The T-mobile network was on Tuesday hit with a widespread voice and data service outage Tuesday affecting subscribers across the country.

 T-Mobile, Bellevue in Washington sent the following statement to Channelweb.com late Tuesday:

We're making good progress restoring voice and messaging service to affected customers. At this time, approximately 5 percent of T-Mobile customers are experiencing service disruptions. Issues began at approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. Our rapid response team is working continuously to fully resolve this disruption. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused our customers.