O2 UK Suffers Network Outage

UK wireless carrier has confirmed that it suffered a network outage on Thursday. O2 customers began experiencing issues on Thursday morning. At 8 p.m., the company said it was still working on a fix for the remaining affected customers, but the company has yet to detail what caused the outage or how widespread the issue is. The company's website simply states that some customers are experiencing difficulty using their mobile phone. Pocket-Lint reports that some customers are having issues with data while others have bigger problems. 

O2 suffered a major outage in the summer of 2012, and again in October of that same year. The latter incident left millions of customers without service, though O2 did not offer compensation to users affected by the outage (previous outages have seen the company offer customers discounts on their subscription) Not too long after the October outage, O2 promised to spent £10 million on network stability. 

Hopefully O2 will offer some explanation as to what went wrong on Thursday. Stay tuned. We'll keep you posted.

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  • Naomi Allergro
    That is why I left O2 some years ago, they were bad then and they seem to have got even worse.
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  • Naomi Allergro
    That is why I left O2 some years ago, they were bad then and they seem to have got even worse.
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  • infernocy
    O2 the so called best coverage provider in the uk . I will change the tittle to The best coverage provider in the uk when our network actually works .. i left O2 one month ago and joined giffgaff , less than half the price and pay monthly , so no contract and the funny thing is that giffgaff runs on O2 network and i didnt have an issue on the day it happened ..
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