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Possible Nationwide 4G LTE Outage on Verizon, Disconnecting Leaves You Stuck on 3G (Updated)

Just received a tip suggesting that there is a nationwide 4G LTE issue to be aware of.  If you are currently on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, then life should remain good as long as you do not disconnect.  If for some reason you do need to jump off of it, you will more than likely not be able to get back on and will be stuck on 3G as I am in the picture above.  Nokia Siemens is working at resolving it, but we have no idea how long that will take.

Will do our best to keep you updated on the situation.  Keep it here…

Update 7:00PM:  4G is back for me.  Hearing similar things from a number of you.  Are we all good in 4G LTE land?

Cheers VZW Tipster!

  • ConnectExpert

    Being disconnected from 4G LTE and only being able to connect to 3G is what the industry refers to as “SIM-stacking”.  Replacing the Pantech modem or firmware is only a temporary solution that re-activates you into the SIM prioritizing.  Verizon uses the SIM in the dongle or tablet to prioritize the type of user to speed up or shift to LTE depending on their content or apps.  Verizon stacks newly-activated SIM’s first that download revenue-sharing content.  On-deck apps such as navigation are given priority to access into LTE.  Verizon also manages user behavior to offload to the Boingo hotspots.  The embedded VZAM has a list of Boingo hotspots that are regularly updated according to the user location and access behavior.  The VZAM is actually Smith Micro software with its QuickLink to link to gaming.  Smith Micro develops its own gaming as well as links to Microsoft Windows Live.  Be watchful of Verizon downloads appearing like updates but actually are converting your notebook or tablet into a gaming device.  To maximize revenue from gaming, Verizon mobile hotspot consumers also will be SIM-stacked for priority over basic business customers reading email.     

  • Str8RippinEm

    Anyone getting 4G in Connecticut? I’m still on 3G

  • Michael

    maybe now battery will last for me to make a call.

  • Shooter_454

    I’m in louisville ky and 4g has almost disappeared I’ve been on 3g for the most part since 9pm lastnight suucccckkks

  • 177attatattat

    I really feel any of you bitching about your 4G being down are F-n ridiculous… Do you really think that there aren’t going to be outages with a system that is so new and expanding every day? These things take time… Just be glad that you are a part of the fastest wireless network in the nation. For those of you in CA that aren’t yet a part.. don’t hold your breath.. VZW has gone over their budget for the year and are trying to come up with spending cuts elsewhere to keep expansion going but they are indeed out of spending money for this year.

  • Tsullivan7

    3G in Cincinnati

  • stevil

    As of 10:15 AM MDT, I was still on 3G only. Rebooted my phone and I’ve got no data.

    • stevil

      then 3G came up, and now it’s gone again. Centennial, CO, where I had 3-4 bars of 4G yesterday.

      • Guest

        Yea, had solid 4G all day yesterday too but it just cut out a few minutes ago to 1x then up to 3G.  Now it’s stuck at 3G.  Here in Denver, CO.

        • stevil

          Lengthy call with VZW – they say there’s no reported issue with the network in Colorado. They’ve just had me (after numerous steps) do a factory reset (joy). I’m currently not seeing anything better than 1xRTT during the reactivation process.

          • stevil

            And after ANOTHER call, they tell me, “the last person you spoke with shouldn’t have asked you to do a factory reset – there’s a known problem”

          • Guest

            OMG, some of those CS reps at verizon are idiots.  Thx for the heads up tho.  Did they say which part of Colorado they are having problems with and when they expect a fix?

    • stevil

      and now 1xRTT, 1 bar

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    • Gonzo

      You bitch!

  • Anonymous

    SAD! we are paying for a half azz 4G service..

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  • Anonymous

    I dumped Verizon this week.

  • Cameltoe4me2

    with all the new 4g and new cells everyday they need to slow down and keep the shit…TB they have out there going good. in way over some heads. i cant stand htc or verizon anymore. to worried about being bigger and better,,,$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. all that matters..screw the customer

    • Keith Sumner

      Please assess your grammar, spelling, writing, and overall ability to convey a message of any kind. Right now you’re writing at a 3rd grade level, and I can hardly understand what you’re trying to say.

    • Guest

      Me can no surf web on phone.  Me pissed off.

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  • Brian Saunders

    Still no 4G in Portland.

  • NumNutWndr

    Still no 4G in San Diego. Bahhh!

  • Welcome to a regular day in the life of VZW LTE in the Bay Area. Except add 3G to that too.

  • Anonymous

    My Tbolt is still stuck on 3G here in Pensacola, FL. 11:00pm Central time. Boo!

  • Contagous

    And we’re back 🙂 finally

  • Dylan Hageman

    Has anyone been getting insane download speeds? I’ve been hitting 50Mbps!!!

  • yeah i just had a 3g drop… GRRR  currently have no net.. 

  • Never lost 4G here in Seattle.

    • Contagous

      Where are you at? as myself and friends have all lost it today, thunderbolts, bionics and charges…

  • Weird, I was on 4G on my Thunderbolt all day in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. No problems here.

    • Tboltuser

      I think it was a handoff problem.  I had 4G, but walked through a part of our building near an IDF closet and lost connectivity…3G after that.

  • Mrpembry

    Back on in Denver.

  • Alexlipford

    I was in the Verizon store activating my Bionic during this.  Thought I had gotten a bad unit b/c it refused to get 4G service

    • Tboltuser

      Exactly the same thing happened to me with the Thunderbolt.  4G outage the day the shipment arrived. 

  • West Anderson

    Its back in Lakeland, Fl

  • Icolossus90

    i constantly have troubles in san marcos but no problems in san diego. both ca. ughhh #firstworldproblem man.