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O2 offering 10% discount for outage victims

O2 offering 10% discount for outage victims

The O2 network outage affected millions of customers across the UK last week, and naturally users weren't too pleased. As a result, O2 has stepped forward to offer up compensation to all the customers that were affected. On its blog, the carrier notes that 10% will be offered off of July’s bill, which will be applied in September. That’s the equivalent of three days worth of service even though the outage only lasted a day.

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O2 restores 2G and 3G network connectivity

O2 restores 2G and 3G network connectivity

UK carrier O2 was stricken by a network outage affecting 2G and 3G service yesterday, with the network finally managing to restore 2G service this morning. Now the carrier has updated its network status to say that 3G service has been restored. O2 recommend that if any customers are still having issues with 3G, that they should disable then re-enable 3G connectivity.

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O2 claws back 2G after nearly a day of downtime; 3G work-in-progress

O2 claws back 2G after nearly a day of downtime; 3G work-in-progress

Carrier O2 is beginning to recover from its embarrassing network failure, after suffering more than seventeen hours of voice and data downtime in some areas of the UK. Faults first began registering around midday on Wednesday, with O2 phones unable to connect; as of 8am BST today, O2 has confirmed that its 2G service is back online for those customers affected, which means incoming and outgoing calls should be functional.

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O2 and Vodafone partner on infrastructure for 4G future

O2 and Vodafone partner on infrastructure for 4G future

UK carriers O2 and Vodafone have announced a new collaboration on 2G, 3G and 4G infrastructure, which will see the companies pool basic network infrastructure in an attempt to speed LTE's arrival. Under the scheme - which is also expected to save both carriers money in the long run - O2 and Vodafone will each continue running independent spectrum and competing services, sharing maintenance duties for the basic hardware and decommissioning unnecessary base-station sites.

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Samsung Galaxy S III UK pricing revealed

Samsung Galaxy S III UK pricing revealed

The Galaxy S III has been revealed this week in London as Samsung's next-level smartphone hero, and the prices are flooding in for UK carriers galore. Starting with Vodafone UK, this carrier gets the device on the 30th of this month (as opposed to the 29th as the rest of Europe will get the device) and will be getting an exclusive on the 32GB model of the device for the first month it's out on the market. While the rest of Europe will be getting the device on the 29th, it seems that the entirety of the UK will have to wait just one more day.

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O2 LTE trial sees speeds of 150Mbit/s

O2 LTE trial sees speeds of 150Mbit/s

While LTE is florushing in the United States, South Korea, and Japan, things have been slow to start in Europe. O2 began a LTE trial in the UK back in November, with a limited number of trialists given LTE USB sticks to test the service in select parts of Central London. The trial is still ongoing, but O2 has released some results from the testing so far.

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HTC One Series April 5 release: Best Deal Roundup

HTC One Series April 5 release: Best Deal Roundup

The HTC One X and One S made their European debut on Monday, impressing us here at SlashGear as well as reviewers across the internet. The phones are expected to ship from retailers tomorrow, and the UK carriers have announced their pricing plans for the handsets. We’ve rounded up all the necessary information, so head on past the jump if you’re interested in picking up either handset and want the best deal. Continue Reading

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