The Daily Brief….February 22, 2024

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The Daily Brief….February 22, 2024


ROBERTSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – This will be the FORTH installment of the Daily Brief. The Daily Brief will be news reports covering alerts and other news that Smokey Barn News publishes on Social Media throughout the day but not here on our main website. We have received numerous messages from Smokey readers that are not on social media and therefore miss many alerts. If you are not on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (X) then this report is for you. This report (published daily) will mirror all of our social media accounts.  Updates will be added to the Daily Brief throughout the day, just reload this page to see the most current content for Thursday, February 22, 2024. So, if you are not on Social media, Smokey’s Daily Brief will keep you in the loop!

AT&T is in the middle of a fairly significant outage that is affecting service in this area. No timeline on when service will be restored. Customers of major carriers like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Cricket may encounter service disruptions this morning, as reported by, a site monitoring service outages.

The platform recorded a significant increase in complaints, particularly from AT&T users, starting early this morning. Over 30,000 AT&T customers reported an outage around 4:30 a.m. ET, with cell phones losing signals and users unable to make or receive calls, although texting remained functional.

Verizon users, numbering nearly 2,000, also experienced signal issues around 4 a.m. ET, particularly in cities like Tampa, New York, Montreal, and Witchita. T-Mobile users in Los Angeles, Houston, and New York faced similar challenges with their cell phone signals. Apple assured iPhone users that emergency calls could still be made if “SOS” or “SOS only” appeared in the status bar.

The Department of Homeland Security is looking into the AT&T outage, but at the moment we don’t have an official cause. However, most large outages are generally caused by something innocuous, like human/software errors or accidental hardware breaches. It’s important to remember that cellular systems are enormous and complex, and entering uncharted territory technologically so system glitches are inevitable.