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kmashlan

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#171604 24-Apr-2015 16:15
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Driving home just now lost a call in progress. Phone says no service for last 20 minutes. Restarted the phone and no luck.

Don't have another spark phone to test with.

Is anyone else down on the north shore or is my phone dead?

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  #1290924 24-Apr-2015 16:17
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Yup, in the city on Skinny, texts not working properly. Message on Spark website, they are aware of issues on the network.

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  #1290952 24-Apr-2015 16:21
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Spark's website says there is a major outage affecting mobile, internet, and landline phones.

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  #1290956 24-Apr-2015 16:22
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Yup found it on their website.

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  #1290976 24-Apr-2015 16:43
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Still down in both Christchurch & kaiapoi



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  #1290983 24-Apr-2015 16:56
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That is too much Spark.....you are blaming network congestion as a result of the earthquake for the current serious outages around the country. New Years would generate a lot more traffic.

I could understand some localised parts or WLG where individual towers are over subscribed...but for this to mean users in Auckland are having their connections drop in and out.

Stop making excuses and trying to pull the wool over your customers eyes....

https://twitter.com/sparknz

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  #1291013 24-Apr-2015 18:04
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down in Otahuhu also

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  #1291014 24-Apr-2015 18:04
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IceFragmatic: That is too much Spark.....you are blaming network congestion as a result of the earthquake for the current serious outages around the country. New Years would generate a lot more traffic.

I could understand some localised parts or WLG where individual towers are over subscribed...but for this to mean users in Auckland are having their connections drop in and out.

Stop making excuses and trying to pull the wool over your customers eyes....

https://twitter.com/sparknz


LOL

I wonder if the network also slows down when the moon gets closer to earth because of the increased gravitational force on the networking equipment

 

 



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  #1291016 24-Apr-2015 18:14
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Abo:
IceFragmatic: That is too much Spark.....you are blaming network congestion as a result of the earthquake for the current serious outages around the country. New Years would generate a lot more traffic.

I could understand some localised parts or WLG where individual towers are over subscribed...but for this to mean users in Auckland are having their connections drop in and out.

Stop making excuses and trying to pull the wool over your customers eyes....

https://twitter.com/sparknz


LOL

I wonder if the network also slows down when the moon gets closer to earth because of the increased gravitational force on the networking equipment  


Panic calls take a lot more network resources than bulk SMS messages.

Plus I imagine people doing a heap of Snapchats of "LOL IN A QUAKE" and using up precious network resources on data.

Honestly, with these things the network becomes more loaded than you think - move on.




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IceFragmatic
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  #1291041 24-Apr-2015 18:38
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I could understand calls being dropped etc....but in this case phones in Auckland were connecting and disconnecting from the network. This sounds more like an authentication issue rather than overloading.

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  #1291056 24-Apr-2015 19:10
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Seemed fine in chch from 6:30pm onwards.



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  #1291058 24-Apr-2015 19:16
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Same in South Auckland. Felt like New Years again except less crying.




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  #1291071 24-Apr-2015 19:33
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came back around 6:30.

So... link loss somewhere?
Actual overload?
unrelated issue?

Twitter was pretty quick.

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