[Update: Apr. 6] Three UK down, users report network issues as site hands over maintenance
This story is continually being updated…. New updates are added at the bottom…..
The original story (from October 17) follows:
Just in case you’re trying to figure out why popular British telecommunications and internet service provider Three UK’s network is down and you’re not getting any data connection, then take comfort in the fact that you’re not the only one facing problems lately.
A quick look at microblogging site Twitter indicates that there are plenty of other people affected by the network issue and the service has been down for hours now. For a quick look, here’s how some of the complainants frame the issue:
@ThreeUK how long will the network be down?
@ThreeUK hello, my husband and I have no data connection this morning. Something is wrong ?
@ThreeUK is the network down? my phone only has wifi
@ThreeUK @ThreeUKSupport all night no service no internet
Outage Finder – a popular service that gives live outage information – also reflects that 3 (Three) UK is indeed going through a glitch in many areas (such as Manchester, London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Bradford, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Sheffield) as can be seen in the image below below:
Any official word on the subject? Although not much has been said about Three’s social media handles, their server status page at least transmits maintenance is in progress, and the site will be available soon.
[Danger! Geeks at Work!]
Sorry, our fleet of geeks are performing essential maintenance – but our site will be up and running soon.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for a new SIM card, phone or mobile broadband device, you can always check out our online store.
There is no ETA for how long the service will take to get back up and running.
Rest assured that we keep a continuous tab on all related developments and will update this page with relevant information as we come across it. So if you encounter the problem described here, stay tuned for updates.
Update 1 (October 17)
Three UK has officially recognized the problem by saying:
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with voice, text and data which means some of you will experience intermittent service. please accept our apologies, we are in the process of fixing this issue at this time. Check back here for updates
There is still no ETA for the patch.
Update 2 (October 17)
Last status update:
we are working on it – should be fixed by the end of the day
Update 3 (October 18)
Can’t lie it wasn’t a great day ☹️ we had some technical issues last night. slowly coming back to life during the day. Have you tried putting your phone on airplane mode and vice versa?
Update 4 (August 04, 2021)
Three UK has confirmed that they are aware of network or broadband issues with the service which are affecting many users. However, there is no ETA for a fix yet.
We are aware that some customers are still affected by this issue and are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. We recommend rebooting your router throughout the day (Source)
Update 5 (January 25, 2022)
We hope it will be resolved soon so that users can use these three services again. Rest assured that we will keep an eye on the latest developments and let you know as anything new comes along.
Update 6 (March 15, 2022)
5:02 p.m. (IST): Many users on Twitter are now reporting that Three UK is down or not working for them.
Luckily, it didn’t take too long for support acknowledge and they said the team was working to resolve it. However, they did not provide any ETA for the patch.
Update 7 (March 19, 2022)
11:20 a.m. (IST): It looks like the recent issue with Three UK has been resolved as we haven’t come across any new ones reports for the same.
Update 8 (April 04, 2022)
5:19 p.m. (IST): It looks like Three is currently down or not working for users in Ireland. Users took to Twitter (1, 2) to report the failure. Additionally, reports on Descent detector also suggest the same.
Fortunately, the support team has recognized this outage and said they are working to restore service.
Update 9 (06 April 2022)
6:30 p.m. (IST): Reports on Descent detector now suggests that the recent breakdown with Three in Ireland is apparently resolved.
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