working on the helpdesk is hell right now cause of this outage. I have spent the whole day saying the same thing "we have a network outage at the moment, caused by a third party, we hope to have it resolved in the next couple of hours"
Vodafone/ihug has been dead all afternoon. Try switching to Mobile broadband as a backup. I've been on 3G since 2pm & that is working fine. In fact, its the only way I can get to the status page of the Vodafone network, as the helpdesk is 100% gone with the volume of calls. Wish I had not left my Linksys 3G router at work this weekend!!!