A major problem with American Telephone and Telegraph's landline network has caused outages for their customers today August four two thousand fifteen. This also includes some Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers. American Telephone and Telegraph is a backbone provider for Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile
Parts of the southeastern United States including Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. Once cellular data leaves these providers towers, then it is transported across American Telephone and Telegraph's network. A spokesperson for this company is quoted as saying
"engineers have pinpointed a hardware-related issue and are working to restore service as quickly as possible."
Once American Telephone and Telegraph resolves this hardware related issue, then cellular service in these affected areas should resume. This hardware outage affects both wireless and land line customers of Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Apparently this outage is affecting some American Telephone and Telegraph Internet customers.
Over eleven thousand customers reported outages on DownDetector.com which is an independent website, that has created outage maps for certain services. This major outage has affected some business and government customers as well as residential. American Telephone and Telegraph has not issued an estimated time of arrival for a possible solution.
Some customers have been receiving “Emergency Calls Only” and “Network Busy” messages when attempting to place outgoing telephone calls. Want to receive possible updates from American Telephone and Telegraph about this outage and possible future ones? Check out this ?ATTMobilityCare Network Issues Affected Locations page. Additionally, you can read outage reports on this AT&T outage map from DownDetector.com.
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Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.