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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018

Have you tried turning your phone off and on again @gsh? That seems to fix your problem in most cases.

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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018

Hi all. After all the news coverage about this yesterday, are you all still blaming O2 for this?  It was not O2's issue and they have been working as hard as they can to fix this with Ericsson since it first occurred yesterday morning. Services are pretty much back to normal, but for those who are not, just report to customer service. 

 

Again, this is an user community forum, not customer service. There is no point only complaining here as nothing can be done by anybody on here.

 

Are you being wilfully obtuse? o2 are our service provider and they chose to work with Ericsson as part of their infrastructure. Ergo - o2's choice of infrastructure partner has directly caused this outage. 

 

Our contract is not with Ericsson. It is with o2. This isn't rocket science. It is elemantary consumer rights. It is unfathomable how people cannot see this. 

 

If people on this forum could stop feeling bizarrely partizan feelings for a heartless multinational conglomorate and stop patronising those who feel aggreived we'd all get along better. 

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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018


@welshsteve76 wrote:

@Shergar wrote:

@welshsteve76 wrote:

Hi all. After all the news coverage about this yesterday, are you all still blaming O2 for this?  It was not O2's issue and they have been working as hard as they can to fix this with Ericsson since it first occurred yesterday morning. Services are pretty much back to normal, but for those who are not, just report to customer service. 

 

Again, this is an user community forum, not customer service. There is no point only complaining here as nothing can be done by anybody on here.


It is absolutely o2 issue. I couldn’t give 2 craps about what caused it, my contract is with o2 not Ericsson.

 

In addition to all those saying it’s only 60p potential compensation/goodwill for loss of service, yes to the individual, it certainly isn’t x32 million users to o2. Everyone should complain and make them pay... that’s only thing that will impact them for this shambles. Then donate the money to charity... win win. 🖕o2.... ##thatisal



Yes, and as has been mentioned countless times in this thread, your contract clearly states that 100% up time cannot be guaranteed. 

 

So if you can't accept that, don't agree to the contract.

 

I'm not defending O2, but these things happen unfortunately, and ranting and raving on here and posting abusive words/symbols isn't going to help at all is it?

 

This is an O2 user community forum, NOT customer service.  If you want to be abusive, call customer service and air your grievances to them.


You are wrong.....

 

What are customers' rights to compensation?

Significantly, rights for individuals are different to those for businesses.

For corporate customers, the right to compensation depends on the wording of their contract with O2.

Individuals have rights to make a claim to the company to which they pay the bill, under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which states that services should be provided with reasonable skill and care.

Customers should be able to claim a refund for the proportion of the contract when they were without the use of the phone, according to Adam French, from consumer group Which?.

They could also claim consequential losses. For example, if they incurred bank charges because they were unable to move their money, or the cost of having to use a payphone.

This must be a genuine, reasonable loss which can be proved with evidence.

Helen Dewdney, who writes a blog called The Complaining Cow, suggested phone users should calculate their losses and write to O2 with the evidence, such as copies of receipts. They should state what they wanted as redress and mention the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

If they felt the response was unsatisfactory, it could be referred to Ombudsman Services: Communications of which O2 is a member. The customer would need to ask for a letter from O2 confirming they had failed to reach an agreement, or wait eight weeks from the beginning of the complaint.

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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018

@gsh some are up and running but even they are very slow, my husband is in a 4G area and only getting 3G I am still having problems with my signal, txts and data. Our contract is with o2 not Erricson I appreciate that o2 are doing all they can but obviously because our contract is with them then it is then we will complain to just as you would with any other service providers. O2 should be giving out compensation and getting it sorted then claim the amount of compensation back from Ericsson as that is who their contract is with...
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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018


@Mamillian wrote:
Hi all. After all the news coverage about this yesterday, are you all still blaming O2 for this?  It was not O2's issue and they have been working as hard as they can to fix this with Ericsson since it first occurred yesterday morning. Services are pretty much back to normal, but for those who are not, just report to customer service. 

 

Again, this is an user community forum, not customer service. There is no point only complaining here as nothing can be done by anybody on here.

 

Are you being wilfully obtuse? o2 are our service provider and they chose to work with Ericsson as part of their infrastructure. Ergo - o2's choice of infrastructure partner has directly caused this outage. 

 

Our contract is not with Ericsson. It is with o2. This isn't rocket science. It is elemantary consumer rights. It is unfathomable how people cannot see this. 

 

If people on this forum could stop feeling bizarrely partizan feelings for a heartless multinational conglomorate and stop patronising those who feel aggreived we'd all get along better. 


Exactly👏👏👏 getting fed up with the o2 fanboys making it up on the fly. The person obviously doesn’t understand consumer law....

 

 

What are customers' rights to compensation?

Significantly, rights for individuals are different to those for businesses.

For corporate customers, the right to compensation depends on the wording of their contract with O2.

Individuals have rights to make a claim to the company to which they pay the bill, under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which states that services should be provided with reasonable skill and care.

Customers should be able to claim a refund for the proportion of the contract when they were without the use of the phone, according to Adam French, from consumer group Which?.

They could also claim consequential losses. For example, if they incurred bank charges because they were unable to move their money, or the cost of having to use a payphone.

This must be a genuine, reasonable loss which can be proved with evidence.

Helen Dewdney, who writes a blog called The Complaining Cow, suggested phone users should calculate their losses and write to O2 with the evidence, such as copies of receipts. They should state what they wanted as redress and mention the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

If they felt the response was unsatisfactory, it could be referred to Ombudsman Services: Communications of which O2 is a member. The customer would need to ask for a letter from O2 confirming they had failed to reach an agreement, or wait eight weeks from the beginning of the complaint.

 

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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018

@welshsteve how do you provide receipts for using a pay phone????
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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018

@welshsteve76 how do you provide receipts for using a pay phone????
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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018

Touch wood! Every thing appears to be back to normal for me. 4G ok, Text & Email ok.

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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018

Refund/compensation: I was out in the middle of nowhere with no access to a map or directions yesterday unbeknown to me it was due to having no data. This caused an incredible inconvenience to my day and I would like some form of recompense. I pay over £40/pm to o2 and there is a level of service that I expect in return which I most definitely did not receive. O2 did not even have the grace or consideration to text customers warning them I had to find out from the news.
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Re: O2 Network Issues - 6th December 2018

I’ve now received important voicemails from yesterday without being notified at the time. Something needs to be done o2