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AT&T says service restored to most wireless customers

September 25, 2011 | 10:03 am

AT&T officials said only a handful of Southern California wireless customers remained without service Sunday after widespread outages that began Saturday afternoon.

At its height, the outage took out about 1,000 cell towers, said AT&T spokeswoman Georgia Taylor. She did not know the number of customers who had been affected but said service had been restored to most Sunday morning.

The outages appear to have been caused by mechanical problems with switching equipment that routes calls, Taylor said. She did not provide an estimate of when service would be restored to all customers.

"We're throwing everything we have at this and we're working diligently right now to restore everything," she said.


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