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# 140836 21-Feb-2014 19:32
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I can't see it mentione don the Network Status page (no surprise there), so just to make sure it is recorded somewhere for historical purposes ...


Vodafone's dial-up service was M.I.A. for the best part of 24 hours on 20-21 February, 2014. Eventually fixed.

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  # 991990 21-Feb-2014 20:46
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I couldn't say i noticed.
Dont know why anyone would record such happening.

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  # 991994 21-Feb-2014 20:51
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I not sure as to my feelings as to why its written here for historical reasons and not sure I'll remember to come back here to remind myself of such an event




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  # 991998 21-Feb-2014 20:56
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jeffnz: I not sure as to my feelings as to why its written here for historical reasons and not sure I'll remember to come back here to remind myself of such an event


In a few years we will rejoice and commemorate this event.


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  # 992000 21-Feb-2014 21:00
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TimA:
jeffnz: I not sure as to my feelings as to why its written here for historical reasons and not sure I'll remember to come back here to remind myself of such an event


In a few years we will rejoice and commemorate this event.



you may be right Tim but whatever the outcome you and I are in the history books as well :)




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  # 992009 21-Feb-2014 21:17
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What about if you call 0800 getihug and listen to the outages?

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  # 992012 21-Feb-2014 21:20
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Jr grumpy much

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  # 992038 21-Feb-2014 21:45
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*looks confused* 'dial-up'?

 
 
 
 


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  # 992066 21-Feb-2014 22:31
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Buzz Bumble: I can't see it mentione don the Network Status page (no surprise there), so just to make sure it is recorded somewhere for historical purposes ...


Vodafone's dial-up service was M.I.A. for the best part of 24 hours on 20-21 February, 2014. Eventually fixed.

? is broadband unavailable to you?

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  # 992084 21-Feb-2014 22:46
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More widespread than just Vodafone

http://www.inspire.net.nz/status.html

And no, I don't use dial up, just happened to notice when I was checking on another issue earlier today.

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  # 992089 21-Feb-2014 22:55
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I think the last time I looked at dialup in a former job, there were something in the region of 30-50k dialup connections still in NZ, and dropping at around 30% per year. so probably close to 20k left now.



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  # 992206 22-Feb-2014 10:04
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TimA: Dont know why anyone would record such happening.


If anyone is researching ISPs looking for a new one, they should be able to find out what issues the company have had in the past as well as currently having, not just the extremely abreviated list that the compnay bothers to put on their website's "Network Status" page.

It misleading of ISPs to list only having two "current" / recent problems this week, when last week there were 900 problems.

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  # 992210 22-Feb-2014 10:14
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Telecom had a major > 24hr outage of its IPNet platform, which Vodafone, Orcon and others use to offer dialup services.

I guess their equipment "sparked"....

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  # 992223 22-Feb-2014 10:36
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You lucky, lucky bastards..

There are still many rural nz'ers who rely on dial up – most of our neighbours do. For many of us it's an essential service.

We have a sat connection, as our business requires internet, but it breaks down a fair bit – so we keep a dial up account as backup.

It was off all of January this year - and many happy hours were spent with the squeal and warble of dial up telling us our crappy phone line had dropped the connection yet again..

Roll on RBI - Coming soon to our neck of the woods. Best spend of my tax dollars ever!

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  # 992249 22-Feb-2014 11:35
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Buzz Bumble:
TimA: Dont know why anyone would record such happening.


If anyone is researching ISPs looking for a new one, they should be able to find out what issues the company have had in the past as well as currently having, not just the extremely abreviated list that the compnay bothers to put on their website's "Network Status" page.

It misleading of ISPs to list only having two "current" / recent problems this week, when last week there were 900 problems.

Dialup and broadband connection issues (barring authentication) are not usually related.



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  # 992268 22-Feb-2014 12:09
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I didn't say they were related ... although thinking about it now I may have posted it in the wrong sub-section (the way I got here meant it only says "Forums › Vodafone New Zealand, TelstraClear and ihug", so nothing about broadband)

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