Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/13/three_outage/

Three's UK mobile network goes down on unlucky northerners

Hey, Scots and those oop north - who ya gonna call? Oh, no one

By Brid-Aine Parnell

Posted in Mobile, 13th August 2013 15:54 GMT

Three UK's phone network has gone down for users in Scotland and the North of England.

While users appear to be able to use data on their phones, they're unable to engage in the ancient art of actually calling people to speak to them.

The mobile operator's support account tweeted:

It's unclear how long the outage has been going on or what's causing it. One enterprising Reg reader suggests forcing 2G mode to roam onto the Orange network if people really need to make a call – though that will likely cost you extra cash. ®