O2 mobile phone customers were left without a mobile internet and text message service yesterday, as the network went down across the UK.
A fault affected all O2 customers with pay monthly contracts with the carrier, leaving them unable to send e-mails and text messages or get online.
However, voice calls are unaffected by the problem, as is Wi-Fi connectivity – meaning that customers are able surf the web and send e-mails if they are in the vicinity of a hotspot.
O2 has yet to resolve the problem entirely, but has reassured customers that it is taking action and hopes to restore the service as fast as possible.
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