FCC Calls Hours-Long T-Mobile Service Outage ‘Unacceptable’

The "voice and text wireless issue" left customers, including 911 operators, with widespread problems.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the U.S. communications regulator said T-Mobile’s nationwide, hours-long outage Monday was “unacceptable” and that the Federal Communications Commission will investigate. T-Mobile, one of the country’s three largest cellphone service providers, said it had a “voice and text wireless issue” that began around noon EDT Monday. The company said at 1 a.m. Tuesday that all problems had been resolved. The company blamed an internet-traffic issue that caused problems with…

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