VODAFONE DOWN – UPDATE ONE: The Vodafone network issues which hit large swathes of the UK earlier today has been resolved.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, a Vodafone spokesperson said: “We had an issue affecting mobile data this morning, which is now fixed.
“We apologise for the inconvenience this will have caused to customers.
“If any customers are still struggling to get connected, we suggest briefly putting your phone onto airplane mode, or doing a restart, and then trying again.”
ORIGINAL: Vodafone down reports are surging in right now, with hundreds of users of the mobile network experiencing issues.
Independent outage monitor Down Detector has seen a huge spike in Vodafone down reports today, with the issues allegedly impacting users across the UK.
According to Down Detector, the Vodafone issues are impacting mobile phone service, mobile internet and home broadband.
While on social networking site Twitter Vodafone users have also reported issues specifically with 4G mobile data and signal coverage.
At the time of writing Down Detector has registered a peak of over 1,00 reports of Vodafone down.
While the Down Detector outage map has shown the Vodafone service issues as impacting large swathes of the UK, with regions such as London, Cardiff and Glasgow heaviest hit.
Down Detector is an independent outage monitor that tracks social mentions to detect when popular services go down.
As the reported issues with the Vodafone service hit the official Vodafone status website went down, returning a ‘service unavailable’ and ‘HTTP error 503’ message.
Express.co.uk has contacted Vodafone for comment about today’s reported network issues and asked if a fix is in the works as we speak.
As the reported Vodafone service issues hit users took to social networking site Twitter to report the problems they were facing.
One tweeted: “#Vodafonedown yet again”.
Another posted: “Is Vodafone down? My mobile data has randomly stopped working @VodafoneUK”.
One added: “@VodafoneUK Is Vodafone down? My mobile data has randomly stopped working.”
And another wrote: “Has Vodafone gone down does anyone know? I seem to be unable to get any phone signal”.
While the official Vodafone Twitter account has yet to issue a general comment about today’s reported Vodafone service issues.
But they have been responding to users affected by the reported outage, asking for customers to DM details about the issues they’re experiencing.