[UPDATE 8:30 p.m. - My 3G is back and calls are working just dandy. Same goes for some friends I know who have AT&T. Looks like things are back to normal.]
[UPDATE 7:02 p.m. - Phones in problem areas are now auto switching over to AT&T's Edge network and it's not showing any 3G coverage where I'm currently at (a few minutes ago I had full bars). If it doesn't auto switch for you, restart your phone or manually turn off the 3G in your settings. It automatically went to Edge for my phone and for a coworker's phone.]
[UPDATE 6:25 p.m. - The AT&T Twitter account, ATTNews, sent Miami Herald online producer and writer Adrian Ruhi the following in a direct message: "There is an equipment issue affecting S. FL wireless calls - data is running normally. Techs are currently working to resolve the issue."]
AT&T customers around South Florida are unable to send or receive calls on its 3G network.
Customers who click on "settings'' and turn off 3G will switch to the AT&T's Edge network -- the slower network -- and should be able to make calls without trouble.
Reports of service problems started after 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Not every AT&T 3G customer was having problems.
"They're still looking into it,'' said AT&T spokeswoman Kelly Starling. "It seems to be an equipment issue.''
Starling, who was in Palm Beach County, said she and others near her have had no problems calling on AT&T phones with 3G.
But reports of problems are coming in from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Frustrated AT&T users in the tri-county area have posted messages on social networks like Twitter and Facebook about not being able to make calls, but users seems to be able to still access the Internet on its 3G network.
From 2006 to 2008, AT&T has invested more than $3 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Florida. This year, AT&T announced plans to invest between $17 billion and $18 billion in its networks worldwide.
Is it working where you are? Post a comment and share what problems -- if any -- you're noticing.