O2 3G network down in UK

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  1. KingCathcart macrumors newbie

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    Apparently the O2 3G network is down in the UK so if you can't call out in your iPhone go to Setting > General > Network and turn off 3G.

    Hopefully should be back up later!
     
  2. ChazUK macrumors 603

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  3. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    working fine for me, voice and data
     
  4. KingCathcart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Might be localised to SW London.

    Both myself and a colleague can't call out on 3G and O2 say its because the network is down.

    Evidently not the whole network.
     
  5. pauliphone macrumors regular

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    i'm s.w. london and i've been ok!!! maybe just your office!!
     
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  7. John T macrumors 68020

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  8. Magsec4 macrumors member

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    Apparently O2 has said that *some* of their towers are without power due to a fire at a power substation.
     
  9. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Exaggeration Of The Month. :D
     
  10. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I was having problems yesterday...the phone kept dropping bars down to zero and i'd suddenly find myself on GPRS. It seems to work fine now though
     
  11. ck7ah macrumors newbie

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    i had the same issue yesterday, i live in NW london and around 4pm i had this - full 3G reception but calls kept going voicemail - but when i switched to 2G, it was fine, now i have kept it on 2G to save battery!
     
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  13. icecavern macrumors regular

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    No data in Reading. 3G has 5 bars ( for a change ) but haven't been able to use data all afternoon.
     
  14. wazza12345 macrumors regular

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    Not working for me in the City either. Keep getting:

    "could not activate cellular data network"

    Interestingly if you change your APN settings to mobile.o2.co.uk instead of idata.o2.co.uk it works :D

    give it a try and see if it temporarily fixes it for you ..
     
  15. freep macrumors member

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  16. redrog macrumors 6502

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    aha!

    Not working in Manchester - thought it was something I'd done
     
  17. aldude macrumors member

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    Not working for me in Bristol BS1. But the APN trick here works. Thanks!
     
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  19. f4780y macrumors 6502

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    No 3G data in Glasgow either. Switching APN back to "mobile" works though...
     
  20. icecavern macrumors regular

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    From the O2 twitter feed

    "We're having a problem with Pay Monthly internet access, this will affect MMS too. Sorry - we're working to fix this ASAP."
     
  21. OllyW Moderator

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    Posted from my iPhone over 3G from the Black Country.
    :D
     
  22. John T macrumors 68020

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    Tried to connect to Web via Safari and got message "Could not activate celular data network" Checked 'phone - restart and then complete restore,all to no avail.:mad:

    Phoned O2 and was told that data network was down over large areas of the UK. "Sorry but we've no idea when it will be up and running again." Arrghh :mad:
     
  23. m477h3w macrumors 6502

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    Mine is down as well :mad: Love O2 :D
     
  24. dogg macrumors regular

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    Great tip.

    Cheers!!!
     

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