O2 a bit broken for more than half a day...

o2logo_mediacentre O2 has gone mad. Or something. No one’s sure, especially not O2. What we ARE sure about is that tens of thousands of O2 customers have lost their voice and data services and there’s no sign of it ending as we write this at 1.30am on Thursday (seriously, don’t ask).

The problems began at lunchtime on Wednesday, but O2 say the glitch is nothing to do with any particular geographical region. Additionally, GiffGaff and Tesco Mobile users (who also use O2’s network) are affected.

Here’s the latest waffle/flannel from O2:

"We can confirm that the problem with our mobile service is due to a fault with one of our network systems, which has meant some mobile phone numbers are not registering correctly on our network.

"As a result, some customers are having difficulty making or receiving calls, sending texts or using data.

"We, and our central supplier, have deployed all possible resources and are working through the night to restore service as soon as possible. We apologise again to customers affected and will provide further updates as soon as we can"

We’re blaming it on mice, Tetra Paks and/or Tony Blair…

UPDATE: O2 are saying that their 2G network has now been restored and that they are working on putting their 3G network back to normal. Customers should follow their blog or their Twitter feed for more info.


  • tony r.
    we have 4 mobiles phones in family and various friends also, we are still waiting for network to be up and running, as from wedensday mid afternoon this problem arose, all phones are down.
  • Mike M.
    Sucks to be you
  • Willywonka`s O.
    I blame G4S ....As they could not get their shit together in time
  • Chester
    Back up for me now
  • samuri
    looks like andy (notice the unimportant small "a" ) has lost his wank sock and is up late wating for foxes
  • Doley S.
    So, whats the deal with compensation? My phone was out of the game from yesterday lunchtime until this morning. How am I supposed to get on Wonga.com when my iphone isn't working?
  • DragonChris
    I personally didn't have any problems - I'm on PAYG, but everyone in my house who has a contract was out of action. Not the end of the world.
  • Dosser
    I couldn't get on farmville. I want compo.
  • Willywonka`s O.
    I could not access porn...I want ........
  • Dick
    I have an O2 PAYG mobile and so does my wife. I had no problems and neither did my wife. I was able to make phone calls and so was my wife. I was able to receive phone calls and so was my wife. So everyone can fuck off with their complaining. And so can my wife.
  • Mustapha A.
    Can i phuck your complaining wife then? I leave her clean and happy.

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