O2 customers find the fun side of data loss

Most of us now need mobile data for the most common tasks.

So if millions of O2 users get along without a mobile Internet today, they will be forced to flee.

Fortunately, some sufferers were able to access the WLAN and shared their experiences from the other side with the rest of us.

We've learned that commuters were paralyzed with fear of talking to someone else …

Or fought with the "disturbing" novelty of eye contact …

People were forced to print cards or ask others for directions …

And even those who were not in the network had to deal with the social crisis …

The customers of a particular network were very noticeable in buses and trains …

And when their Twitter observations reached the big time, they did not notice their prominence on the internet …

Some O2 customers were pleased with the unexpected release from constant connectivity …

(Some more than others)

Others considered it an opportunity to learn a lost ability to communicate …

For a Yorkshire zoo, failure was one of many signs of a continuing apocalypse …

And a Scottish police noticed some suspicious activity as people's phones became unusable …

However, some users pointed out that Frontline Call Center staff may need some support today …

O2 has said it is working on fixing the failure, but it will not be sorted before Friday.