AT&T Wireless Customers Report Network Problems

By FeaturesDow Jones Newswires

AT&T Inc.'s wireless network suffered a widespread failure Wednesday night that prevented some customers from placing or receiving calls.

"We are aware of an issue affecting some users' ability to make certain wireless calls," an AT&T spokesman said. "These users should restart their devices, which should resolve the issue."

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The company didn't detail the failure's root cause or number of people affected. Many customer complaints on social media focused on problems among its iPhone users.

AT&T has more than 90 million wireless subscribers in the U.S., making it the country's No. 2 cellphone carrier behind rival Verizon Communications Inc.

Write to Drew FitzGerald at andrew.fitzgerald@wsj.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

November 15, 2017 20:44 ET (01:44 GMT)