If you’ve been experiencing issues with Verizon’s 4G LTE network today, you aren’t alone. The Verizon mobile broadband network has been down most of the day, but luckily this hasn’t rendered the phones that use is completely dead thanks to 3G fallback capabilities.
Despite the ability to still make and receive calls, it’s frustrating when you can’t use everything your device is meant to do (just ask the folks that the PlayStation Network this week), but luckily it appears that things are on their way to being fixed. According to a Verizon spokesperson, the company has identified the cause of the issue and engineers are currently working to repair it. In the meantime, the company did wish to note a couple of facts:
- 4G LTE Smartphones will still be able to make calls.
- Customers are temporarily unable to activate any 4G LTE devices.
- Please note: Customers may experience a 1XRTT data connection during this time.
No timeline was given to us as to when you might see the service come back, but the spokesperson did not that it would probably happen market-by-market, and not everyone would find the service restored all at once.
It’s always unfortunate to see a service like this suffer downtime, and even more so when it is still relatively so young as it shakes the faith customers have in it. The fact that Verizon has already identified the issue is a good thing, and hopefully it is just a growing pain that can be easily remedied so that it isn’t repeated again.
Have you been impacted by the Verizon 4G LTE downtime?