AT&T suffered major network outages around the country late last night. Thousands of AT&T users reported they could not make any calls on the network. AT&T has addressed the issue, but there are still many that are experiencing issues today.
DownDetector, a company that monitors the status of networks, fielded a lot of complaints last night and has continued to receive complaints today. AT&T’s advice to fix the issue is to restart devices until calling functionality is restored. If you are one of the affected AT&T users, you should try this out.
In case you are still experiencing issues, there is another step you can take. The outage is connected to Voice over LTE identifiers, wiping out calls over LTE. This is why some users who use older devices and were on the 3G network were not affected.
To combat the LTE outage, follow these steps: On iPhone, go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Enable LTE and choose the Data Only option. It’s the same process for Android devices. This will take you off the LTE network when making calls while AT&T completely fixes its network problems.
Once the issue are resolved, you can return to the previous setting (Voice & Data).