UW Alert Blog

April 20, 2022

UW Advisory Seattle: Verizon network outage

UPDATE at 4:45 p.m.: Verizon service has been restored for Washington state customers, including emergency calls to 9-1-1. Users are advised to restart their phones.

ORIGINAL POST at 3:12 p.m.: Verizon is experiencing a nationwide outage across the country and in the Seattle area. Some calls by Verizon customers, including to 9-1-1, may not go through.

Verizon customers experiencing an emergency can try Text-to-9-1-1, or call from a landline or a phone on another carrier. Please do not call or text 9-1-1 to test the system.

Verizon users can test their voice outage by calling #832.

There is no estimated time for when this issue will be resolved.

Updates will be provided here as available.