Baton Rouge EMS reports sporadic 911 outages for AT&T customers
BATON ROUGE – Various law enforcement and government agencies across the country are reporting that AT&T customers were briefly unable to call 911 from their cellphones.
A spokesperson for Baton Rouge EMS reported that AT&T cell phone calls were not coming through for about five minutes Wednesday night. EMS discovered the issue after receiving a call through a non-emergency number.
EMS reported sporadic outages for AT&T customers between 10:25-11:15 a.m. Thursday morning. EMS immediately contacted AT&T in both instances.
EMS said that AT&T reported that all issues were resolved at 11:51 a.m. Thursday morning. Emergency officials say residents should call a non-emergency number if they are having issues.
EMS say approximately 80 percent of 911 calls come from cell phones.