Gavin / xpd / FastRaccoon / Geek of Coastguard New Zealand
Common sense is not as common as you think.
The 2degrees network is running, but with some congestion. Please make essential calls only.Our thoughts are with the people of Christchurch this afternoon. Our network is operating, although we have several cell sites off the air at present. We have battery back up in place so calls and texts are getting through, but increased demand means congestion is likely.
Our staff, who thankfully have not been hurt, are working as fast as possible to get services restored.
Please avoid calling, texting and data use if it’s not essential.
UPDATE: Tuesday 22nd February - 13:30.
There has been a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch.
It has affected power supply to a number of sites in the greater Christchurch area. A number of sites are currently operating on battery power so we are working with the local power company and Civil Defence to maintain service.
Vodafone recommends customers in the area keep calls to a minimum to keep the network clear for emergency services. If you can avoid making a call on the mobile network, please do so – try sending a TXT instead. However, if the situation is an emergency, don’t hesitate to make that call.
Our number one priority at the moment is to ensure our people are safe and we will keep you updated as the situation changes.