Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




BDFL - Memuneh
59999 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11098

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 85084 13-Jun-2011 15:27
Send private message

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





Create new topic
2770 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 146

Trusted

  Reply # 480654 13-Jun-2011 15:31
Send private message

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.




Lead Consultant @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 480667 13-Jun-2011 15:55
Send private message

Just a FYI due to the high number of SMS going cross net please expect some delay with SMS person to person

John

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
Baby Get Shaky!
1516 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 372

Subscriber

  Reply # 480670 13-Jun-2011 16:03
Send private message

You've done well Vodafone! Network held up well afterwards thanks.

Baby Get Shaky!
1516 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 372

Subscriber

  Reply # 480673 13-Jun-2011 16:08
Send private message

Police website seems to have held up well to spike in traffic:

Police.govt.nz






BDFL - Memuneh
59999 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11098

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 480678 13-Jun-2011 16:32
Send private message

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).







BDFL - Memuneh
59999 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11098

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 480707 13-Jun-2011 18:41
Send private message

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.





2427 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 246


  Reply # 480709 13-Jun-2011 18:56
Send private message

I made a bline home after I heard what the st was like.. Feb all over :(



7758 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 765

Subscriber

  Reply # 480718 13-Jun-2011 19:15
Send private message

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




Regards,

Old3eyes


4384 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 819

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 480725 13-Jun-2011 19:47
Send private message

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


my vote for ashburton 





338 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 480851 14-Jun-2011 08:50
Send private message

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.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.