02 "data" outage, Thurs. 6th Dec. 2018

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by lizzieloo, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    There is no thread, has nobody on giffgaff, 02 etc noticed? Are you all connected to WiFi?

    I say "data" because I can't make calls or use texts either.

    I've been on site all day, life is just wrong without the Internet.

    No end in sight for O2 data outage
    A380 likes this.
  2. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I thought it was just the usual O2 shitness until I googled it.
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  3. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    I've never had any trouble with giffgaff before, thought it was my phone.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I have an 02 PAYG phone, so has my daughter, we couldn't call each other but I could call friends at around 3:45. Then I managed a very ropey phone call home to a land line. My daughter finally managed to get a text through around 4pm but I could not respond. All seems to have been good since 4:30.
  5. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    I've still got no service
  6. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Fuck Brexit, this is the real crisis.
  7. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I think it might have resulted in my missing a call this afternoon that I was expecting, though they may just not have made the call.

    I’m more worried about tomorrow morning as I have a phone interview then which I _do_ care about. They say that voice services aren’t affected but I’m not sure I believe that.
  8. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Why has this thread been put in here?
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  9. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    to reflect the seriousness of the situation.
  10. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    I am with giffgaff, which like Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile and Lycamobile, is on the o2 network:

    1 - No mobile internet.

    2 - I can make & receive calls/texts to/from people on other networks.

    3 - I've made urgent calls & left voice-mails for a couple on the o2 network, no replies, I've tried sending texts, but they have failed.

    Apparently it's software bug in 'machines that go bleep' provided by a third party, that is causing problems for other network operators across the world, although I've only seen one in Japan confirm so far.
  11. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    I've just got about twenty texts from my wife. Well the same three texts repeated several times.
  12. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

    also means that london bus real time info is buggered
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  13. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Fishing in the River of Life....

    System down all day since 07:30. I’ve been trying to arrange getting discharged and getting a lift home all day. Eventually got hold of Mrs S. using something called a landline!
    Calamity1971 and cupid_stunt like this.
  14. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse In the area

    Isn't it always?
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  15. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Chinese telecom infrastructure hardware suppliers testing out their ability to sabotage and disable UK networks :hmm:

    Most annoying thing is being unable to contact drug dealers :mad:
    marty21, grit, skyscraper101 and 5 others like this.
  16. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Not as buggered as it is where I live
  17. 2hats


    Apparently down to expired security certificates in some critical access control nodes that switch LTE traffic in the worldwide packet core run by Ericsson on behalf of a number of operators (O2, SoftBank, amongst a few).
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  18. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Ericsson are getting the blame

  19. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese Be who you needed when you were younger

    Or the Russians :hmm:

    Both my personal and work mobiles are O2. Today has been disjointed, to say the least
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  20. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Oh god. Having to return to the dark days of seeking out the most fucked looking guy in the pub / club and saying "How's it going mate...?"
  21. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    Not unless they have taken over Ericsson.
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  22. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Sweden is just a cover for Russia, it's not really there.
  23. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    "Using the Ericsson Blade System MkX platform, the SGSN-MME is capable of meeting the most aggressive traffic growth predictions. It provides superior scalability, supporting up to 36 million users per node and up to 2300 million users when deployed in a pooled configuration."

    That's a bad day for someone if that ever happens.

    It's OK, it's only broken for 30% of Earth.
    equationgirl, A380, Fez909 and 5 others like this.
  24. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I noticed it this morning when I was trying to meet up with my daughter. I had to revert to the old fashioned method of getting out of the car and looking for her.

    Couldn’t post about it on here until later on when I had Wi-fi and the impulse to do so had gone.

    I googled it and discovered that it’s across the whole o2 network, but they claim it’s just data and it’s not!

    I’m surprised no-one had posted about it on here.
  25. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    They probably wanted to, but had no data.
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  26. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Couldn't, no data.
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  27. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    They probably have stuck a load of malware / back doors in the various chips etc that Ericsson buy from Chinese suppliers :hmm:
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  28. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    ^^^ this

    Difficult because me and the mrs are on giffgaff, moved a couple of weeks ago and our home internet was only installed today (but only just activated at teatime) so we’ve been relying on tethering stuff to get online.

    Also had ‘no service’ for most of the day so couldn’t even do calls, problematic when you’ve taken the car in for an MOT and they can’t call you (ended up ringing them from my parent’s landline).

    Must’ve been like this in the blitz or something.
    cheesepig and cupid_stunt like this.
  29. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    This explains why I couldn't send a text this afternoon but not why I received 2 (Tesco mobile).

    Won't affect me this evening as I've left my phone at work :facepalm:
    lizzieloo likes this.
  30. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    Lots of paniced 'I've only just got on Wifi' Whatsapp messages received today!

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