Vodacom Google Services outage


New Member
Jul 25, 2018
Today, around 14h30 (2nd October) my phone started having weird connectivity issues to the Google Services over Vodacom's LTE. I thought it might be a temporary outage and switched over to WiFi, but it seems that it's also happening elsewhere. Having asked around, 3 other people are unable to access any of the Google services on their phone. It's worth noting that this is going through the official Google apps on Android, not through google.co.za (although that is also down).

My phone is a Sony Xperia Z3, running CarbonROM 6.1 (Android 8.1.0). All the apps were updated last night from the Play Store (and no updates available when I checked about 10h00 this morning). Other apps such as Telegram, Discord and WhatsApp all work correctly, it's just the Google Services that seem to have issues.

The other people reporting this are on Samsung (I think an S6 and a J5 2016) and an Xperia XZ2.

I've put some screenshots below of the issue. Have already rebooted the phone, made sure I have data, checked APN, locked to 3G, still no results.


Anyone here having similar issues?