government will be bad country! , because the government for USA is best friend for Israel....

10. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

What...why is Israel even being mentioned when talking about North/South Korea differences?

17. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Because USA Government = Israel and USA Government don't want any country against Israel.... Why? no sanctions on Israel!?!! North Korea didn't kill one person in PA, Iraq, Lebanon,syria, Afghanistan,Pakistan, most the country in Africa like USA Government(Israel) Only North Korea is killing the people in USA news...

26. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011 The US government is not Israel. The US Government acts in the best interests of its people and businesses, clearly there is strategic value to a democratic and liberal nation with a strong military in the Middle East to the USA. Why should there be sanctions on Israel? For the constant missile attacks aimed at Israel's civilians by their neighbors? And no, you are right, North Korea hasn't killed anyone in the Middle East or Africa. They only starve, torture, and kill the millions who live in their own borders.

30. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Neighbors!!!!! Hhhhhh Who? PA? Or Lebanon? You remember 2006 between Israel and Lebanon?

35. maherk

Posts: 7067; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am sorry to tell you this bro, but you are as much as misinformed as him. the US government isn't doing the best for their people's interest by supporting Israel, it is OBLIGED to blindly support Israel, since it is run by Aipac and the Israeli Lobby. $8.5 millions of your taxes are donated daily to Israel, DAILY!! FYI, the Israeli government stated clearly that the reason behind their attack on Gaza was because Hamas kidnapped and killed 3 Israeli teenagers, no mention for missles what so ever. And after 2 weeks, it turned out that Hamas had nothing to do with the kidnapping, so Israel had to come with another excuse for their attacks and said it is nothing more than a defending act againt the missles that were thrown at Israel. Same thing happened with Bosh administration, they said they are going to Iraq because Saddam had mustard gas and weapons of mass destruction, and when those allegations were exposed, suddenly it became a war to free Iraqi people from dictatorship and bring them peace and democracy. Ironically, the Iraqi were left with another dictator in El-Malky, and millions of innocent people were killed, also thousands of innocent US brave army men were killed for false reasons who only went there to fight for their country.

39. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

AIPAC is a powerful lobbying group, but they most certainly don't control our government. They aren't even the most powerful group to support Israel. The evangelical Christians are even crazier about Israel than AIPAC. And while I don't really care for the aid going to Israel, it isn't somr cut and dry deal. With all our allies who get military aid, they have to buy American systems. And we get the fruit of their research by sharing some of our technology, like their missile defense system that we helped fund. And I don't see much wrong with defending against missile attacks on your citizens, the only reason that there aren't significant amounts of Israeli casualties from those attacks are because the Israeli government has set up warning systems and bomb shelters everywhere, as well as the missile defense system. Ugh, don't even get me started on the Iraq war, what a giant waste of money, lives and America's political power around the world. Long story short, the government is owned by the Banking and Defense industries far more than AIPAC.

49. engineer-1701d unregistered

this world is f up its all religions fault if people would stop religion and its practice and just think how to better the world and unite the planet so we could push evolution and even leave this world in search for other life, with holding onto he said she said stupidity we will never be free of dictators and kings and rulers and corrupt leaders

58. Androot

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Religion doesn't kill people. People kill people.

15. maherk

Posts: 7067; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Please tell me you're not some middle eastern kid washed up by Aljazeera news?? All our Arab countries, mainly Saudi Arabia and Jordan are US sheeps, so if you were criticize SK for being a USA ally, why not start by our own governments?? Atleast South Korea is progressing as a nation, while Arab nations are going back to stone ages with our stupid mentality and our blind support to our greedy leaders(with the exception of Dubai). The biggest mistake of my life was coming back to Lebanon and leaving the great Nation of America. I ll correct that mistake in the summer and get back to were i am respected and accepted as a Muslim more than my own place Lebanon. Stupid Arabs.

21. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014


24. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Glad to have you back in America (when you get here), why did you go back to Lebanon?

33. maherk

Posts: 7067; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My wife didn't adapt with lofe there, but mostly it was the fact that i moved to the States with a 1 year old daughter, and i noticed that she was feeling so lonely with no kids or family around here(other than me and my wife there). This time when i go back there, i ll make sure to get things ready for my family for them to cherish the life in the States better.

34. maherk

Posts: 7067; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Life** Her**

37. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Ah, well I wish you the best of luck! I hope she isn't lonely this time.

38. maherk

Posts: 7067; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Thanks man :) She isn't, her grandmother is there to spoil her, while my nephews and nieces are making sure she's always active playing and having fun.

27. Metamorphosis

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

What about Iran ? or Syria? There are still some Free countries that are not the colonies of U.S. or the Zionist Regime of Israel..

32. maherk

Posts: 7067; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You think so? They are all allies behind the curtains. They have to act like enemies, this way the Americam Government can sell weapons to the stupid oil spoiled gulf leaders and scare them by the fake monster that Russia, Israel and the US government created, which is Iran.

29. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats true... there is no comparison between SK, NK and isreal. USA is protecting its interest and business and it's interest is in capitalism. So isreal suites more to usa then any other nation in the middle east. I am not justifying isreal bcoz what isreal is doing is terribly wrong. For one isreali killed they kill hundreds of palestinians without any differentiation. It is not justified to kill hundreds and thousands of innocent people for unknow rocket throwers but still I believe it is palestinians fault at first bcoz they sold their lands to isrealis in higher prices for the greed of money. Greed is a curse. When isrealis became stronger and started grabbing lands from palestinians without any money then palestinians started crying. No crying over spilt milk.

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