AT&T Cell Customers 911 Call Ability Restored

UPDATED | March 8, 2017 9:30 PM

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – AT&T cell phone users across the country and North Texas experienced issues getting thru to 911 for several hours Wednesday night.

AT&T tweeted at 9:30 p.m. the issue had been resolved.

The FCC says it will investigate what went wrong.

Earlier in the evening, the Chairman of the FCC commented on the problem on Twitter.

Reports of issues mostly originated from much of Texas, New York, Chicago, Orlando and Los Angeles.

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Local police departments had been tweeting out their non-emergency numbers for people to call in the meantime.

An AT&T spokesperson released this statement earlier Wednesday evening.

We are aware of a service issue affecting some calls to 911 for wireless customers and we’re working to resolve it as quickly as possible.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

AT&T also tweeted this:


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