Hillsborough AT&T cellular customers needing to report an emergency should call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number at 813-247-8200 until the issue is resolved. "We apologize to those affected", an AT&T spokesman said in a statement.
911 service is restored after a big outage.
Shortly before that, AT&T tweeted that they were working on the issue.
This only affects AT&T customers.
Officials in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties said AT&T wireless customers were unable to make 911 calls Wednesday night, according to a philly.com report.
Emergency authorities nationwide attempted to inform residents of the outage and urged people to directly call police, fire and ambulance dispatch telephone numbers in case of an emergency.
According to reports from officials across the United States, the AT&T 911 call outage affected at least 14 USA states, namely California, Alabama, Colorado, Arkansas, Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Louisiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas, and West Virginia.
The Fayetteville Police Department also reported the issue.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he had spoken with the CEO of AT&T and that FCC staff would track down what caused the outage. Starling did not know when the problem began.
Outages were reported across the country, including by law enforcement in Alabama. According to CNN, the FCC was investigating.