U.S. Cellular Users Experiencing 911 Outage
If you are a U.S Cellular customer, be aware that the 911 service for you is not working.
Rockford 911 on Facebook is reporting that all U.S. Cellular users are not able to contact 911 on their phone if you happen to be using it in Winnebago County. Here is what the post says.
"UPDATE 1815hrs: Service is still out in Winnebago County. 911 calls placed from US Cellular phones are being rolled over into counties surrounding our area. These agencies are able to transfer your call to Rockford in order to ensure emergency response. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
ATTENTION US CELLULAR CUSTOMERS IN WINNEBAGO AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES: US CELLULAR IS EXPERIENCING A NETWORK OUTAGE AND YOUR 911 SERVICE IS IMPACTED. CALLERS WITHIN THE CITY OF ROCKFORD, WINNEBAGO COUNTY, AND THE SURROUNDING AREA ARE IMPACTED.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO REACH LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES VIA 911:
PLEASE CALL 815 966 2900 FOR CITY OF ROCKFORD
PLEASE CALL 815 282 2600 FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTY"