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If you’re an AT&T customer, you’ve likely been affected by the widespread cell outage that left users across the US unable to place calls, text, or access the Internet.

Though the company provided no official reason for the outage, the issue appears to be related to how cellular services hand off calls from one network to the next, a process known as peering, according to CNN.

While Verizon and T-Mobile customers also reported some network outages, they appeared to be less widespread.

The issue began Thursday (February 22) morning. Roughly 11 hours after reports of the outage first emerged, AT&T informed that it had restored service to all affected customers and “sincerely apologized” for the inconvenience.

The company also added that it’s “taking steps to ensure our customers do not experience this again in the future.”

Below, Bored Panda presents 32 memes that creatively capture people's reactions to the situation, ranging from despair to humor.

#1

Verizon Customers Looking Down At The Peasantry

Verizon Customers Looking Down At The Peasantry

Emergency_Lettuce759 Report

#2

Y2K Flashbacks

prob1984 Report

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#4

Service Credit

stevetapernacle Report

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Kylie
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I use cricket which apparently runs on AT&T as my service was out for hours early Thursday, so I'd like that credit as well.

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#5

Boomers Had A Plan All Along

Tim_D88 Report

#6

Going Back In Time To The 90s

twitter.com Report

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#8

A Baseball Teams Joins In On The Fun

A Baseball Teams Joins In On The Fun

TheChicagoDogs Report

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#10

Final Texts

kristy_dots Report

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#11

Six Hours Can Be A Long Time Not To See Insta Stories

angelamaay Report

#12

No Internet = End Of The World

variantpolarize Report

#13

Completely Clueless

Completely Clueless

_bigbam_ Report

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Lotekguy
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like it shorted out when some skinny dude relieved himself on the equipment.

#14

Scrolling Down Your Social Media Feed As The World Burns

KaylaBraxtonWWE Report

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#15

AT&T Users Right Now:

AT&T Users Right Now:

stevemilk Report

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#16

There’s Always A Fitting Scene From The Office

chrissyparadis Report

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TheGoodBoi
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I read people were calling law enforcement to see if it works lol. Don't do that people.

#17

Internet Withdrawal

m0ralh4zard Report

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Lunaofthenest (She/they)
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is why you always have a book & a few episodes of something downloaded! It is wild how fast we all start acting like we're detoxing off hard drugs the minute the internet goes down- myself included.

#18

Tracfone Users Saw It Coming

megoing Report

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#19

Some Thought They Forgot To Pay Their Bills

REALSUGARB0MB Report

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Kylie
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When there's no service, it's usually one of the first things you check isn't it? Even if you have autopay. Luckily I was at work so I still had wifi = )

#20

An Unexpected MVP

_Xins Report

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#21

A New Page Written In Social Media History Books

Pizza__Dad Report

#22

Leaving The World Behind

Leaving The World Behind

QueenBrie7 Report

#23

Do You Have AT&T?

Do You Have AT&T?

unflappedyedi Report

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#24

Confused Screaming

Confused Screaming

Stolenmemesrus Report

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#25

The Good Old Days Of Cingular

The Good Old Days Of Cingular

mCase513 Report

#26

Not An Expert

Not An Expert

kwprime Report

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#27

IT Workers’ Favorite Line

o_line Report

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#28

Kris Jenner Would Never Manage At&t

Kris Jenner Would Never Manage At&t

holapossito Report

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Michael None
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I see a Kardashian I downvote. Let's flush these turds already.

#29

A Gold Mine For Conspiracy Theorists

MemeKINGD0M Report

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#30

A Celebration After The Tragedy

A Celebration After The Tragedy

matt1775725420 Report

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#31

Flocking To X (Twitter)

lisagreeneusa Report

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#32

There’s No Escaping Zoom Meetings

rboger12 Report

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