Dec, 21 2011

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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