SAN DIEGO - Some Verizon Wireless customers were unable to make calls on their phones Friday afternoon in San Diego and throughout Southern California, and company officials said they were working to resolve the problem.
The outage began around 1 p.m. and extended from San Diego up to Santa Barbara, including Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, along with parts of the Inland Empire, according to the website DownDetector.com.
Many customers took to social media, some using the hashtag #VerizonOutage, to spread news of the outage.
Meanwhile, Verizon confirmed the outage later in the afternoon.
"Verizon is currently experiencing a service disruption affecting voice service in parts of Los Angeles and San Diego and surrounding communities," company spokeswoman Heidi Flato said in an emailed statement. "Technicians are on site and working to resolve (the problem) as quickly as possible."
Flato did not specify a cause or a number of affected customers.
Shortly before 7 p.m., many Verizon customers say their ability to make voice calls returned.