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AT&T down: Which networks are down and what does it mean as iPhones stuck in SOS mode

AT&T down: Which networks are down and what does it mean as iPhones stuck in SOS mode

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile customers are among those who woke up this morning to a huge network outage in the US leaving iPhones stuck in SOS mode

Emergency services have reported residents being unable to contact them due to the outages

Mobile phone users across the US have woken up to disruption this morning as several major carriers have gone down.

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and other network providers have all been impacted in a network outage that has impacted people from California to South Carolina. Providers did not immediately share a reason behind the network outages, leading many to worry that it could have been part of a larger cyberattack on the US.

According to Downdetector, AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, AT&T’s FirstNet, T-Mobile, and smaller carriers such as Boost Mobile and Straight Talk all went down shortly before 5am Eastern Time (EST). There was s spike in reported outages between 4am and 5am EST, with AT&T outage reports peaking at 31,931 at around 4.30am.

READ MORE: AT&T down and iPhone users stuck in SOS mode in major outage – updates

Users have reported AT&T is down across the country

Many took to Twitter to share their frustrations with the situation and to try and find out more about what was happening. iPhone users reported their phones being stuck in SOS mode as a result of the outage. iPhones enter SOS mode when they lose cellular connection, allowing users to still make SOS calls or texts to emergency services on models from the iPhone 13 onwards.

With little information from providers and a whole host of speculation online, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about the network outages across the US below.

Which networks are down?

According to Downdetector some of the biggest mobile network providers in the US were impacted in the outage. This includes AT&T, Verizon, Cricket wireless and T-Mobile.

Verizon users have also been impacted(Getty Images)

Smaller networks such as Consumer Cellular, Boost Mobile, US Cellular, Straight Talk and AT&T’s FirstNet network for first responders.

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