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Giffgaff to donate £387,000 to charity after O2 outage

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Phone network Giffgaff is donating £387,039.70 to homeless charity Crisis following O2's data outage earlier this month. 

The firm let members choose between airtime credit or a charity donation to compensate for the disruption caused on 6 December, which left customers struggling to make calls and send texts.

In a tweet, Giffgaff said £612,960.30 will be split between members who chose the credit option.

The outage, which lasted for much of the day, affected O2’s 25 million customers but also customers of Lycamobile, Sky Mobile, Tesco Mobile as well as GiffGaff, which plug into O2’s infrastructure. O2 said the disruption was caused by a software issue.

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