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Rumored: Alltel outage in Minnesota

I neither live in Minnesota nor have Alltel, so I have no way to verify this. It appears, though, that Alltel’s network has been out in Minnesota for quite some time. You can still send and receive text messages, and even receive calls. The problem, apparently, is outgoing calls. A couple of people wrote into Consumerist to describe and verify the problem. The mainstream media has yet to pick up on this, which is strange, because they seem to love reporting outages. So I’m not quite sure how widespread this is.

The information, fourth-hand by the time you’re reading it here, originates with customer service. So unless we”re getting some telephone effects, this one has teeth. Once I see it somewhere else, I’ll update the post.