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A Verizon wireless outage is impacting customers along the East Coast on Tuesday, the company said.
“We have confirmed there is a texting outage on the east coast. Our technicians a fully aware we have a ton of customers that are being effected, and we’re working non-stop to get this matter resolved as soon as possible,” the company tweeted.
There was no estimate for repair or how widespread the text outage was.
The texting outage prompted outrage, complaints and frustration from Verizon customers. Customers tweeted their frustration as Verizon customer service worked to address the concerns.
At least one Twitter user created a hashtag for the event: “Let’s start a hashtag movement for @verizon & @VZWSupport to show them that they don’t need to be troubleshooting our phones with us, but rather they need to troubleshoot their network with widespread outages right now. #FixTheVerizonOutage,” a Twitter user identified as Russ Sedam posted.
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