Alltel phones go down for hours in Central Phoenix, Scottsdale

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PHOENIX -- Alltel experienced a major outage Monday evening, affecting call processing in Central Phoenix as well as Scottsdale.

Alltel cell phone outage in Valley

The outage started at 3pm Monday afternoon. A problem at one of the central call centers was the target of the cause investigation.

Phoenix Fire Department mobile computers were affected by the outage, but the problem did not affect emergency response.

Service seemed to be restored by 8:45pm.