Yes, Verizon’s Data Network is Experiencing (Nationwide?) Outages Again; New Radios for Galaxy Nexus Leak in the Meantime

If you woke up to your phone this morning hoping to turn WiFi off and leave the house with some sort of data connection and you’ve found that you don’t that, don’t panic.

Verizon’s network appears to be experiencing another round of outages and this time it seems to be affecting users on a national scale with reports from many different coasts and corners of the nation pouring in. And this time it seems that data period is down, not just 4G LTE. I shut my WiFi down this morning just to test and I, too, can’t seem to grab a data network to cling onto.

One user on Verizon’s support forums has claimed to have heard from a Verizon rep that the outage affects all 4G phones, though we can’t be too sure if this is truly the case. If any of you have some 3G-only phones please let us know if you have a data connection of any sort.We’re in contact with Verizon to see what they’re officially saying on this.

Oh, and as for you brand new Galaxy Nexus users? Well, the radios from the latest update that are supposed to help data signal strength have leaked, but I guess now’s not a good time to test those. Once the network is back up and rolling be sure to set your sights on XDA for those goods. [Outage: Verizon via; Galaxy Nexus Radios: XDA via]

[Update]: It appears we have a few different things going on. 3G-only device users seem to be unaffected. Some 4G device users are reporting having 3G but no 4G, while other 4G device users (including me) are seeing no data at all.

We’re not sure if the extent of these problems depend on which region you’re in or if it comes down to which phone you have – or both – but we at least know that 4G device users are primarily affected. Be sure to call customer service and alert them of the outage – the more reports they get the faster they’ll move, folks.

[Update 2]: I and many others who were initially without both 3G are beginning to see 3G data but 4G connectivity still seems to be out.

[Update 3]: And down goes 3G again. Can you say “rollercoaster?”

[Update 4]: Many are reporting that their 4G connectivity is back to normal. (I am seeing the same on my end.) That was excruciating, wasn’t it? Fingers crossed that we’re in the clear from here on out

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  • jmiranda3983

    my droid 3 without 4g service is working fine with data right now in north jersey

  • TimTheK

    no 3g or 4g in suburbs of Philly.

    • Nick Carl

      Same, neither outside Philly

    • TimTheK

      3G is back up. Still no sign of that 4th G in the Philly area….

      EDIT: and down goes Frazier… Or rather 3G. Back to WiFi I go.

      • TimTheK

        3G is working on my Galaxy Nexus, but only if I set it to CDMA only. If I set it to LTE/CDMA then I get no data.

  • Derick Bailey

    I’m getting 3G data just fine, in Waco, TX.

  • Quentyn Kennemer

    Hmmm so it does seem to be affecting 4G phones primarily. 4G phones can’t even get 3G connectivity, certainly the most weird outage yet.

    • Cliff Wynne

      same type of outage that happened last week where the 4g phones couldnt switch over to 3g….

  • Defenestratus

    This is getting ridiculous. Two outages in as many weeks.

    Nothing in Orlando. No 4G, no 3G

    • Lavoisier1794

      Woke up this morning in Des Moines, IA. My 4g lg revolution. with 1x only. Just got 3g back. Wife’s blackberry works fine. 4g mifi says ita in 3g but isn’t working. Ever notice the outages seem related to phone launch datea. First one was just before the Charge launch, second was around the supposed original galaxy nexus/droid 4 launch, and this one before droid 4’s supposed new launch date. If this delays the droid 4, my wife going to be mad.

      • Lavoisier1794

        Sorry for the typos. miss hard keyboard. revolition keyboard sucks.

  • Kyle DeVaney

    3G is fine in Atlanta on my Galaxy Nexus.  4G is Down.

    • vikingsfan77

      I’ve got my 4g and I’m just in Chattanooga….  ????

  • todd kaczmarek

    My wifes 3G phone working fine, My 4G Razr is phone and text only Washington DC

  • JWellington

    Galaxy Nexus failing to connect to 4G, connects to 3G in NYC

  • moopuna

    had service last night but now this morning no 3G or 4G on my  Galaxy Nexus in Baltimore

  • jcpicard

    My 3G Incredible is working fine in Tampa, FL.

