Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Amazon Web Services are down with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon
The day the internet broke: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Amazon Web Services are all down, as well as the web on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon cellphones
- Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T crashed around 11:30 a.m. ET on Monday
- Users could still make calls and text, but their mobile internet went down
- About ten minutes later at 11:39 a.m., Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp shut down
- They remained broken at 1:49 p.m., over 2 hours later
- Early reports indicate that this is an issue with DNS – the domain name system that directs people to websites
- Entries for Facebook and Instagram were removed from DNS on Monday morning shortly before the outage
Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T – all major US cellular services – are currently down, leaving tens of thousands of users around the world without internet service.
The trio’s outages began around 11:30 a.m. ET, with most customers citing issues with mobile internet.
However, reports from Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Amazon Web Services have also flooded the web.
Users say their smartphones work on WiFi, but cannot connect to the internet using cellular data.
Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T – all major cellular services – are currently down, leaving tens of thousands of users worldwide without service
All outages are centered in major US cities including New York, Los Angles, California and Dallas Texas, while those in the UK and parts of Europe are also experiencing issues.
Down Detector, an online service that monitors outages, shows that reports for each of the cellular networks began to kick in just minutes after all of Facebook’s apps crashed.
Some speculate that the outages are connected, but none of the companies have confirmed.