AT&T logoIf you happen to live in Detroit and are a subscriber of AT&T’s services, were you affected by a reported wide-spread blackout in the metro Detroit area? According to AT&T spokesman Jermaine Spight, AT&T has yet to be able to pinpoint the cause of the blackout, and they are unable to figure out just how widespread this outage is, so the number of users affected is really a guess at best.

Spight did mention that AT&T’s crew has been on the issue on the double since it was reported, and more details ought to be made available by the time 11am rolls around, where information released then should include those who are affected, as well as giving subscribers a notice on just when the service might be restored. The blackout affects only AT&T’s phone service, and not that of other subscribers, and Spight continued, “We have to locate the source of the problem, and that would tell us how many people are affected,” he said. “Right now, it just seems to be the Detroit area. People can still text, go to the Internet and get data services to their devices. Right now it’s just mobile service.”

Guess texting would have to do, and what a way to celebrate SMS’ 20th birthday, no?

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