What's wrong with O2?

What's wrong with O2?

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magpie215

2,505 posts

133 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Skynet has become self aware.

Tycho

10,115 posts

217 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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james_tigerwoods said:
Seems odd that this is a global fault - You'd have thought an upgrade would be done on a region-by-region basis...
It really is nuts that you could possibly have a global issue like this. I'd have thought that there is enough separation between networks to not allow this. The only kind of thing I can think of that is not malicious could be a date/time issue with Ericsson kit in the base programming that could affect a number of separate networks. If it was a software upgrade I wouldn't have thought that all countries would do it at the same time.

Harpoon

506 posts

158 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Just out of a meeting and noticed my personal phone says no service at all. Turned airplane mode on/off but still no service.

ST postcode

WyrleyD

1,089 posts

92 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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I have GiffGaff too and the 'phone is OK but no data service and Waze won't work either as it just says searching for network.

campionissimo

452 posts

68 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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It's like being in the year 2002 all over again!

Shnozz

20,646 posts

215 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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WyrleyD said:
I have GiffGaff too and the 'phone is OK but no data service and Waze won't work either as it just says searching for network.
Giff Gaff here too. No mobile data, no phone either. Even the WiFi is dropping in and out which seems very odd. You realise just how cut off you are, particularly when its a business day.

ApOrbital

6,080 posts

62 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Stop being council and get a decent network.

Joey Ramone

1,992 posts

69 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Now everyone on 02 is finding out what it's like being an O2 customer living or working in Oxford

Trevatanus

10,146 posts

94 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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UK and Japan affected.

FurtiveFreddy

8,015 posts

181 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Some of the comments on the Giffgaff forum are hilarious.

Anyone would think WW3 had just been declared.

BrabusMog

14,430 posts

130 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Does anyone have any idea of when they will restore services, or is it like asking how long a piece of string is?

Last Visit

947 posts

132 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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FurtiveFreddy said:
Some of the comments on the Giffgaff forum are hilarious.

Anyone would think WW3 had just been declared.
Same on Twitter with discussion threads on it going into meltdown. Loads of demands for compensation.....

thebraketester

7,840 posts

82 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Just cost me £300 in loss of earning. Small fry to what it’s cost globally I am sure.

Currently sat in Vodafone getting a new sim....

Jonnny

28,839 posts

133 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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BrabusMog said:
Does anyone have any idea of when they will restore services, or is it like asking how long a piece of string is?
Yep, O2 say no idea on a timescale.

Pretty mental how much we rely on it.

I hope the emergency services have roaming networks, or don't use O2..!

FurtiveFreddy

8,015 posts

181 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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BrabusMog said:
Does anyone have any idea of when they will restore services, or is it like asking how long a piece of string is?
About 3ft

wombleh

670 posts

66 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Joey Ramone said:
Now everyone on 02 is finding out what it's like being an O2 customer living or working in Oxford
I live just up the road and never noticed a problem with reception in Oxford, sure it's not a local thing?

This could be very bad for O2, it's not just data but voice has gone too here which means no 999 access.

g7orge

136 posts

38 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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It looks as though voice calls have gone now as well..

WyrleyD

1,089 posts

92 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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thebraketester said:
Just cost me £300 in loss of earning. Small fry to what it’s cost globally I am sure.

Currently sat in Vodafone getting a new sim....
Yes, I've just taken out a deal with EE, they gave me £4 a month off their already discounted deal to go with them.

FurtiveFreddy

8,015 posts

181 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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wombleh said:
I live just up the road and never noticed a problem with reception in Oxford, sure it's not a local thing?

This could be very bad for O2, it's not just data but voice has gone too here which means no 999 access.
999 calls are not affected

Four Litre

1,150 posts

136 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Jonnny said:
BrabusMog said:
Does anyone have any idea of when they will restore services, or is it like asking how long a piece of string is?
Yep, O2 say no idea on a timescale.

Pretty mental how much we rely on it.

I hope the emergency services have roaming networks, or don't use O2..!
Hopped in the car this morning and heard on news that O2 data was down. My first though was 'and why is this news!'

30 mins later, parked at station, walking towards train and attempted to pay my daily car park on my app as per every day........ ahhhhh ******!!!!