July 15, 2024

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AT&T outage: How to communicate when networks go down

massive AT&T cell phone service outage impacted millions of people and also extended to other cell phone companies this morning. Cricket Wireless, T-Mobile, Verizon and other customers were also reporting problems using their phones. 

DownDetector.com, an outage tracking site, showed thousands of outages reported starting around 4 a.m. ET, mostly impacting mobile phone users. 

As of 12:17 p.m. PT, service for all AT&T customers affected by Thursday’s outage was restored. 

“We have restored wireless service to all our affected customers. We sincerely apologize to them. Keeping our customers connected remains our top priority, and we are taking steps to ensure our customers do not experience this again in the future,” the company said in a statement.

 Cricket Wireless, T-Mobile, Verizon have not yet commented on outages regarding their service. 

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