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4G and 3G data services are reportedly being affected

Following in Research-In-Motion's (RIMs) tracks, though not as large in scale, Verizon has confirmed its second data outage this month throughout the United States.

Many U.S. users started posting on Verizon support forums and jumped to Twitter last night to share stories of data loss. From a glance at posters' locations, the data has affected states like New York, California, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio and many in between.

"Not getting any data in Port Townsend, WA," said one user in Verizon's forums. "I have tested on both a Galaxy Nexus and a Droid RAZR. Have done the whole rebooting thing, still nothing. Thankfully I'm at home and have wifi."

Another user from Denver, Colorado mentioned losing service at 1 a.m. and reporting no change at 5 a.m.

Many 4G users have been able to restore their data service by switching into CDMA-only mode, but access remains relatively poor. Several 3G users have had issues as well, according to CNET, but the outage is mainly affecting the 4G LTE network.

Verizon hasn't addressed the outage in a press release yet, but The Verge spoke to a Verizon support representative, who confirmed that there is an outage. Other Verizon forum posters who spoke with Verizon reps as well added that it is uncertain when data service will be restored.

"Just spoke with VZW customer support representative," said a commenter in the Verizon forums. "As of 6:28 a.m. Eastern time, they are confirming a nationwide outage affecting all 4G phones, and to expect little to no network connectivity. There is no ETA for resolution, of course."

The last Verizon data outage occurred starting December 6, where 4G LTE phones experienced sporadic outages that took about a day and a half to fix.

Back in mid-October, RIM, which develops BlackBerry devices and services, experienced a four-day BlackBerry outage that spanned Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia, the United States and Canada.

Sources: Tech Crunch, CNET

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Not affected
By kraeper on 12/21/2011 12:46:10 PM , Rating: 2
It's working fine for me in Ore-gone, but there's only like 4 people here with smart phones, and two of them are on ATT.

RE: Not affected
By Sazabi19 on 12/21/2011 1:17:33 PM , Rating: 2
I noticed I had no data connection this morning when I got up here in Indianapolis but that didn't last for long. Just looked on my Bionic and I have 3G at my desk and 4G depending on where I wander within the building and always outside.

RE: Not affected
By Omega215D on 12/21/2011 5:39:37 PM , Rating: 2
For the past two outages I've noticed nothing wrong with data. I'm in NYC on a Thunderbolt with stock Gingerbread.

At least voice was never affected.

Don't worry.....
By Natch on 12/21/2011 2:26:10 PM , Rating: 2's just Skynet....making some "adjustments" to the network.

RE: Don't worry.....
By Omega215D on 12/21/2011 7:24:31 PM , Rating: 2
Carrier IQ is Skynet!!!11!one

Is it just Verizon
By Adam M on 12/21/2011 6:28:22 PM , Rating: 2
I have been having connection issues with Sprint since early December. After speaking with some less then helpful phone agents I was informed that there is "an on going issue" in my area. I am in the middle of Denver and I was able to get 4g up to about 10mps. Now I cant connect to 4g at all and 3g is slower then ever before. Solar flares or aliens messing up the networks?

RE: Is it just Verizon
By Omega215D on 12/21/2011 7:23:47 PM , Rating: 2
Probably weather, volume of customers or could be Anon related. Possibilities are endless until a rep tells us what exactly is going on. Then again I haven't experienced much problems since buying my phone.

By Namey on 12/21/2011 1:07:49 PM , Rating: 2

Y MY VZ DATA NO WORK! (posted from MN)

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