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Hope no one is relying on Vodophone

pierre_pierre
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Hope no one is relying on Vodophone

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12595681
Vodafone's mobile network has been disrupted following a break-in at its exchange centre in Basingstoke.
The company said that several hundred thousand customers had lost voice, text and internet access.
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randpwar
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Re: Hope no one is relying on Vodophone

My mobile's on Vodaphone. Probably a very daft question but how would I know if I haven't tried to make a call or send a text, which I haven't had need to......or might I have not received a communication as a result of this?
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Re: Hope no one is relying on Vodophone

I saw that on the news on TV earlier. Why on earth would someone break into a phone exchange? It's not like you're going to nick the switchboard and flog it at a car boot sale is it.
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Re: Hope no one is relying on Vodophone

copper ?Huh
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Re: Hope no one is relying on Vodophone

I had the message 'No Access to Network' on the handset (instead of Vodafone UK) for most of the morning. However its now working again.
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Re: Hope no one is relying on Vodophone

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copper ??

Don't be daft - there's never one around when you need them, and anyway, they've all been made redundant due to local governmant cuts  Crazy
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Re: Hope no one is relying on Vodophone

I thought he meant copper as in metal - IE the hundreds of miles of cabling they might have.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Hope no one is relying on Vodophone

dont be silly Mobile phones dont use cables Grin Grin
But this is from the article
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Burglars hit the facility in the early hours of Monday morning, stealing computer equipment and network hardware.
Most of the users affected were in the M4 corridor area, to the west of London

are you sure it wasnt you looking to replace all that rubbish under your stairs