Verizon Wireless having network problems? [Update 2]

by Mike
Posted March 3rd, 2010 at 6:38 am
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Update 2: By now, everyone should be back up. If not, well, hit up VZW customer service. Apparently the issue was relegated to the east coast, not national. Are you back up?

Update: Is “the network” back up? I have some emails flowing in again and a 3G icon has reappeared on my DROID. Anyone else? As far as I’ve seen, no official reason for the outage has been given yet.

Wondering why you can’t access those early morning articles, Twitter updates, and other data related tasks on your VZW phone? Looks like we have a network failure here folks. While we often joke about AT&T’s network reliability, this is the second time (at least for me in northern Indiana) that Verizon has had data issues in the last few months. A sign of impending problems? The things I’m seeing on Twitter seem to indicate this is a national outage. **Just kidding, VZW has piped in and said it was only the east coast that was affected. (Anyone care to chime in with location and network condition to confirm that?) Wow, I guess if you’re going to fail, might as well go big, huh? Go big or go home…not exactly the instance in which I’d want to abide by such a phrase.

Anywho, I’m in northern Indiana and now have a beautiful paper weight DROID edition. Let us know where you’re at and how your connection is fairing this fine hump day morning…

We’ll keep you updated.


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  • David
    March 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm
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    Interesting, I’m in South San Francisco area and I’ve had major coverage problems in my area for a few weeks. I have to go outside to use my phone at my house. It seems to coincide time wise. I don’t think this is just an East Coast problem.

  • Pixie
    March 13, 2010 at 6:58 am
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    My phone stopped getting ANY service anywhere near my apartment…. in Southern California. It persists. I find it hard to believe it’s a coincidence, OR that they’re fixing it with any real speed >.<

  • Harald Kongshaug
    March 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm
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    RT @twithelp101: Verizon Wireless having network problems?: by Mike Wondering why you can't access those early morning articles, Tw… http://bit.ly/cBlMKH

  • marcdrobinson
    March 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm
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    RT @Gadgetsteria: Verizon Wireless having network problems? [Update: Back up?] http://bit.ly/bw3gas

  • Outage Tracker
    March 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm
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    RT @kate_the_great Anyone else having a problem with #verizon, it may be a national network outage. http://tinyurl.com/yfotu3n My Droid…

  • Jason Heydasch
    March 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm
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    'Twas spotty yest aft too. RT @rshomaker: Looks like @verizonwireless is down all over the place - the data side at least http://ow.ly/1dDcq

  • Rob Shomaker
    March 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm
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    Looks like @verizonwireless is down all over the place - the data side at least http://ow.ly/1dDcq

  • Sara
    March 3, 2010 at 10:27 am
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    Verizon Wireless having network problems?: by Mike Wondering why you can't access those early morning articles, Tw… http://bit.ly/cBlMKH

  • Robert
    March 3, 2010 at 9:40 am
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    STILL down in Orlando, sigh… And the one morning I really needed it driving around trying to find an address!

    • Mike
      March 3, 2010 at 9:51 am
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      It’s always at the least inopportune moments…

  • Rickshaw Boy
    March 3, 2010 at 9:31 am
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    Orlando has been down all morning, we’ve had some pretty bad winds here so I thought that may be why, but it looks like we are not alone.

  • ScottG
    March 3, 2010 at 9:03 am
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    We’re out in Orlando too, but then again it is nationwide. I wish they’d put this on their news page. ..

  • David
    March 3, 2010 at 8:58 am
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    Been down since at least 6:00 am this morning in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • etsj
    March 3, 2010 at 8:53 am
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    Still down in Orlando….

  • Joe
    March 3, 2010 at 8:49 am
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    No data service here in Orlando or NE Florida either.

  • Bruce
    March 3, 2010 at 8:37 am
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    No 3G in Athens, GA. VZW customer service confirmed outage in several SE states.

  • Donnie
    March 3, 2010 at 8:35 am
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    Its not just Droids. Blackberry’s as well. No data/3G. Only voice and text here in Cincinnati.

  • Kevin
    March 3, 2010 at 8:30 am
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    My e-mail is back up, as well as the 3G logo, but still no internet. I’m in Pittsburgh PA.

