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Verizon: 4G LTE Outage Resolved Overnight, 3G Operated Normally?

Another Verizon 4G LTE network outage happened yesterday and lasted upwards of 12-14 hours for some. Big Red has finally addressed the downtime this morning by sending out the Tweet that we have posted above, letting customers know that the issues have been resolved and that life should be normal again. While that’s good news, I can’t help but disagree with their “3G operated normally” comment that was also included. And I have to disagree because there were more than a few of us that were left without both 3G and 4G for all of yesterday. 3G-only phones may have continued to hum along on 3G without a hiccup, but those of us with 4G phones could not even connect to 3G during the majority of the outage. There is a time and a place to spin things, this would be a great time to be up front and honest about why we have had 3 major outages in one month on the “most reliable network” in the land.

Via:  Twitter

  • Ron

    What??? 3G or 4G did NOT work. I was still having some problems early this morning. It’s working now. I still like Verizon. I have been with them for years. I wouldn’t change. I just hope its fixed.

  • Xquisitedi

    Outage in minnesota 4g right now

  • Anonymous

    4G/3G were both out for me, as was voice.

  • droidian1441

    HA, I have a DROID 3 and even I couldnt connect to 3G or 1X in S. Virginia — I hardly believe the 3g operated normally crap. How do I Know? I shouldn’t be getting important text messages sent at 4:00pm for example, at 3:00am later that night. VZW has got to get their facts straight.

  • DaveTea

    Here in So California both 4G and 3G were not working for either my G-Nex (I was at home in Orange County) or my Wife’s G-Nex (she was up in LA). Toggling CDMA only did not make a bit of difference. It was a pretty solid 12 hour complete data outage so I call BS on VZW’s claims that 3G was working fine. It was not, at least not for or phones.

  • I had to restart my gnexus to get 4g back

  • Herbert M

    F yourself Verizon. All data was out in Tucson yesterday with EXTREMELY intermittent service.

  • Anonymous

    What makes the most impact on me is the fact that people are still surprised at being lied to. We’re paying what amounts to extortion fees for services and products that cost a fraction of what they are charging and we’re opening our wallets for every new tech snap cookie they throw at us (and by us I mean me) so the fact that it’s “Hmm?” moment whenever they fill our ears with puffery and plastic promises should come as no surprise and goes right along with the puffery and plastic trinkets they put in our shopping bags. *poof* <——that's what would happen to the very fabric of society if honesty were suddenly introduced into marketing. 

  • Anonymous

    3G only phones were unaffected…however, going into settings->wireless and networks->mobile networks->network mode and clicking the box next to CDMA only effectively turns a 4G phone into a 3G only phone…i had 3G all day yesterday by doing this

  • bmac420

    if your on a 4g phone and 4g goes out basically so does ehrpd and then you won’t have “3g”, change your network setting back to cdma only then airplane on and off and you’ll have full 3g service because it doesn’t use ehrpd.

  • Tyler

    Have to agree with you. Was snowboarding yesterday and all day got no data at all. My friend has the incredible and was getting 3g the entire day. I finally got 4g back towards the later part of the day

  • Reillyfactor

    finally its working.. needed new sim

  • DWM

    Guess it all depends on where you were. My GNex was without 4G for a couple of hours, but handed over flawlessly to 3G and kept on trucking until 4G service was restored.

  • lightlong

    No connectivity again for me and my gnex in the Boston area. Here we go again…

  • Anonymous

    I still don’t have 3G…….. 🙁

  • I didn’t have any issues with 3g yesterday. Worked fine. Nexus Prime.

  • Gary Pasler

    In SE FL, I lost all data for 30-60 mins, then 3G came back.

  • Anonymous

    My phone said 3g, but I noticed that when I was trying to have a conversation on Google Voice that was very delayed and messages and emails were coming in in bunches. I then realized that my data connection must have been spotty, an low and behold, when I sent myself a test email from my voice account, it didn’t come through. I bet there were a lot of us that thought they had 3g and didn’t without even realizing it. 

  • Anonymous

    My 4g went out and my gnex didnt jump to 3g. I forced it into cdma, and after cycling through airplane mode, I had solid 3g with no problems.

  • Dhuff44

    I also did not have 3g or 4g all day yesterday, its even been some what in and out today.  I called Verizon and they offered to take $3 off my bill because of the 3 outages this month, told them not to bother just fix the network. Most non-reliable network

  • No data on 3G yesterday as i have no 4G yet in my area.  Just voice yesterday.

  • sog805

    Thats bogus because 3g was in and out all day yesterday on my droid charge (non-4g area)

  • Millerthyme59

    Just got 3G back here on the Oregon coast.(Tillamook area.)

  • I call BS on that… I sat at work, unable to do any voice / text / mms. I had to connect to wifi, and set up a google voice. 

  • San Diego

    Weird, guess I got lucky. Had 4G all day yesterday here in San Diego.

    • Anonymous

      if your phone never had to handoff you would have been fine. The SIM device authentication server into the CDMA Nexus (not the phone) is at the heart of the matter.