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Another Nationwide Verizon 4G LTE Outage Happening Now? (Updated)

We are just crawling out of bed here on the west coast, but according to the massive amount of unread emails in our inbox, a nationwide 4G LTE outage happened last night around 2AM. It’s tough to tell if the network is still down as all seems groovy here, 4G signal actually stronger than normal.

Update: I spoke too soon, down to just 3G now here in Portland. And according to the comments, there is a pretty large group of you out there that are without 4G. We are going on 5+ hours here of downtime – come on Verizon.

Update 8:42AM:  4G seems to be back up here in Portland. Anyone else?

Update 9:30AM:  Verizon has released a statement:

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service is returning to normal this morning after company engineers worked to resolve an issue with the 4G network during the early morning hours today. Throughout this time, 4G LTE customers were able to make voice calls and send and receive text messages. The 3G data network operated normally.

So let us know if you are still experiencing data issues.

  • Xmoox

    I’m in Portland just 3g DROID charge

  • Phil

    This is bad for Verizon’s reliable network reputation. Their 3G rollout wasn’t this bad. I guess they just can’t keep up with the unlimited data users.  Every phone site I go to there are many people saying how they replaced their home ISP, stream HD videos constantly, torrent, etc.

    • Tyler

      The problem is not the 4G network per se, it is the “skinned” 3G network your LTE handset sees, eHRPD. eHRPD is the key to deploying LTE on top of CMDA, as it pulls you on the LTE network when in range, and pushes you off the LTE network when it isn’t in range. So when that network has a problem, 4G LTE phones see neither the 4G nor the 3G network. When a 4G phone is in a 3G area, you should see eHRPD on your phone, not EVDO. This also explains why 3G handsets are not affected by this outage- they see the 3G network as EVDO, not eHRPD.

      • GreenhouseGeorge

        Brilliant, thanks for the explanation.  I wondered why I was back in the greybar stone age when I woke up this morning, and this explains it completely. 
        Odd behavior on the LTE GNexus – I witched to Airplane mode (while in CDMA-Only mode) and when I tried to switch back, it seemed to stick. Even under Wireless & Networks, changing it did nothing, and in the long-press power menu, Airplane mode option said ON but was greyed out.  Had to reboot to clear it. 

    • Borja

       Ya, their 4G reputation is going downhill. It seems outages are getting more frequent now.

      • Shervin

         It doesn’t matter what the reason is to the user. Verizon should solve the increasing 4G outages.

        • Arkon

          I agree. The reason for the outages are of no use to users. While fixing the problems with little to no negative impact to users is useful to us.

    • Allen

      I don’t care what other users are doing nor about the technical difficulties of implementing LTE. I’m paying Verizon’s more expensive fees because of their supposed reliable network.


    • Tindwel

      Not where I am in Cali :/

      • LionStone

        SFO area is good to go…TB

  • Anonymous

    Still down in louisville ky. All data was down for an hour ot two

  • ShanelovesoneGod

    Still no 4g in central california 9am

  • Guest

    Down to 1x in Fort Worth.

  • Lakerzz

    Huntington beach Ca…didnt have 3g or 4g. Just now got 3g . Its in and out though.

  • Dean H.

    Holy crap! Metro Atlanta 4G is back!

  • Anonymous

    -104dbm 36asu

  • Dean H.

    Metro Atlanta no 4G, no 3G, Galaxy Nexus.

    My last post was horrible with typos!

    • Makarov

      I had to reboot my GNEX to get 3G here in Louisville, Ky.

  • Dean H.

    Metro Atlants no 4G, no 3G.  Galaxy Nexus

  • TommyZ

    This whole Verizon 4G thing has started to become a joke. It seems there is a problem once every couple of weeks. I’ve been without 4G service for 3 days at my local tower. I can drive 3 miles and hit a new tower and get 4G back. I remember the “Can you hear me now?” commercials. What happened to Verizon? Do they not have these people going around checking the service problems?

  • its running in nc ,my Galaxy Nexus still blazing

  • droidinmind

    Up around 10 am and running strong in the Detroit area!!!

  • Anonymous

    I got nothing here in Los Angeles.  No data, no phone.  WTF??  Is this why I left ATT just for the Nexus and these headaches??  I need my phone, Verizon!!  What gives??