    • Mike
      March 3, 2010 at 9:50 am
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      I have the logo and NewsRob feed reader is working again. Perhaps I’m lucky over here in Indiana. That would be a first…

  • KJCLLS
    March 3, 2010 at 8:25 am
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    I have no service on my Droid in Greenville, SC. Glad its not just me…I thought something was wrong with my phone.

  • Marie
    March 3, 2010 at 8:22 am
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    No internet connection on my Droid and its driving me bananas!!! I still get text messages though so …. i guess. Cleveland, OH

  • Stacy
    March 3, 2010 at 8:22 am
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    No data/3g at all here in Orlando, FL either. I thought it our Droids, but a quick search online points to Verizon.

  • Mike
    March 3, 2010 at 8:21 am
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    My 3G is back up and running as of 10-15 minutes ago (roughly 8:10am-ish). How’s everyone else doing now?

  • Thomas
    March 3, 2010 at 8:20 am
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    Mine and two of my friends who have droids are out in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Mike
    March 3, 2010 at 8:20 am
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    Wow, looking at the comments….apparently we’re popular in Ohio…

  • Kevin
    March 3, 2010 at 8:18 am
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    It is out in Cincinnati Oh

  • Brian
    March 3, 2010 at 8:16 am
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    We are out in North Carolina as well.

  • Chuck
    March 3, 2010 at 8:13 am
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    No 3G in auburn AL

  • JoshKraker
    March 3, 2010 at 8:09 am
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    No internets here in Cleveland. Guess its time to go Californy way. I hear they gots lots of internets out there in Silicon Valley.

  • Todd Mell
    March 3, 2010 at 8:06 am
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    Was out today in central ohio, back on as of right now 8:04 am, 3/3/2010

  • Nathan
    March 3, 2010 at 7:53 am
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    My droid is without data here in Columbus, Ohio

  • wgilbert
    March 3, 2010 at 7:45 am
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    No conncection in Huntsville, AL

  • Rob
    March 3, 2010 at 7:38 am
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    Nothing in Knoxville, TN….at least we can still make calls but no data.

  • Frustration INC
    March 3, 2010 at 7:36 am
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    So glad to find this and know its not me (cant get thought to CS)… but woke up to both the wife and I’s units with no data at all (not even a 3g logo). Voice is fine though… Columbus OH

    • Mike
      March 3, 2010 at 7:45 am
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      psh…who uses voice these days….

  • JAM
    March 3, 2010 at 7:34 am
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    VZW has confirmed a nationwide data outage

    • Mike
      March 3, 2010 at 7:38 am
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      …kind of behind a firewall against my will at the moment. Care to share a link/source?

  • Jeff
    March 3, 2010 at 7:29 am
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    No connection here in Atlanta..

  • djpatrickb
    March 3, 2010 at 7:29 am
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    Down and out in Cincinnati, OH!

  • Greg
    March 3, 2010 at 7:22 am
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    Nothing near Toledo…

  • Droid Man
    March 3, 2010 at 7:14 am
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    No data coverage here in north central Ohio…

    • Mike
      March 3, 2010 at 7:16 am
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      I feel your pain…

  • Jordan
    March 3, 2010 at 6:42 am
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    Mine is fine, but I am also not on Verizon. hmmm

    • Mike
      March 3, 2010 at 7:34 am
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      haha, /pretending to laugh.

      Oh don’t you brag…AT&T has had their fair share of issues ;)

      • Jordan
        March 3, 2010 at 7:59 am
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        I have been on AT&T since 2002, using their 3g since 2006. I have had one 3g outage in almost 4 years. That ain’t bad!
        I’m not bragging, I’ve just always hated Verizon. lol

        • Mike
          March 3, 2010 at 8:02 am
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          You lucky SOB. I was with AT&T for 16 months and had at least 6-7 instances where data itself was down several hour long spans. Verizon, ya, I hate them too. But I wanted the DROID. Oh well, a typical phone for me lasts roughly 12-18 months before I get something newer and better which means I’ll switch to whoever has the coolest phone at that given point in time.

          • Brian
            March 3, 2010 at 8:23 am

            I loved AT&T in Michigan, but I had to get rid of it when I got to Charlotte. Calls dropped like crazy. Verizon has been the most reliable for me, even though it sucks they lock most of the phones down so they aren’t as great as intended. I haven’t gotten the Droid yet, but am heavily Considering it.

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