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A map at the website downdetector.ca shows the extent of the Bell service outage on November 9, 2019 based on customer reports. (Map: downdetector.ca)

UPDATE

As of 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, customers are reporting that cellular and other services have been restored.

A widespread outage on Bells network is affecting customers across Ontario on Saturday morning (November 9).

The outage is affecting cellular service, including Bell Mobility and other providers such as Telus, Koodoo, and Virgin that use the Bell infrastructure. Bell internet service and Bell Fibe TV are also affected.

There are reports that debit is unavailable at many businesses, meaning they can accept cash only. There are also reports some ATMs are down.

All the outage reports are being reported by customers of the services, as Bell has not issued an official statement on the outage, and calls to Bell customer support are not being answered.

Bells primary and support Twitter accounts issued the following tweet at 9:55 a.m. on Saturday morning which does not acknowledge the apparent extent of the outage:

Some Bell wireless, Internet and TV customers in the GTA may be experiencing service disruptions. We are working as quickly as possible to restore full services.
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