By Sumner Lemon
www.itnews.com (IDG News Service)
November 3, 2009
Operator says its working to resolve the problem as fast as possible
Nearly 1.7 million T-Mobile USA subscribers are affected by a service disruption that hit the mobile operator beginning late Tuesday afternoon.
The company reported a loss "At this time, approximately 5 percent of T-Mobile customers are experiencing service disruptions," the company said in a statement, adding that voice and some data services are affected by the disruption which began at 5:30 p.m., Eastern time.
"Our rapid response team is working continuously to fully resolve this disruption," it said, without offering an estimate for when service will be restored or a reason for the disruption.
T-Mobile had 33.5 million subscribers at the end of the second quarter
Based on that figure, 1.68 million users are affected by the outage