What To Do When Apple App Store, iTunes Store or Mac App Store Go Down

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Sometimes the Apple App Store, iTunes Store or the Mac App Store will go down for many users. This happened recently and Apple acknowledged the outage on their System Status site. So what should Apple users do if this happens? iPhone and iPad users will see the problem when they open the App Store on their iPhone […]

Gmail Back Up to Full Strength, Affected More Users Than Expected

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Gmail suffered a prolonged service outage yesterday, with tons of users reporting that they weren’t getting any email, and that sent emails were getting delayed — sometimes for over two hours. Google has since fixed the issue, and they announced today that the issue was caused by a “dual network failure,” which “is a very […]

iMessage Fails Again with Outage Also Affecting FaceTime

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Apple’s iMessage service continues to show signs of spotty or intermittent service after an outage earlier this week that lasted for a few hours. Today, some users continued to experience problems with the service and took to Twitter to complain. At first, despite many issues and many isolated reports of outages, Apple didn’t acknowledge the outage. Here’s […]

Virgin Mobile USA Service Restored After Lengthy Outage

Virgin Mobile USA Service Restored After Lengthy Outage

Yesterday, Virgin Mobile USA’s network pulled a Verizon and went down for customers across the United States. Both data and texting were unavailable for many subscribers as  the carrier worked to fix the issue. Well it did, in fact, fix the issue but it probably took a lot longer than many had hoped for. About […]

Virgin Mobile USA Experiencing Nationwide Outage

Virgin Mobile USA Experiencing National Data and Text Outage

Virgin Mobile USA has confirmed that its network is currently experiencing a national outage that is affecting both data and text in the United States. The carrier doesn’t say exactly what the issue is but it has said that its engineers are currently hard at work trying to resolve the outage that customers are currently […]

Verizon Showing Transparency Regarding 4G LTE Network Outages


Set back by a number of recent 4G LTE outages that is marring Verizon Wireless’ reputation as ‘America’s Most Reliable Network’–per the company’s previous marketing campaigns surrounding its 3G network–the carrier has finally gone on record to explain what is happening, what it is doing to prevent the problems in the future, and what it’s […]

Keep 3G During the Next Verizon 4G LTE Outage

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Verizon’s 4G LTE network was down yesterday, for the third time this month. These increasingly common network outages have left 4G LTE smartphone users stranded without any data connectivity on their high-end smartphones. For business users, this means lost money and lost productivity. For the average user, this means no Facebook, no email and no […]

Outages: Is Verizon 4G Starting to Look Like BlackBerry


Verizon’s 4G LTE network is awesome when it works, yielding fast uploads and even faster download speeds. However, since the network launched, there have been periods of small intermittent outages at night and a few instances of longer outages that last for hours. Whatever the cause(s) of these outages, Verizon Wireless has in the past […]

HTC ThunderBolt Still Stuck on 1x? How to Get 4G Back


Yesterday there was a nationwide 4G outage that left many HTC ThunderBolt owners without both 4G and 3G connections. While we still don’t know what has caused the widespread failure, Verizon has confirmed to GottaBeMobile that the Nationwide 4G LTE network is back up and running. Several of our writers found their ThunderBolts had connected […]

Verizon 4G LTE Network Down Nationwide, Verizon Engineers Hard at Work

Verizon 4G Outage Speeds

Verizon’s speedy 4G LTE Network decided it needed a day of rest before the Droid Charge arrives tomorrow as the second 4G LTE smartphone on Verizon’s speedy network. The Verizon 4G network went down late last night taking with it 3G connectivity for Thunderbolt users who have been booted back to slow 1x speeds. The […]