Cell phone troubles plague LA-area AT&T customers

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? It’s been a day of missed, dropped and failed calls for AT&T wireless customers in Southern California, and the night may be the same.

A recorded message for AT&T cell phone customers and the company’s official Twitter account Saturday said Los Angeles-area customers are having difficulty making or receiving calls because of technical troubles.

It was not immediately clear how widespread the problem was or how many customers were affected, but users complaining about their lack of service made AT&T one of Twitter’s top trending topics.

Company officials told KCBS and KCAL-TV that about 1,000 cell phone towers were out of service and the problems were not expected to be fixed until 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Messages left with AT&T representatives by The Associated Press were not immediately returned.