[April 09] Verizon outage: Cell service down and not working for many
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (from Feb 11) follows:
Just in case you’re trying to get your head around why Verizon isn’t working for you, find solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one facing issues lately.
A quick look at the micro-blogging site Twitter conveys there are many others affected by the same issue. As per reports, Verizon’s phone service isn’t working. For a quick glance, here’s how some of the complainants word the problem:
@verizon what’s up? Verizon is down?
VERIZON PHONE SERVICE IN #WASHINGTON AND #IDAHO IS DOWN. The service has been interrupted in #Colfax #Pullman #Moscow and most of Washington State.
@VerizonSupport @verizon any compensation for the entire eastern half of WA being down? I’m out and about and can’t do anything. Had to go home to get on WiFi to see why the heck I didn’t have connection.
Down detector – a popular service that gives information about live outages – also conveys that Verizon is indeed going through a glitch in some regions, as can be seen in the live outage map image below:
Any official word on the matter? Negative, as yet. We’re yet to locate a word from the official service channels or their social media handles.
Rest assured, we’re keeping a continuous tab on all related developments, and will update this page with relevant info as and when we come across any. So in case, you’re encountering the problem discussed here, stay hooked for updates.
Update 1 (Feb 11)
It appears the outage is being investigated as while reverting back to one of the Wireless customers, Verizon Support recently said:
We are here with the Verizon FIOS Residential Support, but our wireless team is well aware and working diligently to correct the issue.
Update 2 (Feb 11)
Latest status update on the matter from Verizon Wireless Support while reverting back to a complainant:
We are aware that there is an outage in your area. We are hard at work, fixing this issue. During this time we are recommending continuing troubleshooting, to address this.
Update 3 (April 09)
Apart from reports on Twitter, Down detector also conveys Verizon is down and not working for some.
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