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Topic # 85084 13-Jun-2011 15:27
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Just received from Vodafone New Zealand


Following this afternoon’s latest aftershocks in Christchurch, Vodafone’s mobile network in the region is fully operational but due to the current demand we are experiencing some congestion.  Due to mains power loss, 27 sites are currently working on back-up power and 3 sites are down.  All Vodafone staff in the Christchurch area are safe and accounted for.

We continue to recommend customers only use their phone for emergency calls to preserve both battery power of their handset as well as reduce capacity on the network.

Ongoing updates are also available on Vodafone’s Forum www.vodafone.co.nz/forum and on twitter @VodafoneNZ. 

The situation is rapidly changing and we will keep the media updated.

Our thoughts are with the entire Christchurch community





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  Reply # 480654 13-Jun-2011 15:31
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The Christchurch branch of ESR has closed down and sent everyone home this afternoon due to the quake. All of the IT systems were shut down due to power outage. Thankfully everyone who was on site is safe.




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  Reply # 480667 13-Jun-2011 15:55
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Just a FYI due to the high number of SMS going cross net please expect some delay with SMS person to person

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  Reply # 480670 13-Jun-2011 16:03
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You've done well Vodafone! Network held up well afterwards thanks.

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  Reply # 480673 13-Jun-2011 16:08
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Police website seems to have held up well to spike in traffic:

Police.govt.nz






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  Reply # 480678 13-Jun-2011 16:32
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Folks, remember to check the Civil Defence website for updated information http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/

TV One is live now (4:30pm) with updated information (if you haver power of course).







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  Reply # 480707 13-Jun-2011 18:41
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As in the previous events, it's a good idea to update your voicemail with "I'm ok" message with date and time. This will allow you to turn off your mobile and save battery for emergencies. People calling you will still know your status.





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  Reply # 480709 13-Jun-2011 18:56
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I made a bline home after I heard what the st was like.. Feb all over :(



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  Reply # 480718 13-Jun-2011 19:15
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I'm beginning to think it's time to abandon CHCH and relocate to Timaru.




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  Reply # 480725 13-Jun-2011 19:47
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old3eyes: I'm beginning to think it's time to abandon CHCH and relocate to Timaru.


my vote for ashburton 





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old3eyes: I'm beginning to think it's time to abandon CHCH and relocate to Timaru.


Just move it west a bit. Its perfectly fine over here.

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