Yesterday we heard that AT&T customers in Tampa, Florida and some other nearby locations were suffering a complete reception outage, we can now confirm that this had nothing to do with the iPhone 4 reception issues, in fact road workers are to blame.
Apparently a main AT&T cable was accidental cut during recent road construction work, this caused an outage for both iPhone and all other AT&T wireless devices in the surrounding areas.
The good news is that later on that day service was restored, and an AT&T representative revealed this statement “We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused customers”.
I must admit when I first heard of the outage I was quick to blame the iPhone 4 etc, it is kind of nice to hear that the issue was not the carrier or handset manufacturer fault.
Were you affected by the outage? If so, is everything back to normal now?
Also See: Major AT&T service outage on Mar 29