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O2logoO2, Tesco and Giffgaff customers on the Isle of Wight have experienced a problematic weekend following mobile phone mast issues in the East Wight.

The network have confirmed to Island Echo that they were experiencing a problem with one of their masts in the Sandown area which started at around 20:30 on Saturday night. Although they say it was successfully restored by 13:30 yesterday (Sunday), a mast in Shanklin is still experiencing intermittent issues.

According to O2 a third party engineer is on the site in Shanklin this afternoon.

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Readers have reported issues across the East Wight including in the Binstead and Ryde areas.

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