T-Mobile reports 'voice and data issue' affecting several states

Team Magenta is a little red-faced right now as it admits to an outage affecting customers around the country.

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

June 15, 2020

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T-Mobile reports 'voice and data issue' affecting several states

T-Mobile is doing the most uncarrier thing ever right now – dropping its customers' calls all over the place.

The carrier is experiencing an outage, as noted by customers in several states and confirmed by a report in The Wall Street Journal.

T-Mobile's President of Technology, Neville Ray, acknowledged a "voice and data issue" affecting customers "around the country" on Twitter. No more details have been disclosed at this time.

The problem appears to be contained to T-Mobile, but other carrier consumers are complaining online that calls aren't getting through. With one major carrier out of service in several states, it's likely that calls and messages aren't making it, which adds to the confusion.

The Verge and several other news outlets, citing the website Down Detector, which crowd sources self-reported network issues, are reporting T-Mobile isn't the only carrier having trouble. Despite these allegations, AT&T emailed Light Reading to say its network is operating normally. Verizon has told other outlets the same thing.

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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