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Verizon Issues
updated: May 27, 2014, 8:18 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

No Verizon cell service at all in Santa Ynez near Lake Cachuma. Anyone else having issues? Emailed Verizon but can't even call customer service. The whole network is off.

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 COMMENT 522461P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-27 08:53 AM

I know this is many, many miles away from where you are but the Mesa service area has great coverage right now,


 COMMENT 522472 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-27 09:25 AM

Huge "dead zones" were the reason I changed from Verizon to AT&T years ago, and I've been happy ever since.

And speaking of dead zones, I'm still surprised that there is seemingly NO cell reception in that little valley on Cathedral Oaks Road between Tucker's Grove and the County Fire Department headquarters.


 COMMENT 522473 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-27 09:28 AM

461P: That is super helpful information for someone who lives near Cachuma!


 COMMENT 522476P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-27 09:49 AM

I have Verizon in Solvang & it's strong as ever. It must be an isolated cell site near the lake. Bummer

AT&T is the service that totally bites here in the SY Valley.


 COMMENT 522479 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-27 09:53 AM

Bad service in the same area for me as well. Usually have great service.


 COMMENT 522482 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-27 10:17 AM

476P is right. Verizon service is vastly better in the Valley than AT&T, though still not great in many places. In answer to the OP's question, I live in Santa Ynez and my service here and near Lake Cachuma is the same as always right now, so it might be your phone. That said, the Valley needs more towers and even Sagunto Sreet in Santa Ynez has pretty poor service. Come on Verizon, weren't we supposed to get a new cell tower at SY Airport? Let's get on it!


 COMMENT 522484 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-27 10:26 AM

OP here, service came back at about 9:30 this morning. I normally have great service out here but this was strange in that there was absolutely no service at all. I agree that they need to beef up the signal in the Valley though.


 COMMENT 522495 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-27 11:12 AM

I noticed this morning on my commute that the service (normally I have full 4g almost the entire 154 and most certainly in the Cachuma area (was camping there all weekend) was out. I dropped to 'no service' going past the Cachuma Village area, had to reboot my phone to regain coverage when I got to SB.

My iPhone mounts on my dash for Pandora, NAV, etc.


 COMMENT 522707 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-28 07:38 AM

Odd... I had no ATT cell service Sunday noonish from Los Olivos to just short of Santa Maria. Never encountered a loss of signal before in those areas. Sunspots or ??


 COMMENT 522770 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-28 10:51 AM

We have a landline drop out at several buildings in downtown Santa Barbara. Anyone else experiencing phone lines down?


 COMMENT 522834 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-28 12:25 PM

Yes, my land line calls are not going through in S.B. I just called Verizon on my land line and was told there is a problem that is being worked on now. I live in San Roque and was trying to call downtown.


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