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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:22 pm

Verbatim: 911 may need repetition or landlines

The Journal Gazette

The Allen County Office of Homeland Security issued this news release today:

A significant number of Verizon Wireless customers are experiencing intermittent service and an unstable network at this time across the United States and in particular, the Great Lakes Region which includes Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. We are experiencing these unstable conditions in Allen County, IN as well.

Primarily this is affecting the cellular 4G LTE Services Network with voice and texting services. Verizon engineers are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it.

In the event a person needs to call 911 for an emergency and your call is dropped or does not go through, try again -- several times if necessary or use a traditional “land-line” if one is available.