Some Orange customers are without data at the moment as a network fault of some sort has knocked out 3G across the country - and the cause isn't known. Orange admits that punters have lost data connectivity, but is struggling to work out how many customers and in what areas. Here at El Reg we've had reports from both ends of …
"In the meantime don't be surprised if your Orange data connection fails: it's not your phone, or your coverage, the whole network is up the spout. ®"
So how are they going to read this article then?
Re: So how...
Same as me; on a desktop PC connected in the office an ADSL link.
Why the thing would not work
"Some Orange customers" Think that could be an error... anyone got data at all anywhere?
Cant connect by T-Mobile or Orange (selecting network) the whole caboodle is down.
Maybe El Reg has not had many reports yet because the entire orange mobile world is cut off at the moment.
@OrangeHelpers will be at its twitter limit in a few more mins.... Why they don't have a network status page is a mystery.
Re: Nothing Nowhere.
Working fine for me in Cambridge
I've just googled everywhere for a blummin status page. They seriously need one. o2 has one and it' always worked fine and is peace of mind.
Anyway.. Location here: Staffordshire
I have had a connection all day in London not roaming to T Mobile either
More to the point..
How could you tell? Even when you have bars, you often don't have backhaul.
(A deliriously happy ex-Orange customer)
Re: More to the point..
Personally I have great Orange signal strength almost everywhere locally.
But like you - I *very* rarely have *any* internet access, let alone 3g access.
(A not soon enough ex-Orange customer)
Erm, while I think of it
If any Orange staffers still have Internet, I think I've sussed it... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/07/sun_solar_flare/
Is it with a touch of irony that underneath this story I see a text advert for 750Mb of data browsing with Orange Business ?...shouldn't that be 0Mb ?
Well, from an Orange (not T-Mo) data perspective, anyway
Orange and Orange-T-Mobile....
Also affecting Spain
A colleague asked me if I was with Orange this morning as he'd lost data connectivity. Just asked and he's still without, so unless he's an isolated case it's affecting parts os Spain too.
I'm with Happy Mobile of Carphone Warehouse which I've been lead to believe uses the Orange infrastructure and still have a data connection.
Re: Also affecting Spain
Talk Mobile is Vodafone.
Reliable, but slow....
In Glasgow here.
Forcing roaming onto T-mobile makes no difference - strong 3G signal on either Orange or T-mobile, no data being passed at all
It's working fine for me in Cambridge. My wife is reporting no data down in Exeter.
Make that Perth to Bristol...
...as there's no data signal up here either.
Make that Aberdeen to Bristol...
I'll raise you a hundred miles, it's down in Aberdeen too.
Thankfully I have wireless access at work.
Re: Make that Aberdeen to Bristol...
I'm in Aberdeen and I seem to be getting a connection at the normal (painfully slow) rate I usually get. Maybe they've ballsed up their network management and are over throttling people at random?
never mind that...
it is the Android 2.3.5 update they rolled out the other day that has ruined my Desire HD :-(
Seems to be down everywhere, I've tried manual setting to t-mobile and orange, still no data works.
Guess private people do a better job than orange at service status ^
Back up in Bristol
Orange T-Mobile working first, straight Orange a few mins later.
Still a bit slow tho as you'd expect, there will be a whole fuck ton of emails being sent by phones right now.
my colleagues (on orange anyway) and I have been wondering whats up, the complete lack of a service status page by Orange (most of the other mobile folk have such a page) and all their customer service personal being busy made finding out a waiting game until The Register posted something.
Question is, while their PR team utilise the solar flares angle?
Down In Birmingham
My data connection has been lost for about an hour now and im in birmingham -I have however just manually searched networks and switched from orange to orange-tmobile and hey presto! I have 3G data available again but still nothing when i switch back to just orange.
Mines still off in Manchester..
Its been erratic for a day or so...
...though I've been OK whenever I've checked today (in London).
...for a few hours in North East England, back up as of a short time ago.
I've flattened my phone back to factory twice today because of this!
If you call the Orange helldesk their BOFH tells you he 'isn't aware of any problems with the network'.
I've run out of expletives and ground my teeth to dust.
tis ok in Sunny Plymouth
working here in Plymouth
Back up in MK!
We'll have to see for how long...
Down in Lancs earlier, but back up now
Cue Rebranding as Nothing Nowhere?
No more Everything Everywhere :)
3G on T'Mobile
GPRS on Orange
may be the reason?
Not sure if its the x-class variety but it sounds like its pretty windy out there,
"Posted in Mobile, 8th March 2012 14:49 GMT
Get 750MB mobile browsing and unlimited texts, when you sign up to Orange Business Solo 25 before 31 March"
I lol'ed ;)
No Orange 3G coverage for me in Birmingham since just after lunchtime, thought the iOS 5.1 update was the cause!
T-Mobile and Orange both gone in and around Warrington, Merseyside and Suthport today, it came back about 40 minutes ago.
Mine was down from about 1pm until just after 3pm in Islington.
So, what's new then?
Been a customer of Orange for a while now and can't honestly say I've noticed any change in service as we don't get 3G out here anyway. 'spose you get what you pay for...
The future's bright......
..............the future's a LEMON.
Roaming on T-Mobile 3G fine here 20 miles North of Bristol
what the title said.
Orange has a 3G network?
That's news to me, and presumably many poor unfortunate Orange customers..
3G has never worked properly for me, so I can't say I've noticed the difference.