10/17/2014 06:57 pm ET Updated Oct 17, 2014

Verizon Wireless Service Goes Down In Parts Of New York City [UPDATED]


Some Verizon customers in New York City were involuntarily taken off the grid on Friday night when the wireless giant experienced an outage in the Big Apple.

Multiple people tweeted about the service interruption:

According to Reuters, the issue hit at least three boroughs, with the company receiving over 700 outage reports as of 5:52pm Eastern Time.

A Verizon spokesman told HuffPost that the company is aware of issues and is looking into it.

UPDATE [8:42pm Eastern Time]: Verizon Wireless has provided the following statement to HuffPost:

At 4:15 p.m. EST this afternoon, we experienced an equipment failure affecting our 1x and 3G voice and data service in parts of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our 4G LTE data service was fully operational. Service for our customers was restored this evening.