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Verizon Wireless outage knocks out 4G LTE for some, 3G still 'works' (update: fixed)

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If your Droid or other Verizon 4G LTE-yoked cell, dongle or MiFi isn't pulling down any high speed data then don't worry, at least you're in good company. Judging by our stuffed tips inbox and assortment of Thunderbolts, Rezounds and RAZRs, the current Verizon outage on its fastest data connection is quite widespread. The company's official statement (included after the break) indicates engineers are currently trying to resolve the issue which cropped up in the last 24 hours, and reminds users the company's voice services and 3G network are still working fine -- if you can call downloads maxing out at just a couple of megabits per second working. A similar outage popped up back in April, and while there's no word on what exactly is behind the issue, we hope this one is resolved even more quickly. Until then, keep an eye on the @VZWSupport Twitter account for updates while we try to keep from letting this collapse of modern technology drag us all the way back into the dark ages of 1xRTT.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

Update: Per an @VZWSupport tweet (and a quick glance at our in-house Thunderbolt) LTE is back online, so all is well in the Big Red universe once again.

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Verizon Wireless engineers have been working to resolve an issue with 4GLTE service that is affecting some customers' 4G devices. 3G data and voice devices are unaffected. All customers' voice calls and text messages continue to go through. In the past 24 hours, some 4GLTE 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.

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