  • 4G came back around 10 minutes ago in the Ft. Lewis area in Washington.

  • 4G back on in Seattle

  • Limbermind

    Hard down in Phoenix area.  No 3G, no 4G.  Bionic.

  • Forrest Tracey

    No 4G here in NM,… Maybe the Verizon repair man pulled a Bugs Bunny and he’s sittling in Mexico saying “I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque”

  • Jwhitson1976

    Nothing yet in LA.  Still 3G.

  • Bill Morrow

    I can’t get 3g through my network extender for the life of me right now, let alone 4g.  I’m so glad I have wifi at least.

  • WazzuCougar02

    And We’re back in Seattle.

  • WarEagleVII

    I woke up at 5:30 AM in Atlanta with no data service. It’s been going back and forth all between no service, 3G and 4G all morning long. This is ridiculous considering how much we are paying for service. It’s ironic that VZW sent me an email last night thanking me for my business and the money I have paid durin the course of the year paid for the development of 4G service. Great! How about service that’s reliable? Can you hear that, VZW? 

  • Bewara2009

    Oh boy, come on Verizon fix this sh#t.

  • Mischief316

    Noticed it this morning at 6am. It goes from 4g to 3g and then loses signal all together. 

  • Uberblade

    Why are people complaining about the nexus being bad when its verizon s naa etwork that went down and not a actual phone related problem.

    • Stewie

      You really sound like you havent been paying attention, but I’ll spell it out for you: a lot of new GN owners are haing data issues before this event.

      Makes it hard to tell if it’s a residual issue with the phone, or just the netowrk.

      • Uberblade

        I get that but this isnt just related to the g-nex its a complete outage i.e all 4g phones are having issues

  • Anonymous

    it was out here in the QC area(eastern iowa/western illinois) at 11pm last night, was out all night but is back up now

  • EricTheRed

    4G just came back up a few minutes ago here in Birmingham, AL.

  • I think everyone should get a free month of data or phone service when ever any carrier’s data or phone service goes down due to a network issue. If you pay for a service and it doesn’t work when needed, there should be a penalty to the service providers

    • RW-1

      I’d take the free month of unbilled service … Demanding a free month on unlimited data, is, well … 🙂

  • 4G up and running here in NEW HAVEN, CT. 

  • Pipsqueak

    LTE is running in Jersey City, NJ. (to give you an idea where I am, I can see,the Empire state building,from my kitchen window)

  • Nathan Kosakowski

    Lost 4g all morning. 3g worked. 4g back in action in chicago ow!

  • StormbladeX69

    I lost 3G/1G on my DX earlier this AM. Rebooted the phone and it came back. – Bremerton, WA

  • Anonymous

    Still just 3G here in Houston

  • Jmtanzo

    I’m here in Orange County, CA and its been down since around 1am. Was watching a movie on Netflix and lost all data connection.

  • jmich

    4G back Up in SE Wisconsin  10:38AM Central time

  • Anonymous

    I had a SIM card error on my XOOM this morning but a quick reboot took care of the issue.  4G on both that and my gnex. Cleveland, Oh

  • Rbianchi5

    Rochester ny full 4g. No issues.

  • Joe Smith

    I am in Phoenix, and I just have 3G…no 4G again this month BOO Verizon…

    • Joe Smith

      may have spoke too soon…just lost all data…

  • Omaha NE still down

  • Seattle: switching between 3G & No Data @ 83dBm on the G-Nexus

  • Acemannw

    We are still down Here in Minneapolis area

  • Unexpected62

    Wait so people have 3G? I don’t even have 3G… I have no mobile data. Orange County, Ca

  • Daniel Clifford

    Have 4G in Ann Arbor MI

  • dave

    I got 3g in nyc, verizon offered a credit as soon as i called …

  • 4G down in Seattle and Tacoma Washington.

  • Anonymous

    My Rezound is down to 1x here currently in Dallas, TX. 

  • LeetUsername

    Down to no data.

  • JJ69Chev

    same 4G as always here in minny

  • Anonymous

    Seattle area is working. Wasn’t even aware there was an issue. +1 to Seattle. -1 to most of its residents.