Mobile network crash leaves people unable to make phone calls

By Milo Boyd & Lee Grimsditch

There are reports that people were unable to make calls after mobile network Three went down this morning.

According to Down Detector, Three customers began experiencing problems making calls around 5am, reports Mirror online.

By 8.45am around 1,500 people had logged issues, suggesting the problems may be widespread.

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Three acknowledged there was an issue shortly after 7.30am.

The company said in a statement: "Please accept our apologies if you've been affected by this, our engineers are working hard to fix it. Check back here for updates."

The bulk of the complaints suggested that making phone calls was the issue, with a smaller number registering problems with mobile internet.

People took to Twitter to log their complaints.

One woman tweeted at Three: "Can’t make or receive calls. Your live chat is down. This is everyone on three is affected currently yes?"

Another user posted: "Anyone having problems with @ThreeUK my whole family can't make or receive calls. #three #3 #outage".

One woman added: "@ThreeUKSupport I can't phone out or people can't phone me and it's the same for the people who are on #three network #help".

Technology companies have had a bit of a tough time of it over the past couple of weeks.

Yesterday Snapchat went down for around four hours.

Last week all Facebook owned apps, including WhatsApp and Instagram, crashed for seven hours.

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