PSA: AT&T is down right now for a lot of people [Update]
Updated October 16, 2018: Last night, AT&T confirmed to news outlets in Dallas that service had been restored to customers around 10:30 PM. According to AT&T, "Our technicians have restored service for internet customers in the Dallas area after service was interrupted by a fire at one of our facilities earlier today.
Have AT&T for your phone service and/or home internet? If so, there's a good chance you're experiencing some connectivity issues right now.
Numerous subscribers have taken to Twitter to complain about phone and internet service outages for the carrier, and per the AT&T Cares Twitter account, the trouble is due to a fire at one of its facilities in Dallas, Texas.
Hello! Damage caused by a fire at one of our facilities may be affecting internet services for some of our customers in the Dallas area. We are working to restore service as quickly as possible. ^LaceyEHello! Damage caused by a fire at one of our facilities may be affecting internet services for some of our customers in the Dallas area. We are working to restore service as quickly as possible. ^LaceyE— AT&T Help (@ATTHelp) October 15, 2018October 15, 2018
Along with Texas being hit with outages, Down Detector also shows problems in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and more.
On top of phone and internet service being out, AT&T's support numbers and websites to report outages are also failing to load for some users.
Once AT&T gets all of this resolved, we'll update our article accordingly.
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I’m surprised something like this would cause such a widespread outage. I figured there would be more regional redundancies in place.
I live about 80 miles from there and I've had no problems at all. I'm actually on Cricket Wireless but they are owned by AT&T and use their network.
Also on Cricket with no issues. But EVERYbody in our neighborhood and surrounding areas has been out of their home internet all day because of this.
I work for Dallas County and I was told that our services were down because it's been flooding here and AT@T power runs underground so it had been severally wet, but this is also crazy