Verizon's Florida based subscribers suffer through two and a half hours without service

Verizon's Florida based subscribers suffer through two and a half hours without service
The nation's largest carrier apparently forgot that there are 50 states as service in some areas of Florida came to a screeching halt this afternoon. The strange thing about the outage is that there were situations in a single household where a husband found his phone out of service while the wife's phone worked perfectly. The Verizon technical support crew that we spoke with were basically dumbfounded by this activity.

The outage covered the entire state from the panhandle to South Florida. While some were able to send and receive texts, the vast majority were unable to make or take phone calls, or connect to the internet.. A statement from Verizon indicated that the service outage lasted 2 and a half hours after starting at 5:10pm Eastern Time, running until 7:40pm.


If you're a Verizon customer living in the Sunshine State and was wondering why you didn't get any calls early in the afternoon, now you know why. Happily, everything is now working just as it should be for Verizon's Florida customers.


source: AndroidCentral, @layusavia via FCN

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6 Comments

1. i3izkit311

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What a frustrating afternoon!

2. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Verizon's Floridia based subscribers suffer through two and a half hours without service...The nation's largest carrier apparent;y [sic] forgot that there are 50 states..." -PA (Alan F.) And, you, apparently forgot that Floridia is not a state either...at least not in the USA. Where is Floridia? I know where Florida is, but where is Floridia? PA still can't hire decent writers?

6. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Calm down bro. Just a typo.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

We don't call it Flori-Duh for nothing.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the basis of consistency with the issue was the Advanced Calling (VoLTE) feature. the problem was able to be remedied by removing the Advanced Calling feature from the line. turning it off in settings wouldn't have been enough.

5. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I knew I wasn't trippin! Data & text were working but I couldn't make or receive calls for a few hours. I almost hard reset my phone.

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