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  Reply # 293535 27-Jan-2010 17:17
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They said it was restored at 1pm today ... and it wasn't.

Just boils down to the fact that Telecom is just an untrustworthy company with a 3G network that was poorly planned without redundancy.


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  Reply # 293556 27-Jan-2010 17:50
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Services are only just coming right with dropped calls all over the place!






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  Reply # 293559 27-Jan-2010 17:55
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Facebook group already started.....

Will be interested to see how many people join this before end of tomorrow

http://www.facebook.com/group....

Excuse the french but there is some bitter feelings out there.....





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  Reply # 293560 27-Jan-2010 17:56
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gomez: They said it was restored at 1pm today ... and it wasn't.

Just boils down to the fact that Telecom is just an untrustworthy company with a 3G network that was poorly planned without redundancy.



RNC's aren't like a dual hotswap PSU's in a PC. They can't easily be made redundant.

If an RNC fails it will take out service to all Node B's that run off that RNC. The reality is they are a piece of core network that simply isn't supposed to fail but both Telecom and Vodafone have had RNC failures along with many other telcos around the world.

The key question is why the RNC is failing...


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  Reply # 293562 27-Jan-2010 17:58
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They said on the news it was just south of taupo as well.
I am in hamilton and my mobile on the xt network wouldn't work at all for incoming, outgoing calls and data after lunchtime today..

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  Reply # 293563 27-Jan-2010 17:58
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It was a Vodafone sabotage device






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  Reply # 293565 27-Jan-2010 17:59
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still intermittent connection for me in Dunedin
connects but no calls, txt, data, restarting gets it going again for a short time before i have to restart again

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  Reply # 293567 27-Jan-2010 18:01
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coffeebaron: It was a Vodafone sabotage device




Thats it.... got to be the reason





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  Reply # 293568 27-Jan-2010 18:05
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Lol. Telecom need to really apologize hard for this

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  Reply # 293571 27-Jan-2010 18:06
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gomez: They said it was restored at 1pm today ... and it wasn't.

Just boils down to the fact that Telecom is just an untrustworthy company with a 3G network that was poorly planned without redundancy.



RNC's aren't like a dual hotswap PSU's in a PC. They can't easily be made redundant.

If an RNC fails it will take out service to all Node B's that run off that RNC. The reality is they are a piece of core network that simply isn't supposed to fail but both Telecom and Vodafone have had RNC failures along with many other telcos around the world.

The key question is why the RNC is failing...



I think last time the fact that there is only 1 RNC for that Geographic area was discussed. If Vodafone can have 6 then surely a new network wanting 2 million people on it within 3 years would aim to do the same thing??? Whats the reasoning??? cost cutting?

Under a localized or provincial RNC set up, If only CHCH or Dunedin went out, it would be a pain but not the entire southisland and most of north island. Surely this would make sense.

Very troubling!





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  Reply # 293573 27-Jan-2010 18:10
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arnies: Telecom need to really apologize hard for this


Very hard indeed. It's serious when a fault takes down their network. More troubling when it happens more than once.




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  Reply # 293574 27-Jan-2010 18:10
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WHERE WAS THE TELECOM CEO OR HEAD OF MOBILE ON 3NEWS

DISGUSTING..... the lack of accountability is appalling!

I think a movement is in order!





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  Reply # 293575 27-Jan-2010 18:11
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cafeg: They said on the news it was just south of taupo as well.
I am in hamilton and my mobile on the xt network wouldn't work at all for incoming, outgoing calls and data after lunchtime today..


Hamilton here also and no problems at all. Been texting and receiving/making calls throughout the day. Data has been fine too.




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  Reply # 293576 27-Jan-2010 18:16
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skewt: still intermittent connection for me in Dunedin
connects but no calls, txt, data, restarting gets it going again for a short time before i have to restart again


There are apparently a handful of sites that are still encountering issues.

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  Reply # 293577 27-Jan-2010 18:17
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It must of been where we were in hamilton, I'm up at the hospital and none of the XT phones onsite worked.
The old cdma network was fine though.

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