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[qi:___3g] Updated: A tipster just pinged me to let us know that AT&T is having some real problems with its wireless network on the east coast of the United States.  I have emailed the company. A company spokesman just emailed and let us know that that […]

[qi:___3g] Updated: A tipster just pinged me to let us know that AT&T is having some real problems with its wireless network on the east coast of the United States.  I have emailed the company. A company spokesman just emailed and let us know that that here was an issue earlier that had been resolved earlier, this afternoon. If you are one of those who has been impacted, let us know.

AT&T’s explanation of the outage doesn’t quite tell the story: “Due to an equipment issue earlier today, some AT&T wireless customers may have experienced difficulty making or receiving voice calls on their wireless devices in parts of New York City and in Northern New Jersey. AT&T technicians resolved the issue earlier this afternoon, and service is running normally. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.”

Update #2: AT&T let’s us know that the problems are continuing.

AT&T technicians are working to address an equipment issue that has resulted in intermittent delays for some customers in making or receiving voice calls on their wireless device in parts of New York City and in northern New Jersey.  We will provide additional information as it becomes available.  We apologize for any inconvenience to customers. Service was initially restored around 1 p.m. ET, but additional issues with the equipment occurred around 4 p.m. ET.

We are going to try and find out what really has happened. Stay tuned!

  1. I’m not exactly on the east coast, but AT&T is working fine in Nashville, TN.

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  2. I was getting less bars in more places this morning, but seems back to normal. It was odd because I was in locations were I usually get strong signal but was showing none.
    This is with an iPhone 3G in NJ.

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  3. Oh, I thought its an issue with iPhone. I called up my brother who is on AT&T too and he was unable to hear me. I was able to hear him.

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  4. Brandon Schenz Thursday, August 20, 2009

    Not specifically today, but I have had intermittent problems in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio for almost two weeks. Seems to be a problem with their 3G coverage, or overlap or something like that. A friend here at work pointed out that if you turn off the 3G network on the iPhone, then everything starts working again (albeit alot slower on the Edge network).

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  5. Staten Island outage I think. I can’t hear call call recipient but they can hear me. WTF

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  6. it’s working for me all day & i’m on 53rd & Broadway off of Times Sq. – which was, last I checked, still pretty East Coast-y

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    1. Staten Island , NY here and no service .. went to a nearby center and they said someone fell into a hole and “fried”. their words not mine .. its 5 pm and no service. As this is my only telephone service it really is an issue

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  7. Works for me in Virginia. EDGE is its normal shitty self. Cell Phone works.

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  8. i’m located in denville, nj, and i’ve been having problems all day. when i make a call, the call goes through, but i can’t hear it ring, nor can i hear the person answering on the other end. when i receive a call, i can hear the caller, but they can’t hear me. very frustrating!

    hasn’t been fixed yet — still happening, and i’ve re-booted the phone numerous times.

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    1. Also got me in Morris County NJ this AM. Called AT&T 611 — no knowledge. Went to Apple store — they knew and said turn off 3G — “fixed voice” but killed data … seems better now. Would like to know what the hiccup was.

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  9. No I live in south been slower than dial up! me think big brother is fishing for something @ least in south.

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