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*UPDATE: Fixed* AT&T currently experiencing major data outage

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*UPDATE: Fixed* AT&T currently experiencing major data outage
Reports are flooding in that AT&T users across the East Coast and Midwestern states are without data service.  It seems to be mostly iPhone users (maybe this guy has some grounds after all) but there are a few reports of other devices being affected.  One user on Howard Forums was told by an AT&T technician that it was only iPhones in the NE, but posters as far as Illinois and St. Louis are reporting outages.  Another poster says AT&T told him it was because of Gustav, but for their sake we hope not because if a hurricane in the south can take out your data network across the country then there are big issues.  Either way, major cities like Boston, NYC, Baltimore, Philly, Chicago and StL seem to be affected.  Is it down for you, and what kind of phone do you have?

Update: AT&T is saying the issue was resolved around 12PM EST and was due to a routing problem in the NE.  Users are reporting that the service is back up, but many are still complaining that data speeds are dial-up slow even on 3G.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. (unregistered)


Iphone 3G and I live right outside of NYC.....Edge and 3G are affected....Have not had anything since very early this morning

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 09:59

2. C-Chicki (unregistered)


Fan-boys everywhere are about to commit sucide if they dont get to fixed soon

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 11:43

11. (unregistered)


I'm sure that the only fan boy here is you. (and you can tell right away)

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 12:05

16. (unregistered)


HAHA ^

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 12:07

17. C-Chicki (unregistered)


Actually its on my list of phones I am paying attention to. Its so unfortunately bust your little judmental bubble but I dont worship a piece of technology but I am not going to lie and say that I am not curious about it. And oh yes boy huh? Do you comprehend anything? 'C-Chicki' CHICK! Oh i am sorry I must have to actually state the word boobs for you to reconize that I am a female and yes I actually do something besides domestic BS. Anything else you need to know? Because I'll actuallly state my identity instead of hiding behind being lazy and stating yourself as anonymous.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 12:15

19. C-Chicki (unregistered)


And normally I dont bitch back but damn, just must be one of those out of the ordinary days

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 15:48

33. JDubReno005 (unregistered)


Haha got to love att!! Can we say can you hear me know!!

posted on 04 Sep 2008, 09:44

47. (unregistered)


It's "hear me NOW" not KNOW learn to properly spell and use grammar before you make fun of others because it then backfires on you!

posted on 05 Sep 2008, 09:11

61. dabax2324 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Jun 2008)


fighting on the internet is retarded. its like winning the special Olympics even if u win your still a retard.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 10:08

3. (unregistered)


IPHONE 3G ROCHESTER NY 11:06AM. SAFAIL COULD NOT OPEN THE PAGE BECAUSE THE SERVER STOPPED RESPONDING. IN EDGE AND 3G BOTH ARE DOWN AND NOT WORKING

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 10:27

4. (unregistered)


No problem here in southwest suburban Chicago.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 10:35

5. anon (unregistered)


Fine here in Detroit

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 10:42

6. (unregistered)


I live in Chattanooga, TN and 3g on the iPhone, data card and Tilt are all at full strength.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 10:46

7. rajahn2004 (unregistered)


well im here in akron-cleveland, Ohio and my phone and my sisters work just fine...I have a Treo 750 and she has a AT&T Tilt...im usin skyfire and IE works perfectly...

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 11:08

8. The Truth (unregistered)


In St. Louis. Service is shady but not quite sure if it is the same outage...

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 11:23

9. peachkfc (unregistered)


I commute from Providence to Boston. I have a Samsung Blackjack II and my service has been out all day in both locations. One of my co-workers in Bostonhas an i-Phone and his service is out, too.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 11:38

10. vzw "fanboy" (unregistered)


hahahaha lol...what a great service at&t is, not! i wonder what happened!?

posted on 04 Sep 2008, 09:46

48. (unregistered)


EVERYBODY has there problems here and there. VZ has had problems before...NOBODY is perfect! Why hate?

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 11:44

12. (unregistered)


Everything fine here in Savannah, GA

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 11:44

13. (unregistered)


Atlanta, GA is up and running too!

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 11:45

14. (unregistered)


I'm at central park, NY right now and I'm using Safari on my iPhone to post this message. So obviously is certain areas.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 11:49

15. (unregistered)


who cares? the service SUCKED before the network crashed, I Phone is the biggest peice of overhyped junk I ever saw. Get a DARE and a real network u broke ass mofos

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 12:09

18. C-Chicki (unregistered)


I wouldnt say the biggest piece but DIFINATELY over-hyped

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 12:55

20. AT & WHAT? (unregistered)


The iphone is probably one of the best phones I have ever used , The service is garbage!!!! whether its a hurricane or a tornado or an earthquake what does it matter if your towers are still standing and are running above 90% like verizonwireless was during katrina. When was the last time verizonwireless had a problem with their service???? uh uh cant remember, well I know for a fact at&t is raising the bar right up our a@@!!! I think i will go to pick up the dare and call it a day , tired of calling at&t and hearing lies of why their service sucks , If you are going to lie do it right tell me the earthquake in china is causing the problem or what about the mudslide in cambodia is doing it. vzw here i come. service without the bullsh**

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 14:22

27. xmguy (unregistered)


AT&T coverage in my area is VERY poor. Verizon Wireless is the top dog. I have the LG Dare and love it. Signal is great!

