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Topic # 58631 16-Mar-2010 14:01
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It was brought to my attention there are some problems with Vodafone Mobile Broadband service today. Apparently they are aware of it.

You may encounter an authentication/login error 619 when trying to connect to their network.

Anyone else could clarify coverage impact?





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  Reply # 307812 16-Mar-2010 14:04
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Im seeing this (mostly 3G connection drops) in Hamilton and have been since around lunchtime.

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  Reply # 307813 16-Mar-2010 14:04
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The impact is only customers trying to connect not connections already connected

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  Reply # 307815 16-Mar-2010 14:05
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kyhwana2: Im seeing this (mostly 3G connection drops) in Hamilton and have been since around lunchtime.


Not related to this issue



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  Reply # 307821 16-Mar-2010 14:08
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freitasm: How widespread is this John?


Could happen anywhere we know the issue and expansion going in right now

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  Reply # 307824 16-Mar-2010 14:14
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freitasm: I am told things should be normal in a few minutes.


Bit longer than a few minutes

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  Reply # 307826 16-Mar-2010 14:19
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expansion is now part complete (no it was not a new RNC)

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Reply # 307827 16-Mar-2010 14:20
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Ok, this is funny, but the Vodafone twitter says to check your mobile if you have mobile problems (although that site also works on the desktop)...




(Sorry Paul, too much redundancy there!)




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  Reply # 307839 16-Mar-2010 15:00

Am attending a meeting on this shortly so will report back when I know what's what ...

stand by.




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  Reply # 307867 16-Mar-2010 16:30

FYI:

We?re having an intermittent issue with IP addresses not being released. This means some customers may not be able to connect to the internet on their first attempt. Customers should try to connect again and should be able to get on to the web.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Our engineers are working to resolve this issue at the highest priority and will keep this post updated with any changes to the situation.

We?ve experienced a huge increase in demand for mobile devices in the past few weeks and we are moving quickly to meet that demand.

Cheers

Paul




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  Reply # 307869 16-Mar-2010 16:30
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Error 619 is an error connecting to the GGSN that hosts that APN.
There are 3 general reasons why this happens
1. A DNS issue means that the SGSN cannot find the correct GGSN to connect to
2. A network issue means that the SGSN/RNC cannot reach the correct GGSN
3. The GGSN is refusing connections

As John said it would not be a new RNC aka XT

EDIT: As paul just replied at the exact same time Laughing
the reason would be number 3. the GGSN is refusing connections, as it has run out of IP addresses to allocate




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  Reply # 307870 16-Mar-2010 16:31
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Paul, was this demand for mobile devices a result of increased number of users moving from Telecom XT?

Would you call this an "overload"?





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  Reply # 307889 16-Mar-2010 16:47

Overwhelming customer demand is a good problem to have. Usually.




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  Reply # 307890 16-Mar-2010 16:47
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It seems (from the NZNOG list) Vodafone is working to expand the IP address pool allocated to certain APNs. Too many mobile data users not releasing the IP addresses it seems.




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