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  Reply # 376470 4-Sep-2010 09:05 Send private message

DjShadow: They just said on TV1 that all Vodafone Cellsites in chch are on Battery back up, only 3-8hrs battery life and priority given to voice calls


Interesting. Some time ago, when talking to Telecom New Zealand about power supply to some South Islan remote properties we were told some farmers had additional batteries supplied that they could replace in case of need of extra power to some cell sites in their properties.






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  Reply # 376473 4-Sep-2010 09:17 Send private message

hope everyone is ok and on the slightly selfish side ,im glad that Snap survived intact, without my internet i wouldnt have known there was an earthquake

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  Reply # 376475 4-Sep-2010 09:20 Send private message

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DjShadow: They just said on TV1 that all Vodafone Cellsites in chch are on Battery back up, only 3-8hrs battery life and priority given to voice calls


Interesting. Some time ago, when talking to Telecom New Zealand about power supply to some South Islan remote properties we were told some farmers had additional batteries supplied that they could replace in case of need of extra power to some cell sites in their properties.




Yeah our cells have dropped out now, have still got office phones but this was out for a good 3 hours after the earthquake. 




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  Reply # 376477 4-Sep-2010 09:24 Send private message

watch this bbc interview, you have to admire the woman staying calm


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11185217

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  Reply # 376482 4-Sep-2010 09:37 Send private message

Why is everyone saying Vodafone cell are going down and not mentioning XT or 2D? Are they using different backup solutions?

I'm assuming its only because Vodafone have been the only network to release a press statement? 

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  Reply # 376486 4-Sep-2010 09:43 Send private message

sounds like from watching tv1 that cellsites are about to run flat

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  Reply # 376487 4-Sep-2010 09:43 Send private message

jjnz1: Why is everyone saying Vodafone cell are going down and not mentioning XT or 2D? Are they using different backup solutions?

I'm assuming its only because Vodafone have been the only network to release a press statement? 


2 Degrees goes down, then comes back up. Telecom, I have no idea, I have never actually been on their network.
Another quite massive aftershock as I was typing this. 




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  Reply # 376490 4-Sep-2010 10:02 Send private message

Telecom now saying on twitter some XT sites have run out of power, tho prob thankful when I think about it that the building housing the RNCs must of survived else taupo south would be offline....

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  Reply # 376499 4-Sep-2010 10:37 Send private message

Good work from TVNZ in continued coverage & updates. TV3 seems to be missing in action

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  Reply # 376502 4-Sep-2010 10:39 Send private message

aperfectcircle: Good work from TVNZ in continued coverage & updates. TV3 seems to be missing in action


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Reply # 376507 4-Sep-2010 11:03 Send private message

it has also put the police radio channel out i can't here anything on my scanner. they were using the back up channel for a while but now it appearers that's gone

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  Reply # 376511 4-Sep-2010 11:15 Send private message

Another big aftershock felt in Dunedin

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  Reply # 376513 4-Sep-2010 11:18 Send private message

Im working atm shutting down clients, no water = no aircon

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11719003@N07/sets/72157624873184752/

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  Reply # 376515 4-Sep-2010 11:20 Send private message

I'm trying to download all the photos on stuff's page, however its just saving 24 x the same photo. I've tried using firefox and IE8. What am I doing wrong? If I try view photo, instead of showing photo I'm looking at it shows the first one.

Just felt another aftershock in Timaru.

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  Reply # 376517 4-Sep-2010 11:23 Send private message

try getting them from here
http://www.crashbang.co.nz/quake040910/

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