Verizon's map goes white in California as service goes down

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Verizon's map goes white in California as service goes down
It might just be the result of some operations merging from Alltel into Verizon, but reports have been coming in from California, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio about Verizon's service having been down for hours. The carrier says that service should be fully restored in 6 to 8 hours, which takes us into Monday morning. If you are a Verizon customer in the affected area, how's this (not) working for you-how long has your cellular service been down?

source: UpperMichigan'sSource via Engadget

 

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24 Comments

24. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

and to tonyc, yes it could be verizon saying it... because those alltel customer affected by it, are under the respnosibility of verizon, since there is no alltel anymore... wow

23. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

after all this stuff that phonearena has about verizon possibly being bad im beggining to believe that phone arena (which has a blue theme) may have a bias against verizon... its ok phonearena, but atleast let us know that you guys like AT&T more

22. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

So because you didn't have problems no one else did? Droid is the new it phone so there will be some that give up an iphone for it.

17. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 2009

"The carrier says that service should be fully restored in 6 to 8 hours". if that's true and Verizon did indeed say this, then it should not say that the article is unofficial. you fail again phonearena

21. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It's unofficial because it didn't happen, and they're is no proof that it happened. There was mentioned that old former Alltel numbers (That means if the number WAS ever and Alltel number) or converted accounts, Or Alltel numbers in the Verizon system, during conversion in those areas would have outages till conversion. Those areas affected less than 1% of Verizon subscribers and those people were notified in advanced when it was happening. Through the mail, email (if on file) and through free text message over a week ago. They're was no real network outages, just account conversions for those few people in those areas.

16. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

All networks are vulnerable to service interruptions the big four are the most reliable. This is the first multi-state VZW outage I've seen in a long time. . .Much less embarrassing then the recent T-Mobile service issues.

14. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

i wonder how much cash ATT had to throw to Phonearena for them to post this hahahaha

12. ravensfan55

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

I haven't been able to complete voice calls or use the internet on my Droid since last night here in San Fran. Text messages are intermittent, but all calls and data transfers fail.

20. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You Ravensfan55, have an Iphone 3GS, and bash on VZW any chance you get. And all of a sudden you have a Droid in SF (which is where I was when the outages was happening for LTE deployment testing for our new Qualcomm chipset) and Both AT&T and Verizon services were working perfectly. I am using a Droid Eris atm on VZW and Iphone 3GS on AT&T.

10. je2345

Posts: 63; Member since: May 05, 2009

I'am in West Michigan by the lake and my Droid is working perfectly!

9. yongone

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 29, 2009

still looks better than at&ts map.

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

haha you deserve a +1.

19. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Haha, you guys are lame. Service went down in San Francisco and you guys flooded the article. And now look at this. Loosing service in California, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio is okay. You guys are really in love with Verizon if you guys can rationalize this situation.

8. vzwombat25

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

HUGE outages in WI...I'm an hour west of the Twin Cities and call failure rate was about 98%. It's down to 25% now but nearly every converted alltel customer who was a friend of mine was having this problem. I work for an authorized agent of big red and store reps from all over the state were seeing this

7. krysis

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

I live in Toledo(northwest), Ohio and i didn't even know service was down. It was fine for me all night (work 3rds), and within my work, it's hard to get a signal (big ol' metallic factory), and i didnt notice anything wrong.

6. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

engadget is reporting it as a midwest issue and not just former Alltel subs according to howardforums

4. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Theres a map for that one too hahahahahahahahahahahah

3. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yea I'm in San Jose CA, and I got a signal.

2. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I called my friend right after this was put up that works on Verizon's network team, as I work with them from Qualcomm sometimes. There is no service interruption for Verizon customers. Alltel accounts that were converted or old port in Alltel customer numbers that our Verizon are the one's having issues. Network is up and running. Funny how information get's skewed or blown out of proportion.

5. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

must be some more fake news, thanks qualcomm dude!

13. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I'm glad Phone Arena confirmed before posting the article.

15. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

How many reporters wait to "confirm" information before reporting it? The game is all about being the first to report, and there are many other sites reporting the same.

18. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 2009

phonearena does not have "reporters" and are never "first to report". if you notice on pretty much all of their article it says they took it from from another site. cut and paste is a great thing...

1. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

Currently located in Southern CA near Los Angeles area... 12/13/09 11:37 PM PST: My service works perfect with 3G Signal and 4 bars..

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