Nationwide AT&T Outage Affects Thousands: Real-Time Updates and User Reports

This article provides comprehensive coverage of the widespread AT&T network outage that occurred on Thursday, affecting cellular service and internet across the country

Nationwide AT&T Outage Affects Thousands: Real-Time Updates and User Reports

AT&T Experiences Nationwide Network Disruptions, Impacting Cellular and Internet Services

Thursday morning saw widespread disruptions to AT&T's network, leading to significant outages in cellular service and internet access across the United States, as reported by the outage tracking platform Downdetector. The incident also affected some Verizon and T-Mobile customers, who experienced service interruptions when attempting to connect with AT&T users, despite both carriers reporting minimal direct outages.

Stay updated with real-time information on the ongoing AT&T network issues.

Customer reports indicate a surge in AT&T service outages, starting with over 32,000 incidents around 4 a.m. ET. This figure briefly declined before escalating to upwards of 50,000 by 7 a.m., predominantly affecting major cities including Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The outage reports peaked at over 71,000 shortly before 8 a.m. ET.

During the same timeframe, T-Mobile and Verizon reported comparatively fewer outages, with approximately 1,100 and 3,000 reports, respectively, by 7 a.m. ET Thursday. The cause of the widespread service disruption remains unclear.

AT&T promptly acknowledged the service interruptions, committing to an urgent resolution and advising customers to utilize Wi-Fi calling features until normal service is reinstated. Additionally, the company has actively engaged with affected customers via social media platform X, addressing concerns and updates on the service restoration efforts.

Cricket Wireless, a subsidiary of AT&T that relies on its network infrastructure, similarly reported connectivity issues, with over 13,500 customers affected as of 8 a.m. ET. The reported outages for Cricket Wireless decreased to around 10,000 by 10 a.m. The company assured its customers on X that addressing the nationwide network issue remains its utmost priority, aiming for a swift and secure restoration of full service.

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