  • Jim Jordan

    In Northern VA on Droid X. Connected to 3G just fine.

    • Tomato88

      I’m in Northern VA, and my Nexus can only connect to 3G at the moment.

  • BMiller23

    I wasn’t getting anything (no 3g or 4g) when I woke up this morning. Just got 3g signal back around 7:30 EST here in Tampa, FL. Still no 4g…

    • Brian Johnston


  • MooseCat

    3G works in central Jersey, 4G is a negative though.

  • Billy Ross

    No 4G in San Antonio, TX

  • Jason Smith

    no data in Indy, sad

  • Luke Grissom

    I just finally started getting 3G on my Bionic here in Norfolk area of Virginia (only if I have CDMA only selected, though).  4G is still out.

  • emanuell

    Yeah I just got the nexus no internet but my gf has the Droid x and she has 3g net

  • michaelg3130

    I flashed the new radios prior to the outage and didn’t see any change in signal, but maybe they were having problems with the network at that time. Hopefully there is a fix on the way. The Nexus radio is terrible!

    • PC_Tool

      New radio last night…not affected so far by this outage.  Radio seems to be at least the same in that I am not experiencing drop calls or data-hangs.  I ran a few speedtests, and they were better, but that could be purely congestion-related.

  • Moses Escalante

    I thought this was the “nation’s fastest, MOST RELIABLE network”?

    • John

      it is when this crap isn’t going on

    • sc0rch3d

      maybe the flood of RAZRs and Nexi on the market was too much for the network. good news – go android! bad news – we’re screwed.

    • Bob G

      I’d take any dropped calls over AT&T vs. VZW’s consistent data outages….especially in today’s world where more people use data than make phone calls.

  • Mark McCormack

    I was out this morning – back now (3G).

    • ckeegan

      and it’s off again, at least for me.

  • Bigge

    No data for my razr in Erie pa but my coworker og droid has 3g

  • BigWormBigPerm

    3G/4G doesn’t work when I set it on LTE/CDMA but if I put it on CDMA only 3G works on Galaxy Nexus… Northern NJ here

  • TimTheK


  • ddevito

    No data Orange County, NY (appx 60 mi north of NYC). Seems to be only affecting LTE devices. We have 3G aircards and they seem okay.

  • Raj Bhatt

    No 3g or 4g in the Phoenix area.

  • mike

    Getting 3g only on my razr in Portland or.

  • Jeralmac

    Both 3G and 4G out in Rochester, MN this morning, but 3G just popped in while typing this. Still no 4G

    • PC_Tool

      That sucks.  Working just north of ya. 

      …wonder what the heck is causing this?

      • Jeralmac

        My guess is they’re having problems with their 700mhz spectrum……

  • Sniper Dude

     3G working in Thumb of MI… but LTE was not for a few hours this morning… restarting the phone got both working…  Note this also was necessary on my 4G internet provider that also uses LTE…. Not so sure this was just Verizon LTE…

  • Charles Malpass

    Only 1x here on my Thunderbolt in Richmond, VA.  Co-workers iDevices have 3G though.

  • Dandapani

    Posting this using 3G.

  • Josh Martin

    Galaxy Nexus… No 3G in Iowa! :(

  • polarbehr76

    no problems on my droid x in lower alabama

  • Todd Wilkinson

    3G only in Columbus, Ohio

  • Mike Reid

    at time of posting I can get 3G on my Galaxy Nexus when I have it switched to CDMA, when I tried LTE there was no connection at all – Fairfax VA

  • Susan Luf

    My GNex and boyfriend’s Charge have no 3g or 4g but the coworkers iPhone has its 3g coverage. (Cleveland, OH, reporting in!)

    • Robert Manser

      Im in between Warren and Youngstown Ohio which is only about 40 minutes from you and we have service 3g/LTE.

  • Luis Gonzalez

    San Antonio, TX coming in and out of 3G (killing my battery) was on 1x most of the morning.  No 4G in sight, as of yet.

  • TouchdownMSU07

    No data on my Galaxy Nexus in metro Detroit.  My fiancee has a Droid X and has 3G.  As I post this, 3G appears to have come back!

