Verizon Wireless said on Thursday that it had resolved
an issue with its 4G wireless network overnight.
The company did not give any details about the problem
but said phone call and text message services were not
disrupted for high-speed fourth generation (4G)
customers and that its older third generation (3G)
service was operating normally.
"4GLTE issue resolved overnight. 3G operated normally;
calling, texting were unaffected," read verizon's
message on Twitter.
This is the third time within December Verizon's
customers suffer from a network outage. On December 8
some Verizon customers were unable to access the
Internet on their wireless devices for about 24 hours.
The company had to fix another data service problem on
Staying with Verizon, the company today introduced a $2
fee for every payment subscribers make over the phone
or online with their credit cards.
The company says this "convenience fee" will be
introduced Jan. 15.
The fee won't apply to electronic check payments or to
automatic credit card payments set up through Verizon's
AutoPay system. Paying by credit card in a Verizon
store will also be free, as will mailing a check.