Dec 21 AT 9:25 AM Anthony Domanico 103 Comments

Verizon experiencing nationwide data outage (Update: Slowly coming back online)


Verizon customers across the country are waking up finding themselves confused and distraught this morning. Okay, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but Verizon is currently experiencing a nationwide data outage on both its 3G and 4G LTE networks, leaving Verizon’s customers with no access to their precious interwebs.

This is not the first time Verizon’s had problems with their data network this month. Prior to the launch of the Galaxy Nexus superphone, the LTE network was experiencing some problems that were quickly remedied. Hopefully Verizon will be able to fix their network quickly. We’ve reached out to Verizon for an update, but have not heard back from Verizon as of press time.

Is everyone out there on Verizon having connectivity issues this morning? Sound off below. Or, if you need some entertainment this morning, be sure to check out the VZW Support twitter feed, which is updating very quickly this morning.

Update 9:29am: Some users out there are reporting that LTE is coming back online for them. Still no data connectivity on my Galaxy Nexus here in Minneapolis, on either 3G or 4G.

Update 10:51am: I have data… sort of. 3G appears to be back, and it appears 4G LTE is back online for many (though still not here in Minneapolis).

Update 11:00am: Verizon has issued the following statement. “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.”

3G data operated normally? Tell that to my Galaxy Nexus, which had no LTE OR 3G connection from 7am to just now.

Source: The Verge

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