March 12, 2019 / 2:02 PM / 14 days ago

UPDATE 1-Verizon restores text service after East Coast outage

(Adds details of text outage fix)

March 12 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it had fixed the issue that caused a widespread text outage on the East Coast of the United States for a few hours.

"We experienced an issue impacting texting services for some customers this morning. Our engineers were able to identify and resolve the issue quickly. Service is now fully restored," Verizon said.

The outage affected a number of users who jumped on Twitter to complain. (Reporting by Sayanti Chakraborty in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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