Cell phone service restored in Sumter County and surrounding area

Published: May. 27, 2015 at 1:24 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2015 at 1:25 PM EDT
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SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Cell phone service has been restored to customers throughout Sumter County and the surrounding region who lost service Wednesday morning.

Braden Bunch with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office says leaders of several agencies throughout the county looked into the outage and contacted carriers. Bunch returned the call to WIS via his cell phone.

"Verizon Wireless experienced an interruption in service for some customers last night," said a statement from Verizon. "Our engineers and vendor partners were able to identify and resolve the issue promptly and service was restored by 6:30 AM ET this morning."

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