AT&T outages reported across Chicago and the Midwest

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An AT&T cellphone store is seen in Springfield, Virginia, October 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Customers using AT&T for phone and Internet reported widespread outages across Chicago and the Midwest Friday starting around 3 p.m. and going into the evening, according to the website DownDetector.

In addition to Chicago, customers in St. Louis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati also reported issues like receiving a “Call Failed” message or a recording when they tried to make phone calls, or Internet simply not working.

Outages in the Chicago area seem to have peaked around 8 p.m. The number of people registering issues on the website Outage Report seems to have peaked around that time as well.

Replies from AT&T’s customer service (@ATTCares) seem to confirm outages are occurring in the area.