AT&T, T-Mobile And Verizon Outages Affect Thousands Of Americans

Thousands of Americans across America recently experienced disruptions with their cellular service as AT&T’s network reportedly shut down for more than 60,000 customers.

AT&T customers were not the only individuals to experience disruptions with their cellular service. Internet providers, such as Verizon and T-Mobile shut down.

The Daily Wire pointed out that the outages primarily affected individuals in Texas, Georgia, Florida, Indiana and Kentucky, barring customers from texting, calling or using internet services on their cellphones.

Outages spiked in the early morning of Feb. 21, 2024, with more than 30,000 individuals reporting cellular service disruptions. Reports slightly decreased hours later but again rose to around 66,000.

Of all the reports submitted, about 1,500 were from T-Mobile customers and 3,500 were from Verizon subscribers.

Verizon and T-Mobile customers reportedly experienced such delays because they were trying to communicate with individuals on other networks.

The San Francisco Fire Department recently said it was aware of the cellular service issues, pointing out that residents had difficulties contacting law enforcement.

“We are aware of an issue impacting AT&T wireless customers from making and receiving any phone calls (including to 911),” the department said on X, formerly known as Twitter. “We are actively engaged and monitoring this. The San Francisco 911 center is still operational.”

The department urged affected individuals to use a landline for the time being instead of a cellphone.

“If you are an AT&T customer and cannot get through to 911, then please try calling from a landline. If that is not an option then please try to get ahold of a friend or family member who is a customer of a different carrier and ask them to call 911 on your behalf. Do not call or text 911 simply to test your phone service,” the department wrote.

AT&T has yet to release a statement regarding the outages, but a spokesman for the internet provider told Fox Business that the company has encouraged customers to use Wi-Fi services.

“Some of our customers are experiencing wireless service interruptions this morning,” the spokesperson said. “We are working urgently to restore service to them. We encourage the use of Wi-Fi calling until service is restored.”