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Old 06 December 2018, 10:49 AM
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Angry Anyone on O2 for mobile? Its f**ked today

As per title really. Pretty annoying!

https://status.o2.co.uk/

The o2 website states data loss only, but im unable to call, text or use data! And neither is my wife. Fortunately ive got a workphone on Vodafone that I can use to keep going...but its not on really..... particularly as I can't contact my wife (and visa versa) whilst she's at home with our little baby.

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-12-06/...hone-blackout/

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10...s-o2-gone-down
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Old 06 December 2018, 11:14 AM
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You know for many,many years, people didn`t have mobiles, and the world kept turning,
Chill out, its only a mobile phone, it will all be fine tomorrow, so you can get ya fix then.
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Old 06 December 2018, 11:23 AM
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its not about the data loss mate, couldn't give a monkeys about that. But not being able to call/text when you've got a poorly wife at home looking after your 3 month old isn't the best.....

As an update though, about 5 mins ago calling/texting capability has returned. Just no data now.
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Old 06 December 2018, 12:35 PM
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Can't you use data to call nowadays if call isn't available
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Originally Posted by dpb View Post
Can't you use data to call nowadays if call isn't available
Yes you can. But not sure you've read the original post..... the main problem is data services are down. So no 3G/4G available. WIFI is okay, but no mobile data.
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Originally Posted by Ste333 View Post
As per title really. Pretty annoying!

https://status.o2.co.uk/

The o2 website states data loss only, but im unable to call, text or use data! And neither is my wife. Fortunately ive got a workphone on Vodafone that I can use to keep going...but its not on really..... particularly as I can't contact my wife (and visa versa) whilst she's at home with our little baby.

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-12-06/...hone-blackout/

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10...s-o2-gone-down
I'm with O2.
I haven't had any problems with calls or texts.
Do you not have wifi available?
Call her on WhatsApp if you do
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
I'm with O2.
I haven't had any problems with calls or texts.
Do you not have wifi available?
Call her on WhatsApp if you do
Calls and texts seem to have fixed themselves now. But were out this morning. There's WIFI at my work, but not a system I can sign into with my personal phone. Data still down. We can get by now, but I feel sorry for anyone who was relying on their phone internet for anything. Looks like a lot of transport services are out of action as well for communications as they rely on the o2 data network.
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Skynet's starting to take over
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Old 06 December 2018, 01:29 PM
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Just goes to show how reliant we actually are on technology, mobile networks, home wifi networks/broadband
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
Just goes to show how reliant we actually are on technology, mobile networks, home wifi networks/broadband
even more so when u get home and the electric goes off in the street

luckily my dinner was 99% ready and fire was lit. Still bored to tears for a couple of hours there.
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Is there an option to download 2g. Iím sure thatís still about.
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Originally Posted by CharlySkunkWeed View Post
even more so when u get home and the electric goes off in the street

luckily my dinner was 99% ready and fire was lit. Still bored to tears for a couple of hours there.
It is **** when the power goes off, you can do **** all, and your wife/girlfriend most likely wants to talk - lots.
Then your mobile goes dead, and that's it - game over
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Mine died. Slightly inconvenient

Wifi still worked

I Don’t use phone to pay for stuff (due to battery, drop it and it dies or simply gets nicked), so this is the only real reason I could see someone getting screwed (Unless NFC payment can use WiFi).

If the outage caused you so much stress I would seriously consider going on a digital detox; I usually go on one when I break mine (which is fairly often ).
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IPhone doesn't need internet at all to pay .
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