AT&T Data Outages Hit Midwest, AT&T Says Nothing

Rick in Chicago wrote to us this morning to let us know that he hasn’t been able to access AT&T’s 3G network all day. So far, AT&T has told him nothing, nor have they made an announcement: “text messaging still seems to work, so they could send out a text message to let people know ,” he IMs us. He got confirmation that it was the network and not his company-issued phone from his company’s tech department. This blog says it’s 3G and Edge, while this blog says its UMTS that’s down and disabling Treos and Blackberries.

Rick points out, “My problem is that AT&T isn’t communicating anything—I would be strung up at work if I handled major outages this way.”

(Thanks to Rick!)