Verizon faces another nationwide data outage (Updated)

Remember when AT&T had data outages all the time? Those days are gone and Verizon is now the one experiencing some growing pains as it rolls out its LTE network. According to reports on Verizon support forums and twitter, it appears that Verizon is suffering from another nationwide outage that’s affecting its 4G and possibly its 3G network.

Reports are all over the place – some people, like me, have no problems with their  3G connection, while others are down on both 3G and 4G. Affected areas include New York, California, Illinois, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas. Verizon’s support account on Twitter is handling complaints about the outage, but the carrier has not officially confirmed the outage.  If you are a Verizon customer without 3G/4G service, you can commiserate with your fellow customers in the comments.

Update: Verizon issued the following statement to ZDNet confirming the outage which affected it 4G network.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service is returning to normal this morning, after company engineers worked to resolve an issue with the 4G network during the early morning hours today.   Throughout this time, 4G LTE customers were able to make voice calls and send and receive text messages. The 3G data network operated normally.

[Via TechCrunch]

  • Jarrod

    Lol this is like the 10th outage they have had this year, now I know why my moms iPhone wasn’t able to send emails yesterday. My parents want me to go back on Verizon but internet is the main thing I use on my phone and since we have clear for internet which is a nightmare that won’t end for another year I’m steering clear of that overpriced disaster!

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