Verizon Wireless blamed a nationwide 4G LTE service outage on a "technical issue," which it has now resolved, and not a moment too soon. Some Verizon 4G LTE device owners have been without access to the high-speed network since Tuesday, dropping down to 3G and in some cases being demoted all the way down to 2G. That's hardly the way Verizon had hoped to celebrate its one-year anniversary of its 4G LTE network.
"Verizon Wireless engineers have been working to resolve an issue with 4G LTE service that is affecting some customers’ 4G devices," VZW said in a statement, according to CNet. "3G data and voice devices are unaffected. All customers’ voice calls and text messages continue to go through. In the past 24 hours, some 4G LTE customers have reported their devices are operating on 3G data service where they would normally get 4G. Some have reported no issues, others that data access is either intermittent or unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible."
Resolution came early Thursday morning.
"Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service has returned to normal after the company's network operations team resolved a technical issue," VZW announced via Twitter.
Verizon didn't elaborate on the technical issue. Maybe a pack of grizzly bears ran amok in VZW's server farm, or perhaps someone tripped over the 4G LTE power cord. Whatever it is that happened, this isn't the first time there's been a major outage on Verizon's 4G LTE network. A similar outage occurred back in April of this year.