CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

Verizon Wireless Reports Outage Repaired

View Comments
cell phone tower
mattroush Matt Roush
Matt Roush joined WWJ Newsradio 950 in September 2001 to spearhead the...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

DETROIT (WWJ) – Verizon Wireless phone users were shut down in parts of the Detroit metro area Friday, but the cell phone carrier says the problem is now resolved.

Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Michelle Gilbert says voice service went down in Detroit and surrounding suburbs for about an hour. Data services still worked.

She said service was restored by about 2:30 p.m.

WWJ Newsradio 950 listeners reported problems reaching Verizon wireless phones in Detroit, South Lyon, Sterling Heights, Dearborn and Allen Park.

Gilbert said the problem was “a hardware issue at our switch,” where Verizon’s cell sites feed calls into the wired telephone network.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus