Verizon service outage hits GJ
Verizon Wireless customers swarmed Grand Junction stores Monday after phone and texting services were dead for hours.
A spokesman for the company could not be reached for comment, but a local Verizon worker said the company was having problems with a cell phone tower. Service was thought to be out for only the Grand Junction area. Service was restored by Monday evening.
Verizon service went dead for nearly a day on April 22 for the Western Slope, eastern Utah and southern Wyoming. Spokesman Bob Kelley at that time said the outage was caused by a data glitch.
Some residents reported spotty service throughout the day and dropped calls.
Mesa County, Grand Junction’s fourth-largest employer, uses Verizon service for its 270 cell phones.
County spokeswoman Jessica Peterson said the outage made it difficult to get work done on Monday.
“It’s making my life a little more complicated,” she said.