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

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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?



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