Cricket Wireless hit with extended service outage across the U.S. [Update]

Update: It seems that Cricket has restored service to its customers. A Cricket spokesperson contacted us with the following statement:

"Service has been fully restored for Cricket customers. Technicians worked around the clock to resolve the issue and service is currently running normally. We apologize for this inconvenience."

Original story: Cricket Wireless is currently experiencing a major outage across the United States, leaving customers unable to use the prepaid carrier's service. As noted by ZDNet, the outage appears to have started for some as early as 1:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, June 3, and continues as of this writing.

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Cricket customers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to express their frustration:

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Aside from its acknowledgement, Cricket has said little about the outage. We'll be sure to let you know if things change.

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