Third widespread outage in 18 months for the UK carrier
British mobile network O2 is experiencing a major service disruption this evening, with users on Twitter reporting trouble using the operator's voice and data network.
We've confirmed that O2 seems to be experiencing issues using a SIM of our own — for us, the data network was dead, while texts and calls were working. Other O2 subscribers...
It's not just you. Users everywhere, including us here at AC, are running into issues downloading and installing apps from Google Play. The problems vary from the crazy 927 error, to the Play Store not responding, to no visual cue but nothing will download.
We expect that Google will have things back up and going shortly. Hang tight guys and gals!
"Proven alternative" to replace problem third-party database
If you're an O2 customer in the UK, you may have noticed the two recent bouts of downtime, which prevented a significant number of O2 customers from using the mobile network. Back in July, a network snafu resulted in one third of O2's customers being unable to use their phones for almost a day. Last Friday a similar glitch took ten...
Last week, O2 in the UK suffered some serious downtime that lasted approximately 24 hours affecting many users of their network. With O2 now back up and running tiptop, O2 is looking to clean up the mess and make good with those affected by the outage by offering some compensation. As noted on their blog and through text messages being sent out, the compensation will work out to three days of...
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