Verizon customers report data outages
Users nationwide are seeing spotty 3G and 4G service just weeks after an earlier outage.
Investors are shrugging off the situation. Verizon shares were down only 26 cents -- less than 1% -- Wednesday morning to $38.95.
The company told Bloomberg that users began reporting no 4G access and sporadic 3G service early Wednesday, and its Twitter support page has been very busy responding to complaints. Tech site The Verge says a Verizon support rep confirmed the outage but wasn't allowed to discuss it.
Users were still able to make calls and send messages, and some said they had no data problems at all.
But others filled Verizon's user forums with reports of down service. No 4G in Alabama, Virginia, Arizona and California's Bay Area. No 3G or 4G in other areas. "I'm getting very tired of this," one user wrote.
It's been a rough month for Verizon. On Dec. 7, users reported problems with the company's 4G service, and Verizon acknowledged the issue. The next day, Verizon said service returned to normal after its network operations team resolved a technical issue.
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