What's wrong with O2?

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magpie215

2,322 posts

125 months

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Skynet has become self aware.

Tycho

9,955 posts

209 months

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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

303 posts

150 months

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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

935 posts

84 months

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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

400 posts

60 months

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It's like being in the year 2002 all over again!
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Shnozz

20,023 posts

207 months

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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

5,338 posts

54 months

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Stop being council and get a decent network.

Joey Ramone

1,964 posts

61 months

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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

9,931 posts

86 months

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UK and Japan affected.

FurtiveFreddy

7,688 posts

173 months

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Some of the comments on the Giffgaff forum are hilarious.

Anyone would think WW3 had just been declared.

BrabusMog

12,677 posts

122 months

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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

843 posts

124 months

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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

6,569 posts

74 months

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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

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125 months

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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

7,688 posts

173 months

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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

507 posts

58 months

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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

95 posts

30 months

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It looks as though voice calls have gone now as well..

WyrleyD

935 posts

84 months

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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

7,688 posts

173 months

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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

1,108 posts

128 months

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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 ******!!!!