Feeds

back to article Orange 3G data network goes titsup

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 …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.
WTF?

So how...

"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?

0
2
Anonymous Coward

Re: So how...

Same as me; on a desktop PC connected in the office an ADSL link.

3
0
Silver badge

That's

Why the thing would not work

0
0
FAIL

Nothing Nowhere.

"Some Orange customers" Think that could be an error... anyone got data at all anywhere?

3
0
Anonymous Coward

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.

3
0

Re: Nothing Nowhere.

Working fine for me in Cambridge

0
0
FAIL

Agreed.

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

1
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: Agreed.

I have had a connection all day in London not roaming to T Mobile either

0
0
Anonymous Coward

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)

4
0
Anonymous Coward

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)

0
0
Mushroom

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/

1
0
FAIL

Related advertsing

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 ?

2
0
Happy

Swindon ok

Well, from an Orange (not T-Mo) data perspective, anyway

0
0
Unhappy

MK screwed

Orange and Orange-T-Mobile....

0
0
Anonymous Coward

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.

0
0

Re: Also affecting Spain

Talk Mobile is Vodafone.

Reliable, but slow....

0
0
Anonymous Coward

everbody everywhere

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

0
0

It's working fine for me in Cambridge. My wife is reporting no data down in Exeter.

0
0

Make that Perth to Bristol...

...as there's no data signal up here either.

0
0

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.

0
0
Silver badge
Unhappy

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?

0
0
Thumb Down

never mind that...

it is the Android 2.3.5 update they rolled out the other day that has ruined my Desire HD :-(

0
0
IT Angle

It's down

Seems to be down everywhere, I've tried manual setting to t-mobile and orange, still no data works.

http://orangeservicestatus.co.uk/

Guess private people do a better job than orange at service status ^

0
0
Go

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.

0
0
Alien

Orange status?

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.

Cheers :-)

Question is, while their PR team utilise the solar flares angle?

0
0
Meh

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.

0
0
FAIL

Mines still off in Manchester..

0
0
FAIL

Its been erratic for a day or so...

...though I've been OK whenever I've checked today (in London).

0
0

Been down...

...for a few hours in North East England, back up as of a short time ago.

0
0
WTF?

B*STIDS!

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.

0
0
Happy

tis ok in Sunny Plymouth

working here in Plymouth

0
0

Back up in MK!

We'll have to see for how long...

0
0
Thumb Up

Down in Lancs earlier, but back up now

N/T

0
0
Anonymous Coward

Cue Rebranding as Nothing Nowhere?

No more Everything Everywhere :)

2
0

Newbury

3G on T'Mobile

GPRS on Orange

in Newbury

0
0

Solar Storm...

may be the reason?

Not sure if its the x-class variety but it sounds like its pretty windy out there,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17295337

0
0
Facepalm

"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 ;)

0
0
Thumb Down

No Orange 3G coverage for me in Birmingham since just after lunchtime, thought the iOS 5.1 update was the cause!

0
0
Anonymous Coward

Yuuup

T-Mobile and Orange both gone in and around Warrington, Merseyside and Suthport today, it came back about 40 minutes ago.

0
0

Mine was down from about 1pm until just after 3pm in Islington.

0
0
APA

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...

0
0
FAIL

The future's bright......

..............the future's a LEMON.

0
0
Silver badge

Roaming on T-Mobile 3G fine here 20 miles North of Bristol

what the title said.

0
0
Stop

?!?

Orange has a 3G network?

That's news to me, and presumably many poor unfortunate Orange customers..

0
0

Whut?

3G has never worked properly for me, so I can't say I've noticed the difference.

0
0
Holmes

HLR issue?

0
1
This topic is closed for new posts.