The O2 network is down in parts of the UK, leaving customers with an intermittent phone or data signal. O2 is investigating the problem, which is also affecting GiffGaff customers.
We first spotted complaints popping up in our Facebook news feed, as friends around the country wave their phones in the air with a puzzled look before turning to Facebook -- probably while they're supposed to be working, the feckless chancers. It appears that problems started at 1.30pm, and both phone and data signal have been coming and going ever since.
The O2 service status currently reads there are 'ongoing' problems with calls and data.
"Parts of our network aren't working," O2 says. "This means your service might come and go until we fix the problem." On Twitter, the network is telling anyone who complains that "engineers are working on a network issue as we speak".
The problem is also affecting GiffGaff, the discount network that uses O2's infrastructure. "We are currently experiencing an outage for voice and data (2G and 3G)," GiffGaff says. "We are investigating the issue and hope to have it up and running as soon as possible. All users will experience intermittent voice and data for the duration."