Load Rage: tell us your nightmare stories!

  1. Jack P.
    Staff Staff Member Aug 2, 2019

    Jack P. , Aug 2, 2019 :

    Hi friends,

    Hands up those of you who get annoyed with slow download speeds? Yup, pretty much everyone then!

    But did you know there’s an actual term for it? ‘Load rage’ is a real thing and it takes less than 60 SECONDS for UK millennials to get frustrated at sluggish content downloads, according to our new research out today. The findings underline how such slow downloads are now history thanks to our 5G handset, the UK’s first, available exclusively on EE. Indeed, the OnePlus 7 Pro has the fastest 5G download speeds currently available – you might even have seen our billboards around London.

    The research reveals;
    • Millennials are five times more likely to lose their temper due to slow download speeds, compared to older generations.
    • This can happen up to TEN times a day.
    • London tops the list followed by the north-west England and south-west England.
    • 75% of millennials point to slow download speeds and poor connectivity as the most frustrating part of their life
    • A third of Brits say they regret losing their rag over connectivity or download issues.

    We’ve all been there! Tapping our fingers or glancing at our watch when all we want is for content to download already.

    So, tell us your nightmare download or poor connectivity stories! What’s the most bizarre thing you’ve done during an episode of ‘load rage’?

    Our Head of Growth @Kate A. teamed up with tech journalist and TV presenter Georgie Barrat and hit the airwaves today to discuss all things ‘load rage’ and how 5G speeds can be the answer to your frustrations. Check them out!



  2. G_plusone
    Nougat Aug 2, 2019

    G_plusone , Aug 2, 2019 :
    Imagine nothing to watch on your phone or game to play. Exhausted high speed Data limit starting an 8 hour bus journey. Watching Netflix load at a speed of 12 KBPS :mad: :p

  3. Jack P.
    Staff Staff Member Aug 2, 2019

    Jack P. , Aug 2, 2019 :

  4. G_plusone
    Nougat Aug 2, 2019

    G_plusone , Aug 2, 2019 :
    For the short period of time trying to watch Something online. Then resorted to site seeing as it was the only choice.
    Got bored of Watching the passing tress and slept for a good part of the journey

  5. M1559924163695
    Froyo Aug 5, 2019

    M1559924163695 , Aug 5, 2019 :
    imagine falling into a well while sleeping and not drowning enough to actually drown and not being able to swim comfortably either. When i was a kid it haunted me for many years...

  6. bharatbagaria1
    Eclair Aug 5, 2019

    bharatbagaria1 , Aug 5, 2019 :
    buying a OnePlus phone since 2 and now on 6t and the battery goes down by 50% at night even in airplane mode. now that's a nightmare we owners are now living...

  7. P1557758195407
    Cupcake Aug 5, 2019

  8. mah
    Froyo Aug 5, 2019

    mah , Aug 5, 2019 :
    I once dreamed that a OnePlus Flagship device costet over 500$..
    So scary..

  9. TheMystic
    Lollipop Aug 5, 2019

    TheMystic , Aug 5, 2019 :
    Carry a book with you. :)

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  10. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Aug 5, 2019

  11. MysteRioW
    Donut Aug 5, 2019

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  12. jjbugman2468
    Eclair Aug 5, 2019

    jjbugman2468 , Aug 5, 2019 :
    My home Wi-Fi can be slow as hell. One time, back when I was still on unlimited data, I ended up having to download a Windows feature update using my data connection!

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  13. faisal.sidekick
    Gingerbread Aug 5, 2019

    faisal.sidekick , Aug 5, 2019 :
    internet going out or becoming slow when watching a TV show on Netflix. It is the most frustrating thing ever especially when there's an important moment going on in the show!

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  14. animaaryan
    Honeycomb Aug 5, 2019

    animaaryan , Aug 5, 2019 :
    Texting someone something really important and bang! Your internet is gone. You missed the opportunity. Your phone is on the other side of the room in pieces. Yeah had a nightmare about that once :/

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  15. Kazara
    Cupcake Aug 5, 2019

    Kazara , Aug 5, 2019 :
    The worst thing for me is when you get a new phone and have to redownload everything on slow internet. Worse still is that the internet is unusable during that time from the lack of bandwidth :(

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  16. G_Raiders_County_HEEF
    Cupcake Aug 6, 2019

    G_Raiders_County_HEEF , Aug 6, 2019 :
    I guess I'm lucky I only go down 5% with battery saver on, and 10 % down without battery saver on.

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  17. vijay543
    Donut Aug 6, 2019

    vijay543 , Aug 6, 2019 :
    Bought OnePlus 7 for great hardware but camera hardware is the weakest I would say. I always imagine may be OnePlus camera is great but it is not .

  18. I1559918719025
    Donut Aug 6, 2019

    I1559918719025 , Aug 6, 2019 :
    Netflix freezing up . So I wait and wait, then use the camera to take a pic while Netflix and network work things out. using Auto/ nightmode to take a nice pic only to see the picture came out blotchy or colors not blending right and image looking
    What a nightmare.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019

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  19. bharatbagaria1
    Eclair Aug 6, 2019

    bharatbagaria1 , Aug 6, 2019 :
    my battery saver is also not able to save my phone

  20. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Aug 6, 2019

    Starcommander , Aug 6, 2019 :
    You are in the last circle of a battle royal game, only 2 opponents left and zone is in an open area.
    You start running and tap on the prone button only to realize Connection timed out.:mad:
    A few seconds later:
    You were killed in last round :D:D:D

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