Not just outside UK
I had a small outage this morning when my iPad told me I didn't have any data allowance left in my plan. Given that I'm on the 10GB plan, I didn't believe it. It was only for 10 mins or so.
Holidaymakers hoping to surreptitiously surf the net from the beach with their Three mobiles were stranded when an outage killed their signal. Web addicts abroad were forced to entertain their kids instead of staring into the soothing glow from their smartphones when a network that carries international traffic for Three fell …
Here in Amman, Jordan, Orange only seems to be able to provide a network signal from 06:00 to aprox 17:30 daily fo us brits. Two colleagues who are on Orage in the UK are suffering the same problem as me with my Thrre phone.
Strangely, it started on Saturday.
As it is Ramadan then the chances of anyone from Orange here fixing it before the end of Ede is next to impossible.
The Orange Shop at the airport is apparently closed for the whole of Ramadan as well so getting a local sim is difficult.
At least I can get a beer in the hotel.
Ok, so if you areon the beach with your wife (or someone else's) you shouldn't worry about the net. But some us work outside the UK. My MiFi jobbie stopped working overnight on Friday. (Ít's a rental - but a Three device), fine I thought I can use the shiny new Three Euro pass thingy while they sort it out. That worked for about two hours.
After a long and expensive phone call to a call centre I was told it was being "addressed" - and be completed in 7-8 hours. That was on Saturday afternoon. At my request they agreed to mail/SMS me when it was back up - to avoid me calling them in 8 hours...
It started working again this morning (Monday). Still waiting for the call.
So may not be the same problem, but...
Went on a long weekend "holiday" to London with friends (Thursday to Sunday). Two of us on Three stopped getting 3G data over Friday night (had been fine all day Thursday and Friday, even at The Oval), and didn't get it back until we returned to Edinburgh on Sunday afternoon. Those on other networks didn't have a problem.
Anyone else in the UK experience similar problems?