Verizon

Getting word this morning that those of you with Motorola Droids, the Droid Eris and just about any other device that connects to Verizon are having issues with data connections. Some seem to have it back, while others are still in the dark. Stay tuned while we have some coffee and croissants get to the bottom of this.

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Update: All is now well, Verizon says. You may go about your business.

 
There are 35 comments

mdionis says:

My data service in Pittsburgh was out from early this morning and returned around 8:00am

dmase05 says:

yeah, I second that, Pittsburgh service was crap, still has been a little spotty but is working

Memo Luna says:

Still out as of 12:30 p.m. in Michigan

SRVBluesman says:

(Droid Owner) My data was out in Akron/Canton area and was returned around 8:30. Could it be testing for an OTA to 2.1? May it be so.

trentandrews says:

I have not had any problems in Iowa.

browns1 says:

I'm a Blackberry user and my service was out when I woke up this morning, but after I restarted my signal everything returned to normal.

haztv says:

I'm in miami/ft lauderdale fl area and I haven't had any problems been on my phone since 5 am est

myriad46 says:

The Alarm Clock on my Droid didn't go off, randomly, this morning. Related?

p4trickh#IM says:

No the clock doesn't need data to function.

chrisdazzo says:

Working for me in northern Colorado. Has been all morning.

kmatheny says:

Haven't had any problems that I've noticed this morning. Mid-Michigan.

shellshof#AC says:

my alarm didn't go off and phone was dead in the docking station this morning in huntington beach, ca.

yeah, it looks like the purdue area was one of the affected areas for this as I kept doing battery pulls and restarts on my phone hoping to get data back. glad to hear it wasn't just me.

cmonteith#AC says:

Yeah, NE Indiana here, both my Moto Droid, the wife's Eris, and MyFi are living back in the 90's with no data connection.

droidweasel says:

No probs.

Steven58 says:

I didn't notice anything. I slept in! hehe!

DukeIII says:

Service was out in metro-Toledo Ohio area this morning but returned around 9:40, but is running a bit slow as of now. Seems to be cascading from east to west.

judasmachine says:

St Pete,FL - Eris owner. I had issues this morning but it was over by 9am.

spidey33162 says:

Both my Storm2 & Eris couldn't make calls from home and I've never had any signal issues at home. The internet worked on both though. So I called customer care and they put in a stupid trouble ticket saying they'll get back to me within 72hrs.... But that was yesterday. Now it seems my service is back to normal now hopefully... i still love VZW though.

hotkoko says:

I haven't had any problems in long island. I did notice that my speed was WAY faster than usual

droidmike says:

Motorola Droids - southern Cali - no issues here

beastcmg says:

Some Verizon Wireless customers in the eastern half of the U.S. were temporarily left without access to data services such as mobile Web and email early Wednesday.

The network outage, which was resolved by 8:15 a.m. ET, affected customers of "east of the Mississippi," according to spokesman James Gerace. He cited "bad switch software" which resulted in a deterioration of service and lower wireless speeds.

Not everyone in the area was affected, Gerace said. Data access in New York, for instance, continued to work Wednesday.

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100303-708721.html?mod=WSJ_latesth...

Basecall#AC says:

(Droid Does) So far so good.. Anaheim California. VZ should make up for it by rolling out 2.1

edmistond says:

I have a Moto Droid and my 3G connection was out for a bit in the Akron area this morning also. I rebooted the phone and the 3G came back up right after, but I don't know if that was a coincidence or not.

bacalao says:

No problems w/ 3G on my Droid since I woke up at 7 am.

I live in the NY/NJ metro area (south plainfield to be exact) and didn't have an issue today...strange.

BoNg420 says:

Mine was out for a few hours this morning, had no 3g symbol on my phone and I noticed that when I tried to connect to facebook, thought it was a facebook issue, then tried browser and no go.

Elden says:

(eris owner) my connection never stopped working..i wouldn't have even known about the problems if it wasn't for this post

bhi11 says:

No 3G data when I woke up, came back after about 10 minutes of worrying lol

ChuckG73 says:

Computerworld - Verizon Wireless has confirmed that data service outages affected eastern U.S. customers for up to four hours early today.

The company blamed the outage, which affected some users between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. EST today, on defective software in one of its data centers.

In an e-mail, a Verizon Wireless spokesman said some users experienced outages, some were hit with service slowdowns and others were not affected at all.

"We found the problem in one of our centers, switched out the software and are now doing [a] root cause investigation," the spokesman said.

Verizon Wireless notified customers via Twitter at about 9:45 a.m. that the issue had been resolved by 8 a.m.

The spokesman did not say how many users were affected by the outage.

Verizon said that the problems did not affect its voice service.

kmatheny says:

I was fine yesterday, but is anyone else having data issues today? My 3G is flat-out just not working, or going incredibly slow. Mid-Michigan.

[update] Things seem back to normal now.

Anonymous says:

Still no 3G coverage on my Droid in Des Moines today.

Anonymous says:

noone in our area can send a mesage in Minesota.

csheero says:

Service was out today in anderson sc.

Out here in colorado. Hope they fix it soon, this is the ony way that the school can contact me if something happens to my children.