    I was using wifi to browse the Android Market and all of a sudden my phone dialed a number (I think it was *22853, but it doesn’t show up in the call log) and it said it was programming the phone.  It ended but I still didn’t get a data connection back after turning off wifi.  Switching to CDMA only seems to have allowed a 3G connection, but when I turned on LTE / CDMA I lose all data connection.

    • PC_Tool


      The Sim-card auto-activates when the network is available.  There have been reports on XDA and elsewhere that *228 will do nothing but score you a trip to your local VZW for a new SIM card.

      • TouchdownMSU07

        Thanks.  I did actually read that somewhere a couple of weeks ago.  I didn’t do anything, the phone did it itself when I was browsing the Android Market using Wifi.  

        • PC_Tool

          Bizarre.  Never seen a phone do that on it’s own…much less one that should not be doing it. 

          Hopefully you get your 4G back soon.  :)

          • TouchdownMSU07

            It is very strange.  I haven’t either.  I was wondering if anyone else noticed it happening or if it was unique to me.  I hope that I don’t have to get a new sim as a result, what a hassle.

    • smithers85

      i had a similar experiece with my nexus calling “*22899″

      • TouchdownMSU07

        Okay.  Mine probably called that number too, I saw the *228 but couldn’t remember the last two digits.  Glad I’m not the only one that had this happen.

  • Rad Stevens

    No 4g no 3g Galaxy Nexus Milwaukee Wi

  • chris2vic

    I have been having minor 3G problems in Omaha, Ne. Don’t know if this is related.

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    No problems for me in Illinois.

  • karrie minor

    No data connection for 4g devices in Green Bay, WI. I have a Droid Charge and I do not get 3g or 4g. Though standing next to someone with an old 3g device and theirs works fine. Called Verizon and got a recorded message that people with 4g devices in my area are having issues and they are working on it, and that I should ONLY stay on the line if I have other issues that are unrelated. 

  • Giorgio Lance Groves

    3G is back up in the Indianapolis area but still no 4G

  • Robert Manser

    Wow for once Ohio seems to have data during an outage LOL. Evertime there was an outage my girlfriend LG Revolution worked just fine but my Rezound and Thunderbolt would be dataless.

  • MattyWalnuts

    no data since 6:30am in NYC…boooo

  • PC_Tool

    Playing Pandora over 4G here in Minnesota.

  • Andrew Hill

    Blazing Fast 4G in Boston!

  • Benjamin Ptak

    I got nothin here in Chicago.  3G/4G completely out – Galaxy Nexus.

  • Luke Grissom

    I just finally started getting 3G on my Bionic here in Norfolk area of Virginia (only if I have CDMA only selected, though).  4G is still out.

  • evildoerplatypus

    Intermittent 3G on bionic, but it’s very intermittent. No 4g. Salt Lake City

    ETA: 4g back up for me … 7:10 MST

  • Oldskool76

    works fine in tulsa,ok

  • Christopher Hoey

    Has anyone experienced their Nexus magically dialing *2233 on its own over and over during this outage? It was very creepy and I had no idea what was going on. Been without any service until 8am where 3G seems to be working but 4G still is out.

    • LucasMonroe

      I had this happen to me yesterday.

    • rals

      Yeah, mine starting doing *2289…I immediately shut down the phone and restarted it. 

    • theGseries

      The weird thing is the signal varies phone to phone. Co-workers phone is pictured left, mine is on the right. 

  • yewslus

    No 4G in Hackensack NJ, 3G was bouncing for an hour or two but seems to have stabilized in the last 30 minutes.

  • Todd Wilkinson

    Screaming fast 4G now on again in Central Ohio

  • Mickey Kopanski

    I have NO data at all here in Las Vegas. Won’t connect to 3G or 4G… 

  • Benjamin Ptak

    REPOST – 3G JUST came in for me in Chicago on my Galaxy Nexus.  I’ve had my phone in CDMA only mode since about 5:30am CST.  Just got data services in 3G now.

  • David

    Fascinate working fine in Chicago.

  • CoolBreeze_777

    GNex. Tampa,Fl. No 4G at all. Just 3G.

  • tgousetis

    my 3G has been perfect on my iPhone 4s all day so far.

