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Topic # 222734 26-Aug-2017 09:38
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With Sparks recent outage the other day which caused a great inconvenience, I am interested to know if Vodafone or 2 Degrees have these issues as well, are they just lucky not make it to the main stream media news? I only have a Spark connection so I am none the wiser when it comes to Voda and 2D down time.

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  Reply # 1852899 26-Aug-2017 09:41
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It happens to every single mobile / fixed line network in the world from time to time

 

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  Reply # 1852905 26-Aug-2017 10:01
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Don't you work for Spark Linex, so the media just bash Spark and leave the other two alone, I find this hard to believe if Voda or 2D also had a nation wide outage.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1852909 26-Aug-2017 10:21
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kornflake: Don't you work for Spark Linex, so the media just bash Spark and leave the other two alone, I find this hard to believe if Voda or 2D also had a nation wide outage.

 

No I have never worked for Telecom / Spark and have never claimed to so no idea why you even suggested I did

 

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  Reply # 1852910 26-Aug-2017 10:25
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My apologies Linux, sorry to be of that opinion.

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  Reply # 1852915 26-Aug-2017 11:05
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The media does seem to love to bash on spark when they have a failure, VF too, for some reason 2d gets a bit of a pass.

 

If communication is really important to you, then you need to have a backup. That is one problem with people that use phones as phones, since the number is only accessable thru one thing, so cant really be backed up, but a second data connection which IMO is vastly more important is as simple as carrying a sim card around with you that you top up once a year to keep alive.





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  Reply # 1852946 26-Aug-2017 12:25
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Linux once sat on a competing  mobile providers team.

 

 

 

as above, everyone has outages. I'm for one not glad it happened to our network, however resolution was reasonably rapid when you consider the undertaking to restore service.

 

4G came back up, then 3G as i understand it.

 

 

 

The proceeding day taking out a large fibre line on both the chorus network and Some of the backhaul to some towers on sparks network also did not help matters in terms of how the media presents it.





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  Reply # 1853048 26-Aug-2017 18:11
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Understand that stuff goes down, but Spark seem to have a nation wide issue more than most.

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kornflake: Understand that stuff goes down, but Spark seem to have a nation wide issue more than most.
IMO, they are the proverbial 800 pound gorilla in the market & therefore easily have the biggest target on their back to get attacked.

 

In 2009 when I arrived in NZ, they also seemed like the NZ national telecomms brand, while the others are corporations in it for the money.


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  Reply # 1853085 26-Aug-2017 20:06
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All providers have issues. The media jumps on and makes it often sound worse than what it really is. 

 

2degrees had a major nationwide outage this time last year.
Vodafone has also had a few last year.

 

Now, these are just quick Google searches. You'll likely notice it more if you were a customer of them but in general all 3 networks are quite reliable.





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