The network glitch affected customers in the Augusta and Athens area, but there is no way to quantify the number of customers who experienced the problem, said Sue Sperry, a spokeswoman for the company. There was an error in the electronic equipment that relays information to AT& T cellular phones, which resulted in delayed times and dates displayed on cellular devices. Some customers reported that their phone times were delayed by more than an hour.
The issue was first reported earlier today, but all phones should be automatically reset at this time, Sperry said.
"We ask customers to please power cycle the device if it has not reset," Sperry said. "We apologize for the inconvenience this caused."