Telephone network EE is back online after it crashed in Britain earlier today.
It went down for thousands of users this morning and frustrated customers went on Twitter to complain.
Many customers regretted their inability to use the provider's mobile internet network and were restricted in making or receiving texts or phone calls.
The power cut is believed to have started around 8:00 am & BST, according to Down Detector, a site that tracks problems and outages in internet services.
A huge peak in the reports can be seen on the failure report on the website between 9 am and 10 am & # 39;
It seemed to affect all EE telephones in many UK cities, including London, Manchester and Bristol.
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It started around 8:00 am BST and the influx of complaints has increased throughout the day. It is now resolved
Dropout affected London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Nottingham, among others
Mark Follos wrote on Twitter: & # 39; Hey @EE nothing works! Investigate. Have not been in the last 2 hours & # 39;
An EE spokesperson told MailOnline: “Earlier today, some customers experienced periodic problems when calling with 4G.
& # 39; Data services and text messages were unaffected, allowing customers to go online and use apps and messaging services normally.
& # 39; The problem is resolved within a few hours for the majority of those affected and normal service has been restored for everyone.
& # 39; We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused because this is not the high standard of service they are used to from us. & # 39;
Users complained to Down Detector, with one writing: & # 39; Unable to call, text or no mobile data … somewhat frustrating. Not sure why I pay £ 50 a month for a service that is not offered! & # 39;
One customer posted a photo of the EE message that appeared on his screen when he tried to use the app, which reads: & # 39; There seems to be a problem … Sorry, we now have a problem. Try closing the app and come back later. & # 39;
The problem seemed to persist despite shutting down his phone and removing the app.
Another wrote: & # 39; EE is the network down? I can't call today, the same thing happened yesterday! & # 39;
Another said: & # 39; EE cannot place or receive calls today. Is the network down? & # 39;
Tahir Hussein wrote: & # 39; @EE is your system down? Don't let me call? Keep saying that calling failed. & # 39;
Mark Follows said: & # 39; Hey @EE nothing works! Investigate. Been down last 2 hours. & # 39;
Jenna Bray also complained: & # 39; Is your service still down @EE. & # 39;
The official EE Twitter account advises users to restart their smartphones, but does not seem to know why the problem occurs.
One user posted an image of the EE message that appears on his screen when he tried to use the app, which reads: & # 39; There seems to be a problem … Sorry, we now have a problem. Try closing the app and come back later
Tanya Blake wrote: & # 39; #EE Internet abandoning for an hour and counting – other people experiencing problems @ EE & # 39;
Jenna Bray also complained: & # 39; Is your service still down @EE. & # 39; EE has not issued a public statement about this
The company has not made a public statement about the issue and MailOnline has approached them for comment.
In one reply to an EE customer, the company tweeted: & # 39; Thank you for your Tweet. I appreciate how important it is to stay in touch with your friends and family. I would like to help here. Can you please send us a DM with your zip code so that we can check the area? & # 39;
In a message to several customers who contacted the company on Twitter, EE said: & We are aware that a small number of customers are unable to make a call via 4G.
& # 39; We do our best to resolve this quickly. Try again and we apologize for any inconvenience. Calling with WiFi, but also text and data services are not affected. & # 39;
Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at uSwitch against MailOnline: & # 39; This power cut has the potential to affect a large number of people.
This EE user said: & # 39; Cannot make calls or text & # 39; and. Everyone knows if it is #virginmobile that doesn't work? They use the # EE network, is that also? What happens & # 39;
& # 39; @EE is your system down? Don't let me call? Keep saying that calling failed & # 39 ;, customer Tahir Hussain wrote
Onze Our dependence on our mobile phones for all sorts of things in our work and social life makes stressful and harmful even in the shortest time without reception, and it is worrying that EE has not yet identified the cause of the problem.
In another statement, an EE spokesperson said: & # 39; Some of our customers have experienced intermittent problems when calling 4G from time to time. This problem has been solved for the majority of those involved and normal service for all customers should be resumed soon.
& # 39; Calls via 3G, data services and text messages are not affected, so that customers can go online and use apps and messaging services as normal. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience. & # 39;
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