Should you have concerns about the reliability of your connection to Three's UK network or you've already experienced issues that have indirectly been brought about by the effects of this novel coronavirus, this article should help localise and diagnose the problem and suggest some possible solutions.
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How to check whether Three is down
- Check-in with Three's (standalone) Network Checker, unlike its standard coverage checker, this one relays the state of the network in real-time (it refreshes every 30 minutes)
- Scour Twitter's 'Latest' search tab and other social media platforms to see if other people are also reporting outages
- Check out a third-party service like DownDetector to verify any network issues
- Dial *#*#4636#*#* on an Android device and under 'Phone Information' see whether voice and data services are active
What to do when the problem is local to you
- Begin by restarting your phone
- Ensure your SIM card is correctly inserted
- Try moving to different locations to see whether connectivity improves
- Check your phone's quick settings or settings menu to ensure mobile data is switched on
- Turn off flight/aeroplane mode, if it's switched on
- Make sure your phone's firmware is up to date
- Make sure roaming is enabled, if you're abroad
- Check that your latest bill is paid and that payment has gone through
If your phone still isn't working and you're sure that it's not a widespread issue, back up the contents of your device and then perform a factory reset.