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 15:49

34. JDubReno005 (unregistered)


Can I get a AMEN..... Amen!

posted on 04 Sep 2008, 12:23

51. (unregistered)


AMEN!!!

posted on 06 Sep 2008, 22:33

65. (unregistered)


Amen from me here in NW PA :D

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 12:58

21. vzw "fan boy" (unregistered)


good to hear your switching to vzw! you wont be dissapointed!

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 13:01

22. jrcrow (unregistered)


hmm..nothing wrong with SoCal servce..hehe

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 13:08

24. (unregistered)


I phone is still beter than anything verizon has

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 14:26

30. (unregistered)


oh but there is a phone on its way.. and its actually a smartphone that can do easy things like voice dail or turn by turn directions... and it 5 bucks less a month on data....

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 15:38

32. AT& WHAT (unregistered)


Then answer 1 question What good is having the iphone( apple was turned down by verizonwireless because vzw will not support itunes , if a cust would want to buy music it will have to be through vcast music. so that makes at&t second choice) if you are not getting the full quality of the service. its like a sports car running on a 4 cylinder. Remember its not the phone there is nothing wrong with the phone , its the service ... take a look at at&t map and see where the 3g network is availible. Its a joke , you will never have the full potential of the phone. very sad. now you are right verizonwireless does not have anything like that.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 15:53

35. JDubReno005 (unregistered)


I work for VZW and would have to agree.... But wait for the Blackberry Storm!! Then we will have Superior device!!

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 16:14

36. JDubReno005 (unregistered)


But keep in mind what I mean.. The iphone is an amazing product but is on at&t and that is all bad!!! Also if you have to "Jailbreak" you coolest phone ever... you void your warrenty

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 20:00

42. (unregistered)


How can the Iphone be better than anything Verizon Wireless has when it can barely perform it's "supposed" primary function? And I say "supposed" because people fail to realize that the primary function of a phone is making/receiving calls/SMS/MMS, data service is secondary, and the multimedia functions come after. If you want a device that's primary function is multimedia functions get the iPod Touch.

posted on 05 Sep 2008, 09:52

62. (unregistered)


you people on here are so funny, and to answer this guys retarded answer on what good is having a iphone is a no brainer. First of all its soo funny that the lie that you all spread about verizon being offered the iphone and didnt want it cause of itunes is not a good answer to that. Verizon wouldnt be able to support it with that one network they got. Also you dont even have to buy any music from itunes. You can import all the music and movies you want. FREE!!!! So please, before you run off at the mouth, get your facts straight(if you can). Plus, att is on of the only companies who show a map that is actually true. Look at verizon map and think it accurate if you want to. Matter of fact try to really travel and see what happens. So as i said before, please get your facts straight(or at least try to)before speaking.....whoever u are.

posted on 06 Sep 2008, 18:28

64. (unregistered)


I know right, verizons network definately doesnt support data transfers. Trying loading an mp3 onto your vzw phone, none of them support it, they cant even do midi. Thats what you sound like. You are desperately trying to convince yourself of your intelligence, of which you clearly have none.

posted on 07 Sep 2008, 11:30

69. C-Chicki (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 Sep 2008)


Wow someone sounds like they are trying to shove lies down my throat. AT&T is the only company that show their true map huh? So you mean their true owned and operated network? Lady and Gentlemen I call BS. You heard me BS! All companies display their maps showing the areas you should expect to recieve coverage under normal situations. That includes all available roaming agreement. Alltel and Verizon roam off each other hence why their coverage maps are similar. At&t roam off T-Mobile and numerious other smaller GSM companies. At&t's actually assets are very small actually and their own wireless network is along most coastlines, being more concentrated on the East coast and the almost entire south and spreading up alittle into the New England region and alittle into Michigan and pouring alittle into texas. Wow I was alittle all over the place. Verizon is still pretty dense and reaches all the way to southern California. Verizon actually has the larger network in the United States. So as you required I got my fact straights and I am sitting looking at the maps infront of me. So in conclusion I now request you to try practicing what you preach and check your grammer. I know mine personally is not amazing by any means.I'm sorry did you just say 'this guy[']s retarded answer', you cant answer an answer. You answer questions actually and your 'answer' really didnt prove anything. If your only claim to why having the Iphone is a 'no brainer' is because you can import all the music and movies you want free. Thats still not good enough. Sorry.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 13:02

23. jrcrow (unregistered)


u will ONLY be dissapointed with VZW service if you choose to attach an IV to your wallett!..PLUS they nickle n dime like hell!

