The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE nationwide data network crashed, taking all of the company’s 4G devices with it. One tweet explained that Verizon Wireless was aware that the LTE network was out. Later in the day we were told through another tweet that Verizon Wireless engineers were working to solve the problem. Finally, late in the day, Verizon again tweeted, this time to let the world know that it had found the problem and would try to fix it. Let’s face it. In this day of reasonably modern network management, it’s impossible that Verizon Wireless would be unaware of the outage within a few minutes of when it happened. The problem now, of course, is that speculation is running rampant. On one forum the speculation was that terrorists had hacked into Verizon Wireless, shut down the 4G and had stolen everyone’s phone numbers. One forum user thought maybe Verizon Wireless forgot to plug in the 4G computer.
Company says it has found the cause, plans to restore access market-by-market
The mysterious 4G LTE service outage in the US by Verizon Wireless remains unexplained, but company says that it has identified the cause and is on way to restoring the service market-by-market.
Users of the HTC Thunderbolt and other wireless data cards woke to a high speed broadband outage on 27 April. The new 4G LTE service had gone down to 2G speeds on Verizon's 1X CDMA network. In a Twitter message, the company said, "We're aware of an issue with 4G LTE connections & our network engineers are working to resolve quickly.
Verizon's 4G network was completely crippled all across the country. It was impossible to activate any new 4G phones.
Samsung, the manufacturer of the Droid Charge, is none too happy that Verizon's high-speed network went dark at the same time as the phone's launch. Samsung had poured a lot of money into advertising campaigns for the phone.
The Droid Charge is the first 4G device to carry Verizon's ultra powerful "Droid" name, and it's seen as a critical step in the carrier's 4G repertoire.