GiffGaff’s hoping to appease those right-royally pissed off by its network outage gaffe last week by bunging a community-chosen charity a £10,000 lump sum. That, and gifting users unmetered calling for a bit.
It looks like the Post Office is having yet more issues, and again they’re pretty serious. The whole of the UK’s 11,800 Post Offices have been taken offline due to a central computer system crash, which kicked off at midday making the place even more miserable than usual.
GiffGaff’s feeling the strain of its low cost user-powered business model. It left some customers without a connection for three weeks and managed to mix up users’ numbers for days, in its biggest gaff yet.
GiffGaff, the MVNO owned by, and run on, O2, has been suffering from an outage for the last three days. Certain GiffGaff customers have been without voice and data services for no apparent reason, and O2 has yet to rectify the situation.
BT's been having issues in London this morning with an outage caused by BT Stepney Green exchange. The broadband-blackout was only momentary, but has upset routers good-and-proper. If your BT-line fed broadband is on the fritz, a router reset should do the trick. [ZDnet UK]
From Earth to Venus to Neptune to 1RXS J160929.1-210524, the Blackberry outage has left our blue marble and is now "impacting users on almost every planet", according to CNN reporting live from Uranus.
RIM and Apple are having a bad day and it's only getting worse. Not only are their servers still misbehaving, their competition is giving away free phones to users who are upset with these service disruptions.
RIM's struggling this week, two outages in quick succession leaving UK BB users out of luck for email, internet and BBM. Time to think about switching to something a little more reliable for a business phone perhaps? [Telegraph]