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Verizon 4G LTE Outage Happening Now? (Updated: Service Restored?)

Last night, we reported that DROID RAZR devices were running into a SIM card issue that was killing their 4G LTE. Original theories suggested that the issue was specific to the micro SIM used in the RAZR, but we are now seeing a variety of devices across the country dropping to 3G or 1X including the Thunderbolt, Rezound and more. My personal RAZR – which was working just fine – has flipped to being stuck on 3G  within the last 30 minutes here in Portland, OR. We could be on the verge of a nationwide 4G LTE outage.

And we should point out that this does not appear to be affecting every single person with a 4G device at this time, but there have been enough reports that we have reached out to Verizon for some help. Once we hear back, we will let you know.

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Update:  Verizon has responded with this comment regarding the 4G LTE outage:

Verizon Wireless engineers have been working to resolve an issue with 4GLTE service that is affecting some customers’ 4G devices.  3G data and voice devices are unaffected.  All customers’ voice calls and text messages continue to go through. In the past 24 hours, some 4GLTE customers have reported their devices are operating on 3G data service where they would normally get 4G.  Some have reported no issues, others that data access is either intermittent or unavailable.  We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Here’s to hoping we see something change for the better very soon. We know that some of our readers have been experiencing an outage since yesterday afternoon.

Update 2:39PM:  After losing all service for 2 hours, I now have 3G back in some capacity. Anyone else?

Update 5:12PM:  Checked my RAZR and 4G LTE service is back up and running. Anyone else?

In the comments, 4G LTE or no 4G LTE?

  • Mark G.

    I just got my Deois Razr and It drops to 3G about 90% of the time and about 5 times now it says “no data connection”…… very disapointed!!!

  • Rcannici

    Razr in Portland Oregon still running 3G only. Sim Card issues still. I didn’t pay top dollar for all of these issues. I really wish 4G LTE would have been perfected before it was launched in the Portland Metro Area. This is a load of crap as far as I am concerned.

  • Awd111980

    I have the Droid Razr and the Droid Charge. My Razr will always drop to 3g while the Charge always has 4g LTE, called Verizon last night & the technical support representative that this is a Motorola issue and Motorola should have an update to correct this issue by the end of this month…should being the operative word… 

  • Dpry3580

    Got my Razr when it came out. I’ve NEVER lost full 4G; outside always 5 bars, 3 inside, just outside ATL. It only drops to 3 when I go to Rome, 1.5 hours from ATL. I wouldn’t consider trading this for anything else available. With ICS coming to it soon, even better.
    Typing this on my Lap-dock 500 by the way. This thing is amazing! Way better than the 100. Much better than any tab I’ve had. One device, 14″ screen, full keyboard, web-cam, full size SD slot, 2 USB ports, VGA out, Ethernet port, etc.
    Finally completely happy with a setup. Full size laptop with no booting! And 4G speed where ever I go (3g were less developed). Even then, can still surf without WiFi. 

  • Want 4G now!

    My HTC Rezound 4G worked last night but today only get 3G service in Seattle.

  • Anonymous

    Back on the saddle again. in Orange county CA. since 6:00. required a reboot. 4G and 3g working great.

  • RKA

    Intermittent problem with Droid Razr since Tuesday. Went to first Verizon store. All Razrs in the store had the same SIM card error. Employees did not bother to check with corporate. They replaced SIM card. Didn’t help. Went to second Verizon store, told they are experiencing network problems on a small number of Droid Razrs.  Today ( Thursday) I am getting No service, 3G service and 4G service occasionally. No variant of Verizon service is staying up.

  • Joey Kangaroo2010

    If you turn off your phone, remove battery, sim card for 30 seconds should fix this issue. Worked on thunderbolt and bionic.

  • Tboltuser

    JEEZ!  Back to 1x here in northern Cincinnati AGAIN TODAY.  Come on Verizon!

  • razr – back up and running as of 6AM in the ft.meade area (central md).  is also working fine in annapolis.  my wife’s bionic was also back up at the same time.

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  • RLJSlick

    My Zoom still say that there is an error with my Sim card.  So I think the 4G is still down in my area (WI)

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  • Happy razr

    Back on in Detroit!!!!

  • Jamarcus White

    I still have no 4G here in Cincinnati and while my Bionic says I’m on 3G I cant access the Market or Browser.

  • Dc3mech

    Still out in Seattle, 7am … Droid Bionic

    • Dc3mech

      Verizon must be watching DL… back up at 7:15.

  • Jerry

    as of 8:45 am on thursday I have no 4G and limited 3G.  the 3G symbol on my status bar is white when it used to be blue.  Data doesn’t seem to be working.. 

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  • Jason

    Back up in Minneapolis.

  • Anonymous

    my Bionic doenst have any issue bot my Xoom has the error message

  • I Can C Uranus

    No 4G on my 3G iPhone!!  What gives!!??  Come on Verizon….. One more day!!  Let me feast on some Ice Cream Sandwich!!

  • dreamline

    after reboot, back up and running on 4g in nyc. . . 

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  • trina5901

    Hampton Roads Virgina.  I’ve been experiencing complete outage for the past couple of days on my Samsung Stratosphere.  I’d be happy with 3G or even 1G as opposed to my 0g :o)

  • Atabizi

    4G Back on in Hartford, CT

  • stephen jester

    Back up in running in Minneapolis!

  • Anonymous

    I am glad that someone’s it back up. I have not had a data connection since somewhere around mid day yesterday. It is rather annoying that I sold my GPS because I had my Android and I have to travel today so it should be fun using a paper map/directions.

    Edit: In North GA by the way.

  • 4G back in northern VA, DC area since this morning (12/8); Droid Bionic!

  • I noticed this Tuesday night called Wednesday morning and they didn’t reveal this at all but they said they would ship me a replacement droid charge because it was the phone.  So i’m getting a new phone ro replace the used one i bought on CL.  Lucky me.

  • 4g on bionic, sometime during the night – kalamazoo, mi

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  • Arda Akman

    4G back in Norfolk,VA

  • It’s A Samsung

    4G is back in New York City and New Jersey as well (confirmed on my Bionic, been on intermittent 3G all day).

  • LionStone

    4G back in SFO…I was in 3G all day so I didn’t even know til now.

  • Anonymous

    4g in kc

  • Jnmigr

    115 am est I finally see 4g on my bionic.

  • Jamaicawind

    Ok got 4G on my bionic in the washington DC/ Virginia area…it seems like everyone is getting there service back…if they still dont release this phone Friday i hope they have a damn well good reason for not doing so..

  • I See 4G, Bionic in Bay Area.
    Rebooted and there she was.

  • Thadius Billings

    back up somewhat in ATL. 4g is very sluggish

  • Anonymous

    12:17 am Thursday, 4G back in NYC!

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  • Edswa96

    My Droid Bionic is back to 4g LTE at around 1800 pst.

  • 4G is back. Just ran a speed test and got my fastest result ever! 32.81Mbps! In Orlando.

  • Anonymous

    Too many questions in the titles of your blogs? 😉