Verizon service down; calls aren't connecting, but texts might go through (UPDATE)
by Alan Friedman / Oct 18, 2018, 8:41 PM
If you're a Verizon subscriber, you might be having issues making and taking phone calls right now in the U.S.. We can tell you for sure that calls being placed to and from South Florida are disconnecting within seconds after being picked up. So far, data and text seem to be working okay. If you need to get a message out, you might want to consider texting it.
Over at downdetector.com, the number of complaints about Big Red's service rose from just 4 this morning to a recent peak of 55. 40% of those contacting the downdetector website say that their mobile internet isn't working, while 38% are having issues making and taking calls. 20% say that their landline based internet service is not working.
UPDATE: Even though the outage map still shows blotches over certain areas of the country, it seems that Verizon's cellular service is up and running.
Cities where most of the complaints are coming from include Charlotte, New York, Brooklyn, Washington, Philadelphia, Houston, Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago, and Baltimore. However, the outage map shows major issues in the north and southeastern U.S., California, and parts of Texas.
We will update this story once service returns, so keep checking in.
Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 09, 2016
I don't know why every second article have to be related to US. PA, do you know that there are many other countries in the world?
posted on Oct 18, 2018, 3:15 PM 1
Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 2018
Well, considering the outage is in the US, and apparently you are not - why are you even commenting?
posted on Oct 18, 2018, 3:42 PM 7
Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011
PA is based in the US. If you hadn’t noticed, Americans do not care what happens in other countries.
posted on Oct 18, 2018, 11:26 PM 1
Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014
I think Verizon is always down for me as slow as their Internet is, lol!!!
posted on Oct 18, 2018, 4:13 PM 1
Posts: 1140; Member since: Mar 15, 2018
I believed Verizon ads and after 16 Years finally switched from AT&T. And guess what - it is slow. They might have more rural coverage somewhere - but i didn’t care for that. I really thought they were better service - they’re NOT! I’m switching back the moment my contract is over. Verizon is slower (at least in my area), at least when at&t throttles during this peak hours you actually get webpages to load - Verizon cuts you off entirely for few minutes at a time. Screw them.
posted on Oct 18, 2018, 5:44 PM 1
Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018
Well, it's a network. And last I check morenusers mean slower. But being slow and always available is better than fast and never being. VZW has never been slow where I live. But ATT and TMO are terrible.
posted on Oct 18, 2018, 9:05 PM 0
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