Verizon is experiencing a state-wide outage in Virginia (and parts of North Carolina), leaving thousands of sexts unsent (and heinously, unread). There are reports of Verizon calling back ex-employees to work on the problem, which leads us to believe the issue is more than just a cut line.
Verizon Wireless is aware of the issue and our crews are addressing it. We’ll share more information as it becomes available.
Update: After a few hours of downtime, service has been restored for most (if not all) users.