Phone trouble plagues cities across Michigan

Cities, counties say they're experiencing network problems, not sure when service will be restored

Published On: Oct 24 2012 10:37:49 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2012 02:42:16 PM EDT
PONTIAC, Mich. -

Authorities in Michigan are reporting scattered problems with phone service around the state.

In West Michigan, police in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming reported problems with incoming and outgoing calls. MLive.com reports 911 service was working.
AnnArbor.com reports non-emergency phone service at City of Ann Arbor offices was down Wednesday morning. Employees couldn't make or receive calls. Non-emergency service was affected at a Washtenaw County dispatch center, which handles dispatching for Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and Ypsilanti.
Phone problems also were reported in Midland and St. Clair counties.
Oakland County government had been experiencing trouble with local incoming and outgoing phone calls because its carrier is experiencing a network problem in their system. The county released an update at about 2:30 p.m. saying service had been restored.

Royal Oak City Government offices are experiencing a network outage with the service provider. All incoming and outgoing phone calls are unable to be routed through the telephone system. The system will be down for an undetermined amount of time and every effort is being taken to find out how long it will be until service is restored.

The city's 911 service is completely functional and you are encouraged to call 911 for emergencies only.