WhatsApp and iMessage back up for Vodafone customers after data outage

WhatsApp and iMessage back up for Vodafone customers after Friday data outage

WhatsApp has dominated tech news this week after being bought up by Facebook, but for Vodafone customers it was a case of 'What's up?' on Friday, as network issues prevented them from using the app.

The network responded to complaints from Twitter followers, unable to access mobile data services on their devices throughout the day.

Vodafone tweeted to tell users it working on the issue, before admitting they may have to deal with intermittent access to messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Apple's iMessage for the time being.

As most Brits finished their working week, the company claimed everything was now up and running as normal, but it would continue monitoring the situation.


"We've fixed the issues that were affecting customer access to some mobile data services and Vodafone systems, all are now fully restored," Vodafone tweeted, five hours after acknowledging the issue.

While these things do happen from time to time, Vodafone customers are sure to be miffed after the second major outage of 2014, left many on social media vowing to take their money elsewhere.

In January the company battled a "nationwide issue sporadically causing problems with voice, data and SMS services," which lasted for a number of hours.

It was sorry then too...


Chris Smith

A technology journalist, writer and videographer of many magazines and websites including T3, Gadget Magazine and TechRadar.com. He specializes in applications for smartphones, tablets and handheld devices, with bylines also at The Guardian, WIRED, Trusted Reviews and Wareable. Chris is also the podcast host for The Liverpool Way. As well as tech and football, Chris is a pop-punk fan and enjoys the art of wrasslin'.