AT&T hit with wireless outages

September 4, 2008 11:26:09 AM PDT
AT&T's wireless data service went down, affecting all phones that use the provider for data messages. Users, starting in the Northeast, reported problems with both EDGE and 3G data services starting at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Voice calls were still possible, but Web surfing and e-mail were not.

Most of the outage reports came from iPhone users, although it affected a variety of phones served by AT&T for wireless data.

Users on various online forums reported outages across the Northeast, although the outage was not limited to that area.

AT&T said the problem was fixed in the afternoon and service restored.

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