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Cell service out for thousands across the American Southeast

Engadget logo Engadget 8/5/2015 Andrew Tarantola

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Cellular service appears to be down across every major provider throughout Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky with Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville being the hardest hit. According to the website Down Detector, more than 10,000 AT&T, 1000 Verizon, 7,000 T-Mobile and 300 Sprint customers are without internet or phone access. None of the affected companies have disclosed the reason for the outage yet, though they all have already issued vague statements about how they're working on the issue.

Verizon issues the following statement after fielding numerous complaints on its Twitter account:

A connectivity issue is causing a service interruption in our market. Our engineers are aware of this issue and are working with our vendor partners to resolve this issue quickly. At present we do not have an estimated time of resolution.

As did T-Mobile:




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