Friday, 12 October 2012

Tesco Mobile Down October 2012 - No Phone Signal - 0 Bars Showing

It appears that O2 have another signal/network problem with numbers not working which is affecting Tesco Mobile users - apparently affecting phone numbers across the UK as it isn't limited to a specific region. Despite their network problems O2 is still one of the cheapest places for the new Nokia Lumia phones

Update on O2 Network Problems: 12 Oct 2012 @2100

Apparently a lot of customers are able to get an O2 signal back by turning off the 3G connection on their phones. If you then use WiFi you can still access data services and make calls so it appears there is a problem in the O2 3G network again.

If you're still bored of waiting for your O2 signal to come back you can always check out the modelling photo gallery!

Update: 12 October 2012@ 1908

Problems are continuing - customers all over the UK are affected but not all O2/Tesco customers. 2 Phones in the same location may have one working and one not so it appears to be some form of corruption or error in the O2 database that manages network access which was the same problem that happened in July 2012.

Update: 12 October 2012 @ 1700

We are aware of Tesco mobile customers across the UK that have problems with no signal and unable to make calls from Kent to Birmingham to Scotland.

The details are on the status page of the O2 website but hopefully will not be as major as the outage in July 2012 that affected millions of Tesco Mobile users over 2 days.

You can read about the O2 Network downtime in July 2012 here


  1. Latest update is that O2 customers & Tesco mobile customers are still experiencing problems but that it is a very specific issue for certain handsets/numbers. It is not mast or geographic based as other O2 customers in the same areas are still working fine.

  2. Really annoyed. No signal on phone meant I had problems locating someone at Stansted Airport and ended up with £15 parking charge for just under 30 minutes.

  3. I am heavily pregnant and have a young child whos ill, this is unexceptable, I have no signal to phone out and no one close by if i needed any help when is this likely to get fixed as we pay good money for your service and for this to happen its very frustrating!!!!!

  4. I have had on/off signal yesterday and earlier today.Now no signal since 3pm today.NOT IMPRESSED.I was on Asda network for 5years and never once lost connection.I will be going back to Asda when my contract is up.

  5. Is anyone have problems today with internet connectivity on tesco mobile?

  6. ive got problems with tesco mobile for a least 2 days now

  7. Nice! I really enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.