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Baton Rouge EMS reports sporadic 911 outages for AT&T customers

6 years 2 weeks 6 days ago Thursday, March 09 2017 Mar 9, 2017 March 09, 2017 12:58 PM March 09, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

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. 

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