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Thousands of AT&T wireless customers without service

September 24, 2011 |  9:50 pm

Thousands of Los Angeles-area AT&T wireless customers were without service Saturday night after hundreds of the company’s cell towers went down, according to the company and media broadcast reports.

"Los Angeles area AT&T customers may have issues with wireless service,” the company said in a Twitter statement. “We are working now to resolve. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Customers complained to the company that they were having trouble making and receiving calls. But it was not clear how widespread the problem is.

Company officials told KCBS and KCAL-TV that about 1,000 cellphone towers were out of service and that the problems were not expected to be fixed until 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

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