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Verizon 4G LTE Outage Hits Eastern U.S. – How is Your Data Connection? (Updated)

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We’re getting word into our inbox and on Twitter that many of you are without 4G LTE Verizon data on the east coast (some for hours). Folks in New York, New Jersey, DC, Connecticut, and more are all experiencing outages. Verizon support is reportedly telling people that the east coast is indeed experiencing issues. As always when we see an outage, we like to have you take to the comments to share your status. Are you having 4G LTE data issues with Verizon? If so, where are you located and how long have you been experiencing the down time? We’ll update this post as we know more.

Update 6:22PM Pacific:  Some readers are reporting that LTE connectivity has returned. Keep us posted in the comments and on Twitter.

Update 7:07PM Pacific:  Verizon confirmed to us that there was an outage, though it was supposed to have been resolved “quickly.”

Update 11:00PM Pacific:  From what we can tell, service has been restored for most people. If you still believe that you don’t have LTE, a restart may help.

Edit:  Dropped the post in the timeline a bit, so that folks in the morning aren’t greeted with a scare.

Cheers Lonnie, Jerry, morris, and everyone on Twitter!
  • Lost in CLT

    Charlotte, NC is seeing 4G lte outages as of about 3 weeks ago. Cannot even connect to Facebook in total coverage areas. Read an article that the merger with Sprint is causing massive overload of users and thus some are being forced into 3G mode, which I am experiencing and FURIOUS about!

  • Jane

    Data is out in Tampa. I haven’t had any service since about 7:45 this morning and it is now 3:11. So frustrating!!!!!!!!!

  • kelly

    4G keeps dropping down to 3G in Northeastern Pennsylvania as well. its been almost a week!

  • Service was spotty for me as far west as PHX.

  • Gerald

    4g Lte out or spotty in York, PA since 12/19 in the eve.

  • Hiran

    Detroit, Livonia Michigan. Was about 9am Friday. Update me about the 4G LTE including airport. I have problems in the Detroit Metro Airport.

  • W. Clark

    I’m having little to no LTE in Miami

  • Discreet ME

    I am not getting 3G or 4G in NJ. Called Verizon and it was escalated to tier 2 and after a factory reset, the engineer escalated to Networks. I got a call 2 hours later and they said they are still researching. I thought it was the 4.3 update I installed yesterday around 1:30pm (Successfully I might add). My wife and I both have VZW Samsung Galaxy S3’s purchased together. She is not updated but since we’ve been at work all day, she hasn’t checked if she has 3G or 4G.

  • Mike Hilal

    Did not go down here in Orlando, FL

  • VZWCustomer

    I am in Denver, CO and have been without 4g service for about 1 hour now.

  • Koo Tran

    Still no 4G in Fredericksburg, VA.

  • Masta Marc

    Mine goes out everyday. It’s werid. the phone says LTE, with 3 bars.. But data doesnt work. No websites open no apps that use data load… This has been happening for a while.. Only happens with LTE, not 3G

  • Jeremy Wray

    Everything was fine last night but I completely lost data this morning. I haven’t had a data connection for prob 10-15 min now.

  • My data is still down. I cannot even browse a page. It’s been happening past week. I live in Wash DC area.

  • chitman17

    Still out in NC

  • David Heindel

    4G out in Syracuse, NY.

  • Ken Bosse

    Was having trouble last night in Northwest CT, seems to be ok now in Danbury

  • Patrick Pryor

    Still out in Old Lyme, and Connecticut

  • dave

    My 4g has been down since last night in Columbus, OH.

  • Justin Strickland

    But what happened to cause this? Was it expected, but it just took longer than expected? What’s the deal?

  • yummy

    Lost in Vermont, 8-8:30p, 12/19

  • WCM3

    Oh thank god. I switched from my G2 back to my moto x last night and wasn’t getting any 4G in eastern PA. Thought I messed something up.. looks to be back to normal

  • Aaron Birnbaum

    Couldn’t connect to data at all for about 4 hours this evening on Long Island. Glad to see it was vzw and not my gnex

  • FAL_Fan

    VA Beach / Chesapeake were out for about an hour! I thought maybe my custom rom was bugging out, glad to see that wasn’t the case!

  • Koo Tran

    Not getting 4G in Fredericksburg, VA at the moment…

    • FAL_Fan

      Yeah? Got regular coverage here in VA Beach right now, didn’t earlier between 1900 something and 2000 something. Had it since then just fine.

      • Koo Tran

        Yeah, still no go here. It’s late though so it doesn’t matter. Probably be up in the morning.

  • Jeremy Wray

    I was steaming music from about 7pm to 12am at work and while i wasnt looking at my phone much during that time i never noticed it drop to 3g or hiccup while streaming. Atlantic City here.

  • OOOOOOHHHHHHHH. So That’s what that was! There was about an hour where I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why I couldn’t tether to my laptop. I damn near reformatted the thing. (NYC)

  • Doug Fresh

    Wheres the download …I can’t wait ..4.4

  • saj001

    Northern Virginia, out from around 7 to 10. Back up and running.

  • NexusMan

    Mine was down too. Lost it while tinkering with my Moto X. I was scared it was something I did.

  • Mike McDaniel

    LTE is blazin in Tallahassee, Florida.

  • Guy

    Lost it in Cherry Hill, NJ area for about an hour or two. Back up again.

    • Guy

      Also did not have 3G or 1X. Was completely in the dark, only was able to use wi-fi.

  • Erika J Duggan

    Data is still out for me in VA Beach has been since 7 pm

    • FAL_Fan

      Really? I was in Greenbrier and lost it at around 7 until just after 8, had it ever since though

  • tom

    4g works in south florida.

  • Lucky Armpit

    Garner NC here, all is well. Never lost connectivity that I’m aware of.

  • Ratamacue2

    Philadelphia area was out, but back up now.

  • tyguy829

    3g only in providence ri

  • Joshua Bartlett

    Newport PA, I was out of service from 7pm to just before 9pm. 4G is up snd running now. SGS3

  • Jay Ochs

    jersey shore here, been fine all night…then again, “fine” is relative to what it usually is….meaning, my LTE gets about 4mbps download on a good day. gotta love the nation’s most reliable and fastest LTE network, right? *rolleyes*

  • hrk

    I’m in pa and haven’t had any problems yet

  • RobTheIcon

    I’m in West Chester PA & no issues.

    • Ian Case

      In Pottstown with no issue also.

    • kixofmyg0t

      Man I remember when I used to get those speeds. Now my download speeds are far worse than your upload. Its not just me as every one of my coworkers with Verizon have crap bandwidth now. Talking less than 1Mbps down.