  • skraggy

    3G has been working all morning in Chicago on my Incredible. No outages for me and I’ve been using 3G for the past 2 hours or so.

  • http://phandroid Eric

    In tinton falls NJ at first I thought my 3g data was down as well once I turned my wifi off. Magically my 3g popped on. Unfortunately, there’s no 4g lte here yet.

  • erikd887

    i have the galaxy nexus in nyc and i only have 3g. no 4gt since last night

  • Cliff Wynne

    not a good look Verizon not a good look at all….

  • emanuell

    I live in Worcester ma and I just got my 4g back at 9:24

  • emanuell

    Galaxy nexus

  • YamiYaiba

    4G working fine in Knoxville, TN

  • DarthEnzo

    9:25 am in Simpsonville, SC. No LTE visible on my Galaxy Nexus, but 3G is working fine.

  • davefinn

    I am in San Diego and I have 4G, showing -83 dBm and 45 asu right now.

    edit… I have been having bad signal levels on my Gnex but this is the strongest signal I have seen since getting the phone.

  • dcyamaha

    no 3g or 4g here in northern virginia.  my bosses blackberry (3g) has no data either. voice does work.

    • Jeremy Graves

      Also in DC area, no 4g on my Charge.  3g was down until recently; works if I change to CDMA only.

  • cubbey

    OG Droid Inc working just fine, but my other half’s Droid RAZR is in and out of both 3G and 4G.  St. Louis Missouri.

    • Kevin Cox

      Same here. Incredible was working and the Nexus was not. Pretty sad when I had to tether the Nexus to the Incredible to get data. Haha. All is good now.

  • allday28

    Getting 13 down and 8 up right now. Im usually higher to around 17 to 20 down on average..

  • http://Blah Gogators1974

    Hahahahahha Verizon is nations most reliable service.. Lol

  • MikeRoorda

    In Boston today on the GNex, had 4g earlier but looks like I’m on 3g now. That said ive been bouncing between the two quite a bit (common new radio update!) So its difficult to tell if 4g is out here or its jus doing its normal skitzo thing.

  • Mark Seven

    I lost my data connection around 2-3am and just got my 3G to work this morning after turning off my phone and restarting it.  Don’t know about 4G yet ‘cuz I don’t get it at work unless I go outside somewhere. Plus it’s rainy and dreary outside… I’m sure that’s not helping the situation either.

    • Mark Seven

      Btw, I’m in Central PA…

  • bvoak

    1X only on my Rezound here in San Diego all morning…

  • erikd887

    i have 4g working on my gnex in nyc. lets hope it stays working

  • Robert Manser

    Im in Youngstown Ohio and have great LTE at least for now I do.

  • Ryan

    My rezound has been pulling data down all day on 4g no problem. Virginia.

  • tom

    Just lost 3g no LTE at all but what’s 4g I own a bionic?!?!?

  • bob

    I got nothin… Not even voice. Gnex / bakersfield ca

  • vikingsfan77

    4g and 3g were out here on my nexus, but just came back up, should be getting back up everywhere soon(I’m in Chattanooga, TN.)

  • smithers85

    4g restored in madison, wisconsin. galaxy nexus

  • Cowql8er

    Everything is hunky dory in upstate South Carolina.

  • PhishyKris

    Nexus is out but Pantech Modem works just fine. WTF?!  grrrrr

  • newdiedewdie

    works in DC.

  • Frankenbike

    I can’t tell when there’s a data outtage. I live in West LA, where I can’t even get 3g reliably under the best circumstances. It’s wifi only in my house, baby.

  • Luis Gonzalez

    OK, just restarted for giggles, and I now have stable, always on 4G in San Antonio, TX.  Luckily I had my charger at work, my battery is almost gone from the 3G flipping on and off.

  • beenyweenies

    Working again in SF Bay Area.

    Oddly, my data speed over 4G almost doubled after it came back. I normally get about 15Mbps because I live on the coast far away from the city, but now I’m consistently getting 25Mbps at home.

  • Daniel Lucier

    On Galaxy Nexus, switching to Network Mode from from LTE/CDMA to just CDMA seemed to help me. We don’t get much 4G LTE in Vermont yet anyway.