By Outer Banks Voice on July 26, 2018
A damaged cable was to blame for the loss of AT&T Wireless service along the Outer Banks and across northeastern North Carolina for most of Thursday
Service dropped out around 9:30 a.m., impacting voice calls, texting and mobile data. It was restored just before midnight.
Hi. There is currently a known outage. Our technicians our working profusely to restore services. We ask that you please bare with us during this inconvenient time. Thanks. We appreciate you. ^ToyaL
— AT&T Help (@ATTHelp) July 26, 2018
Customer service representatives and a local technician said the outage could last into Friday.
Ann Elsas, a corporate communications manager for AT&T, said a local service provider had a cable that was cut in their network on Thursday, causing the extended outage.
Customers were advised that they can make calls and receive texts by using Wi-Fi services on certain models of phones.
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