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 14:25

29. (unregistered)


so does att whats your point??? att pay per kilobyte charges are way higher.... go to attwireless and read the small print about pay per uses... idoit

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 15:36

31. vzw "fan boy" (unregistered)


it really isnt that more expensive than other carriers, like i said they offer more features than any other carrier...you pay what you get for...well then jrcrow u must be poor ;-(..... haha lol

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 18:02

40. Anomalies (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2008)


Haha he says the same thing in every post, "VZW MAKES YOU ATTACH AN IV TO YOUR WALLET GRUMBLE GRUMBLE" Anyways, why would you need an IV in your wallet? Do you know what IV means? Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is the giving of liquid substances directly into a vein, why are you buying wallets with veins!? I'm telling the peta people

posted on 04 Sep 2008, 11:02

50. (unregistered)


Great Comment

posted on 06 Sep 2008, 22:40

66. (unregistered)


IV and wallet??? The most retarded comment I have seen on this site continuously... If you can't afford a cell phone stop winning and don't waste your time on posting non sense. I suggest you spend some time on education.

posted on 07 Sep 2008, 06:17

68. at&t is the shit (unregistered)


ok so im in socal, iphone, iphone 3g, and moto q all running on at&t and to tell you the truth, you guys seriously need to get facts straight and stop bullshiting and pulling stuff out of your asses. Have you been with at&t long enough to see their service? no. Have you owned an iphone? Most likely not. You shouldn't say something unless you know its true by personal experience, some peice of shit one day decided to start bad mouthing at&t over something probably very small and stupid, and everyone caught on. Its the same with many things, to name another example besides iphone, the windows vista operating system, badmouthed by all until they ACTUALLY get to use it, im not saying 5 minutes in a store, actually use it, you'll love it. its the same with iphone. Also at&t's customer service, although sometimes has long wait times, is overall the best i've ever experienced. You say you have one problem with your phone (excluding iphone, apple takes care of that) and right away they setup a free exchange for you, if you exchange your phone 3 times, you get to choose a different make and model of a phone for free. Also at&t phone insurance doesnt require extra bullshit like a police report, all you have to say is i lost my phone and for 50 bux your new phone will be on your doorstep in two days or rushed. Also where ever i go in california and nevada and also sometimes hawaii, i always have the best coverage, 3G in a lot of places, and when there isn't 3G there is full reception with good call quality and EDGE is actually pretty speedy anyways. Overall stop saying shit about at&t when you don't know what you're saying. This was a large waste of my time but whatever. I'm sure this doesn't matter because you're just going to find some stupid way to make verizon look good in a reply to this message and badmouth at&t again when it should be the other way around.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 13:34

25. (unregistered)


hmm, I've never had trouble like this with Verizon, I guess they are the most reliable network HAHA

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 14:23

28. xmguy (unregistered)


I wonder why AT&T doesn't use the "more bars in more places" slogan?? Hmm? Maybe because they don't!

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 16:35

37. (unregistered)


The only reason they can use that slogan is because they run on GSM and can get signal overseas. It's BS b/c if you go overseas who the hell would even use their cell anyway...s like 3 bucks a min while you can get a calling card and get 5X's the amount for 1/2 the price.Its all marketing and yes VZW has the best network. I have tried them all...VZ is superior to all in call quality, data speed and coverage

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 20:26

43. (unregistered)


AT&T is full of absurd slogans... first it was "the fewest dropped calls." Consider these situations... customer A (AT&T) made a total of 5 successful calls and dropped 3, and customer B (Verizon Wireless) made a total of 10 successful calls and dropped 4. Although customer A had fewer dropped calls, customer B had a better ratio.. thus having a more reliable network. Now they have "More bars in more places." But when is the last time you have been to these places and/or the next time you will go to these places? In America, where most of us will be spending our time... this slogan is null.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 14:20

26. mr_nice_goy (unregistered)


yeah I'm over in chicago and my brother has a black jack 2 and he's been having nothing but problems in the last few days.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 16:57

38. (unregistered)


we use Alltel service in the NW Ohio/Michigan area. Cell phone service has been impossible this afternoon. Alltel tech said they have a big outage in Toledo, and did not have a time for repairs to be completed.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 17:46

39. (unregistered)


NYC region and my iPhone isn't working. At least I'll be able to complain to CS and get my bill lowered a little this month.

posted on 06 Sep 2008, 22:44

67. (unregistered)


Ha ha ha ... that's so freaking sad.

posted on 07 Sep 2008, 18:32

70. (unregistered)


Desperate times call for desperate measures my friend. Take a look at the lovely gas prices. I pay enough for this freaking phone it should be working every second of my contract.

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 18:19

41. big red (unregistered)


wow a little storms comes in and att doesnt work, huh bigger storms have came to the us and the only carrier to have signal is verizon..... att step your game up .

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 20:38

44. vzw "fan boy" (unregistered)


hahah true that

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 20:59

45. (unregistered)


Verizon Wireless Rules

posted on 03 Sep 2008, 22:54

46. (unregistered)


vzw fan-boy going crazy on the ATT right now.

posted on 04 Sep 2008, 10:48

49. (unregistered)


I have a question for u guys i have verizon now and i got an iphone the other day and im have second thoughts on keeping it after looking at there 3g map compared to verizon but the phone is such an awsome device how do u think the iphone will compare to the vzw storm i have itunes and that where i store all my music and i also work on a mac so i want to be able to sync my music with my phone can i sync itune with the storm running mac os

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