Verizon customers reportedly experience outage issues nationwide
NEW YORK - Verizon customers reportedly experienced outages Wednesday in areas across the country.
Down Detector, a website that offers real-time status updates on hundreds of services, showed large areas of the country affected by the problem — including wireless customers on the East Coast, in parts of the Midwest and in the South.
Customers reported being unable to make calls or getting a message stating “all circuits are busy.” Issues with mobile phones, mobile internet and landline internet were among the reported problems, according to Down Detector.
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Law enforcement agencies also reported the issue, including the Frederick Police Department in Maryland and the Reno Police Department in Nevada. The departments said Verizon advised of a nationwide outage and gave no estimated time on when service would be fully restored.
A statement Wednesday from Verizon said an issue involving outgoing calls to a long-distance landline number had been resolved.
"Overnight some wireless customers experienced a dialing error when placing calls from their wireless phone to a long-distance landline number. This issue was resolved at 6:30am ET. We apologize for any inconvenience," the company said.
This story was reported from Cincinnati. Check back for updates.