Verizon has network trouble early Wednesday
December 8th, 2010
09:15 AM ET

Verizon has network trouble early Wednesday

Many Verizon Wireless customers were unable to access the mobile internet early Wednesday morning because of a network glitch, the company said.

The "technical glitch," which occurred during network maintenance, stopped Verizon users from being able to access mobile websites from about 1:40 to 5 a.m. ET on Wednesday, said Jeffrey Nelson, a Verizon Wireless spokesman.

The outage affected a "large part of the country," but not all Verizon customers, Nelson said. Verizon users were still able to send and receive data on Verizon's 3G network, he said, but could not access websites through a phone's mobile browser.

Reports of a "nationwide" Verizon outage hit tech blogs and Twitter on Wednesday morning. Engadget had this to say on the subject:

"We've heard from a bunch of folks this morning that Verizon's 3G network is experiencing a slight bout of disconnectedness, causing a great deal of grief and discombobulation around the country. Just sit tight, we're sure engineers are engineering solutions as we type this, and will update you as soon as things have been rectified."

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  1. Pvt Joe Bowers

    Now I understand everyone's sh!t's emotional right now. But I've got a 3 point plan that's going to fix EVERYTHING.

    Number 1: We've got this guy Not Sure. Number 2: He's got a higher IQ than ANY MAN ALIVE. and Number 3: He's going to fix EVERYTHING.

    December 8, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Upgrayyde

      Welcome to Verizon, I love you

      December 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The show we the people

    Yep i had the problem to. And i got metro pcs and when i try to make a call it say verizon wireless you could not make this call and my company is metro pcs. Wow sound crazy. Metro need a better company.

    December 8, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Casey

    The same thing happened on 12-4-10 at 1:50 pm for several hours (eastern time). I got called at 1:35 am this morning so the outage started just before that.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. buck

    Was acting up most of day yesterday then was completely down by 1:20 a.m. mst. all to be expected as typical cell phone coverage in this area. Guess have to take second look at sprint. lol

    December 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |