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AT&T Outage Hits Emergency Services Calls and Texting in Multiple States

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An outage hit AT&T network callers on Tuesday, affecting calls to emergency services and users’ ability to send text messages.


Several regions reported the network issues, with police departments advising AT&T users that emergency services were unable to be reached in some areas. A spokesperson for AT&T confirmed the issues in a statement to Gizmodo.

“Earlier this morning some wireless customers may have been unable to connect to 911. This has been resolved and we apologize to anyone who was affected,” a spokesperson said by email.


The Minneapolis Police Department said Tuesday morning at 8:10 a.m. ET that it had become aware of the issue, providing an alternative number to reach.

“We are working with our service partners to fix this issue,” the Minneapolis Police tweeted. Police departments in Texas, Indiana, Alabama, Massachusetts, and states reported similar issues:


According to Downdetector, AT&T started having issues around 12:24 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Commenters reported having issues sending, but not receiving text messages. Issues reportedly hit users in Michigan, Texas, Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Massachusettes, as well as other states.


Are you or did you experience issues with your AT&T network on Tuesday? Let us know in the comments below.

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Story is up for nearly and hour with no comments, and I wonder if that is because people are too embarrassed to admit their carrier is ATT, or, if their service is just always so bad that no one noticed anything unusual.