U.S. cellular interruption strikes countless AT&T users

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U.S. cellular outage hits thousands of AT&T users

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An employee gets on a cellular interaction tower in Oakland, California.

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Large swathes of the U.S. were struck by a cellular interruption early on Thursday, with countless users reporting disturbances with the services used by telecom companies consisting of AT&T

More than 32,000 interruption occurrences were reported with AT&&T’s service around 4: 30 a.m. ET, according to information from interruption tracking siteDowndetector com. Impacted cities consisted of San Francisco, Houston and Chicago, the site revealed.

Users of Verizon, T-Mobile and UScellular likewise reported concerns with the telecom companies’ services, according to Downdetector.

The business did not instantly react to Reuters ask for talk about the factor behind the blackouts.

A post on social networks platform X from the San Francisco Fire Department stated the interruption was affecting individuals’s capability to reach emergency situation services by dialing 911.

“We are aware of an issue impacting AT&T wireless customers from making and receiving any phone calls (including to 911),” the fire department stated on the platform previously referred to as Twitter, including that it was “actively engaged and monitoring this.”