Verizon reports texting service repaired after East Coast outage

Verizon posted on its official customer service Twitter that it had confirmed a widespread "texting outage."

(Gray News) - Verizon Wireless is reporting service is restored for users who could not send and receive texts Tuesday.

Verizon posted on its official customer service Twitter that users should restart their phones if they are still having functionality issues. Customers of the telecommunications giant living along the East Coast experienced issues with text messaging starting around 8 a.m. ET.

It earlier confirmed the widespread outage through Twitter, in response to dozens of customer comments.

"Our technicians a fully aware we have a ton of customers that are being (affected), and we're working non-stop to get this matter resolved as soon as possible," a service representative tweeted.

The website Down Detector showed outages from Boston to south Florida and as far inland as Alabama and Illinois on its outage map.

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