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Verizon Wireless Customers Finding Themselves At Least a “G” Short of 4G

Verizon Wireless customers are reporting what appear to be widespread network issues affecting customers in various places across the United States.

Customers took to both Twitter and the Verizon Wireless support forums to kvetch about their lack of high-speed data service.

Posters from locations ranging from Houston to Boston and Iowa to New Hampshire reported problems accessing the company’s data networks.

Verizon told AllThingsD that the problems are limited to its fastest 4G LTE network.

“Verizon Wireless engineers have been working to resolve an issue with 4G LTE service that is affecting some customers’ 4G devices,” a company spokesman said in a statement. “3G data and voice devices are unaffected. All customers’ voice calls and text messages continue to go through.”

Verizon said that the issues began over the past 24 hours, with some users having no issues and other having intermittent or no 4G data access.

“We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” Verizon said.

The company was hit with a significant nationwide outage back in April.


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