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  Reply # 730920 11-Dec-2012 22:24 Send private message

I think we might have a mini baby boom in 9 months time.

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  Reply # 730921 11-Dec-2012 22:27 Send private message

I'm posting this from a Telecom DSL connection in Taradale Napier, Though I wasn't affected with this morning outage either.

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  Reply # 730922 11-Dec-2012 22:27 Send private message

AKLWestie: I think we might have a mini baby boom in 9 months time.


Are you getting a leg over?




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  Reply # 730923 11-Dec-2012 22:27 Send private message

ADSL down in New Lynn.

Couldn't connect through to the Call Centre after three attempts so will leave it...

Me and two others are on 2degrees mobile broadband currently while we wait for a fix.

dpw

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  Reply # 730924 11-Dec-2012 22:28 Send private message

We're in North Canterbury, affected by the one last night/early this morning and it's buggered again now.




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  Reply # 730926 11-Dec-2012 22:30 Send private message

Out in Hamilton thank god for my 3G
Poxy telecom ....??????????????

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  Reply # 730927 11-Dec-2012 22:33 Send private message

Likewise in Hillsborough Auckland -I'm getting a PPP LCP failure

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  Reply # 730930 11-Dec-2012 22:37 Send private message

need to get bitter and twisted over it. Sheesh some people do over react

Oopps wrong quote, sorry




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  Reply # 730931 11-Dec-2012 22:40 Send private message

Down in Massey, West Auckland. :(

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  Reply # 730932 11-Dec-2012 22:42 Send private message

Out here in palmy as well, and having to post using 3g.



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  Reply # 730933 11-Dec-2012 22:44 Send private message

I think those pocket wifi and 3g USB sticks will be selling like hot cake tomorrow.

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  Reply # 730935 11-Dec-2012 22:49 Send private message

jaidevp:
virtuadude: Me too, in Albany at the moment. Happened pretty much at 9:45pm too. It was out last night from about 1am until 8am-ish!!

Telecom tier 1 support had hundreds of calls she said last night and don't even get someone to work on it until after 7am. Fair enough it's one person but that many and they won't sort out a probably simple authentication issue on their end? Now I'm on hold to speak to tier 1 - their recording said it was resolved. not so. And they will keep me on hold another hour so that tier 2 can go home for the night and not have to escalate it until the next day with yet another 8hrs without Internet.

I'm only holding on in the hopes I can convince tier 1 to escalate and solve it before they take off for the whole night and leave us on the dark side of the moon in this internet blackout... grr


Hi sorry for the issues, however I can assure you the techs will not stop working on the issue until it has been resolved, they do not stop overnight and resume in the morning.  I can also assure you that this is not a simple authentication issue.




Thank you for replying, but you can understand my unease when the call center tier 1 tells me that everyone who can fix it goes home at 11pm and I've just been disconnected after waiting 48 minutes on hold and we are 12 minutes away from no help til morning time according to 1st tier. Tier 1 said it was a simple authentication issue yesterday but no one could fix it until 7am when they get back and lo and behind it was fixed by 8amish.

I don't mean to be difficult and I understand more is going on than I know to resolve this, but not having an eta really is a problem. I can't work since work requires Internet and I can't watch tv since that does too for me. It's a big deal for me when the outage is > 2hrs.

Thanks for your help and any info you can provide helps! My world doesn't stop at night time and I wish I had a morr stable connection. Hence the back up Vodafone I'm writing you on...

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  Reply # 730936 11-Dec-2012 22:49 Send private message

From initial reports it looks like the same issue that was experienced this morning.  So only half of the customer base, and unfourtunately the same customer base impacted this morning.

Tech's are working on it and should be able to update shortly.




I work for Spark, but as always my views are my own.

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  Reply # 730941 11-Dec-2012 22:55 Send private message

Also down in Wellington. I see the telecom support page again doesn't note the problem yet it has been down for over an hour. It says it s all clear and only notes the issue this morning. How hard is it to update it? If t wasn't for geekzone I wouldn't have known if it was my connection or an ISP problem.

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  Reply # 730946 11-Dec-2012 23:02 Send private message

virtuadude: [snip]
Thank you for replying, but you can understand my unease when the call center tier 1 tells me that everyone who can fix it goes home at 11pm and I've just been disconnected after waiting 48 minutes on hold and we are 12 minutes away from no help til morning time according to 1st tier. Tier 1 said it was a simple authentication issue yesterday but no one could fix it until 7am when they get back and lo and behind it was fixed by 8amish.

I don't mean to be difficult and I understand more is going on than I know to resolve this, but not having an eta really is a problem. I can't work since work requires Internet and I can't watch tv since that does too for me. It's a big deal for me when the outage is > 2hrs.

Thanks for your help and any info you can provide helps! My world doesn't stop at night time and I wish I had a morr stable connection. Hence the back up Vodafone I'm writing you on...


I'm sorry our helpdesk clearly gave you the wrong information about the fix process. I've seen the nearly quarter hour updates from the issue last night and the timestamps on the notes show that several people were working through the night on a complicated issue.

Clearly the current issue is related to the issue last night... (whether or not it's a recurrence or related to a capacity issue etc will have to wait until the dissemination of the root cause tomorrow)

Whatever the case, I can absolutely assure you that this has the full attention of the right people, and there's _NO WAY_ work is stopping on this until it's solved.

Sorry I can't provide an ETA either. It's not as simple as turning something off and on again. The systems involved process a staggering number of transactions and even under emergency conditions, working on systems like these requires patience and consideration.

Regards
Neil G

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