on 06-12-2018 11:44
It is not just data but voice and text messages. I would like to know the level of compensation to be given. I would suggest 1 month's fees for each hour that service has not been available. So far it has been just short of 5 hours!
@DoctorO: default is zero. You can try but it will be multiple of zero.
on 06-12-2018 11:44
Once this has all been fixed, contact 202 and ask to be refunded for the downtime.
As it stands, the basic monthly charge is £7 deducting the inclusive data and minutes (as these are still available in full as you didn't lose any) and by splitting that down into 31 day units gives us 22p.
However, as the network has been down for only a few hours (let's estimate at 6) I'm sure customer services will be more than happy to refund the 3.7p that is the airtime cost for this period. If you're really nice, they might just found it up to 4 or even 5 pence.
on 06-12-2018 11:54
Hi Cant check the status checker. No Internet since early hours? I cant even use my phone to contact O2? any idea when things will be sorted as this is causing problems for my day.
on 06-12-2018 11:59
Wow, thanks for that. I had no intention of mathematically calculating what they might owe me. I will pursue a blanket amount for lack of service; it will be including a contractual investigation and terms of breach.
on 06-12-2018 12:00
Indeed there is a clause in the T&C's stating coverage is not always guaranteed. The usual response of "I can't get in contact with x" or "I reckon I've lost an unquantifiable amount of money in this exact period..." and "sort it out....or I'm off to another network unless I get compensation" is understandably annoying but it does make you think on what your backup plans are and what you need to do to mitigate it next time.
BTW as a possible solution you can get a free SIP (VOIP) landline number and with a suitable app, just pay for outgoing calls as and when you use it (no line rental). That works over wifi or data so on one hand, if you have access to wifi, you'll be able to make contact with someone or vice versa. Same with dual sim phones, spare phones etc, the solutions are there with a little research and in all honesty, its not expensive especially as most people have old phones in drawers.
Yes, I have data issues this morning but I have a backup SIP number, a landline number plus a PAYG sim on another network since I work from home and the nearest office is 60+ miles away. And if you think thats excessive, I also have 3x ways of accessing the internet (4G & landline). As experience has shown, being overprepared is better than being hit by that other unforseen event: a long powercut!
I totally agree with this @sheepdog ~ if difficulties arise a person should have put into place "an emergency plan" if needed. I can't go around expecting all to be constantly working without problems etc. I have made contingency plans. I live near facilities which I use should it be necessary and have contacts who will help with any problems. If I go anywhere in my car (for instance) should I break down in the country or town, I keep a note of a company who can pick me and the car up and take me home. (Years ago got stuck and had to walk to nearest house for help ~ as no mobile phones then). My internet went down (BT maintain the infrastructure) their connections were broken in their box somewhere, not my ISP these things happen ~ I used the
internet at the Library for the time it took to be repaired. I also have a mobile on PAYGO with another network used by other members of family which can be shared and I also still have a land-line. However, the more we rely on a smaller/personal contact system the more difficult individual events will become, however a little thought about safety and contact in an emergency would be a very wise thing to do. Hope all goes well soon. Kindest regards TallTrees
on 06-12-2018 12:11
For everyone asking about compensation and contractual obligations, the entire T&C's are here: https://www.o2.co.uk/termsandconditions. Select as appropriate.
From 2.2 on the pay montly one regarding faults:
2.2 The Service isn't fault-free; a range of different geographic, atmospheric or other conditions or circumstances beyond our control can impair it. For instance, coverage is affected by things like the thickness or material of the walls of the building you're in. It might also depend on how many people near you are trying to use the Service at the same time. For more information about the things that affect coverage and data speeds, please look at the dedicated Network pages of our Website at o2.co.uk/network. You're entitled to the quality of service generally given by a competent mobile telecommunications service provider, using its reasonable skill and care. We will attempt to re-perform disrupted Services when possible. We may direct and manage traffic on our Network as is required to deliver this quality of service, including in some circumstances directing traffic onto different components of our Network such as 3G, 4G and wifi. You can disable wifi in the settings on your Mobile Phone or possibly other Equipment if you do not wish to use that part of our Network. We may also carry out upgrades, repairs and maintenance works to our Network from time to time. Sometimes technical issues, impaired quality of service or outages on our Network can occur. If something goes wrong, we'll try to fix it quickly.
on 06-12-2018 12:14
I can send a message and the other person gets it, but then i get a message saying its failed, I am on same network as daughter, same phone everything and hers is ok is this cos of problem they having, it was fine last night and nothing been done to phone