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Verizon Identifies LTE Killer, Working to Restore Service

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Apr 27, 2011, 3:48 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Verizon Wireless has issued a statement regarding the on-going outage of its Long Term Evolution 4G network. Verizon Wireless said it has determined what caused the network outage and is working with its major vendor partners to fix the problem. "Our network engineers are working to resolve this quickly," the company said in a statement. In the meantime, Verizon points out that 4G phones will still be able to make voice calls while the LTE network is out, and that customers may connect to its older 1XRTT network. Verizon said that it will restore LTE network access in a market-by-market basis, and will provide additional details as they become available.

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Apr 27, 2011, 5:53 PM

what caused it?

anyone know?
My bet is that it's a firmware problem somewhere in the backhaul systems that support the LTE. If it is I deed a 100% nationwide outage (and I have no idea if it is) then it's Alcatel or Ericcson that's at fault and VZW can't fix it instantly.

My q...

Apr 28, 2011, 9:49 AM

Still Out

So much for you fan boys who said this would be a short outage.
Service was restored early this morning. Is your thunderbolt or mobile broadband still down?
Are you a VZW customer?

Apr 27, 2011, 3:55 PM

Crap this could take long.

"restore in a market-by-market basis"

So I gotta wait days? (Weeks?)
Could be months! Laughing

Enjoy paying for 4G while you not recievnig the signal too by the way! Laughing
ud be suprised although it sounds like a long time there really arent that many markets for verizon to work with give like a week i think there faster at repairing outages than sprint and at&t

Apr 27, 2011, 10:15 PM

Another Sprint Spin opportunity

They just managed to claim Americas Longest Consistently Running 4G Network, and clout for their claim at being Americas Most Reliable 4G Network lol
No 4G where I live.

And yes, I live in a city.

Apr 27, 2011, 5:28 PM

I blame it on.....

I think its Apple and AT&T's fault.
Apple's announcement of the white iPhone sent a crippling shockwave through all of the fanboys which caused a chain reaction in all of the networks (the pre-tremors were felt with the PlayStation network...). It's true.

Apr 27, 2011, 3:58 PM

I knew it...

It was those freaking gremlins again! Curse you fiends for creating such mayhem!
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