Twitter is absolutely abuzz about Verizon's LTE network at the moment, but not because it's blazingly fast or convenient for on-the-go web browsing. No, Twitter is currently blowing up because it seems that 4G is down for most (if not all) VZW subscribers. For many 4G users, 3G is also having issues, likely a side-effect caused by Verizon's 4G devices. Adding to the flood of tweets, reader J Weissman has also confirmed the outage, tipping us just moments ago.


Known Verizon insider black_man_x has chimed in too, adding that Verizon's call centers are swamped at the moment.


This echoes a thread on Reddit by Vzw_insider, who also explains that Verizon currently has no ETA for repair completion. The user has, however, promised to update the thread as the night goes on.

While this is certainly an inconvenience, it sounds as though Verizon Wireless has begun working on the issue with high priority, and I don't doubt that service will be restored soon.

Liam Spradlin
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  • Jason Frasier

    Verizon 4G LTE, not ready for prime time. Let's hope the other carriers will get LTE right.

    • tehsusenoh

      I respectfully disagree. If the primetime you are referring to is the iPhone, then you'd be wrong. The iPhone doesn't have LTE. There shouldn't be any difference in LTE activation today.

      • Jason Frasier

        what in the world are you talking about? who said anything about the iphone? I am talking specifically about Verizon and their 4G LTE network which seems to be plagued by problems.

        • tehsusenoh

          Such as? The network has been up for quite a while now. And it certainly is better than any other "4"g service around.

        • Nocturnhabeo

          what if there was a crashed server that wiped out more than they realized it would... they have been providing reliable service to me for almost a year. I don't think that means they aren't ready for prime time it merely means that they ran into a problem that did far more damage than was foreseen.

  • Jason Frasier
    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I personally have this issue on the Tbolt. I can sit in one spot (outside, Millbrae Caltrain station in the Bay Area) and watch 3G appear and disappear. 4G is even worse.

      • Tyler Oleszczuk

        I haven't had this problem with the tbolt, and the only time I do is when I turn it on or reset it because of the sound, my tbolt's sound doesn't work some times and that sucks when watching a youtube vid or listening to music, but my 4g is down and 3g ain't on either, and I am in Baltimore, MD

  • jmotyka

    Im in detroit and my LTE is down here too!!!

    • aj

      Same here. I have WiFi but its slower than LTE.

  • DIndy

    I use the 4g service on verizon while on the road through all of Ohio and Indianapolis and works great around all of the greater metros including small cities. Still getting 3g but 4g down in Indianapolis. Verizon will get it fixed, they can't afford not to. Not as bad as RIM this week and in the past.

  • Brent

    4G working fine in the Quad Cities

  • Randy A

    4G in Cincinnati has been fine for me all night.

  • http://twitter.com/aslack12 Austin

    3G is still working great here in Kalamazoo. I assume 4G is still working as well.

  • Nix

    My 4G in Charlotte is working just fine

  • Deltaechoe

    Sigh, this explains why I couldn't play wow without d/cing like crazy yesterday. I'm switching in between 3g and a dead 4g, turning off my LTE radio now...reminds me of what happened when i first got my thunderbolt all those months ago

  • Jazam2010

    I guess everyone's services are blacking out. First BBM, then iCloud, now Verizon's 3G/4G.....

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Hey, so today being on Verizon feels like being on Sprint. Oh, I went there.

    • Nocturnhabeo

      hahaha that was why I originally switched though I have had 0 problems up until now with 4g

    • Andres Lassalle

      I just switched from Sprint to Verizon 3 days ago.. I already regret it.. My phone looses connection every minute

  • Jacob

    4G is working fine in Minneapolis.

  • Hardin

    I've been in atlanta this evening and am back in huntsville and have had no problem with 4 g in either city.

  • Hardin

    as for the complaint about problems with 4 g on verizon, I travel the southeast regularly and love 4G. I have issues with my thunderbolt but the LTE service from verizon has been great.

  • Nigel

    it sure wasn't for me!!! in St. Paul and MPLS it kept going off 1x.....sucked!

  • C. Thunder

    4G is down in ann arbor...then agn, its damn near always down w this droid Bionic. Since sept 8 it goes from 4g to 3g to 1x and back agn. Nexus prime is on deck. Bio going back in the box.

  • djembeman

    4G came back in Colorado Springs for a little bit last night, but woke up this morning to no data connection at all. Not even 1X service this morning. 6:16 am MDT.

  • Austin

    Never had any problems with 4G or 3G in the Dallas, TX area. Been running nice and speedy.

  • ninxie

    Is 4GLTE still down in Pasadena,CA?
    My phone displays 1X service and super slow.

  • thegoldenbuzzard

    lg cosmos 2 is doing just fine.. I'm glad I have a flip phone