BlackBerry outage spreads across U.S., affecting millions of users

Millions of users around the U.S. remain without service. CNN reports an 'extremely critical issue' on the BlackBerry network caused the outage.
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Millions of users around the U.S. remain without service. CNN reports an 'extremely critical issue' on the BlackBerry network caused the outage.

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