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Offline thaiga

Telephones Go Dead: Network Fails
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:28:40 PM »
Phuket Mobile Telephones Go Dead: Network Fails Across Thailand's South

Mobile telephone services all over Phuket were cut off today with would-be callers reporting difficulties in provinces as far away as Nakhon Si Thammarat, on the Gulf of Thailand.

Perplexed callers on Phuket had their conversations suddenly cut. All of the southern provinces have been affected, Phuketwan has been able to confirm.

DTAC was said to have suffered a failure at its key signal centre in the province of Chumporn about 10am. An official said they were trying to rectify the problem.

Phuketwan, based on the holiday island of Phuket, relies on mobile telephones for communication.

Reporters and other staff were struggling along with other people to work out what was happening.

One reader in Surin, on Phuket's west coast, emailed that their mobile service had dropped out entirely.

Another in Chalong was able to sms to say: 'Trying to call you back but network busy. Strange!'

Strange and potentially disastrous. In all of Phuket's planning for natural disasters, the mobile telephone system is regarded as an essential.

Although there are fallback plans, most people on Phuket rely on their mobile telephones as the at-all-times means of communication.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Offline thaiga

Re: mobile network failure across Thailand
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 02:08:30 PM »
DTAC mobile network failure across Thailand

Is/was your DTAC mobile dead today?

BANGKOK: -- Thailand's second biggest mobile operator DTAC is down across the country since this morning.

Some users got a "no network" message around 10.00 am, other reports the network to be down around 11.55am. Thaivisa members in Bangkok, Pattaya, Khon Kaen, Phuket, Khao Lak, Pak Kret, Koh Phangan and Songkhla are reporting that the network is dead.

Some users reports that SMS messaging is working but voice calls are not possible.

Tha--isa has tried to contact DTAC customer service center, but to no avail. No information to customers has been posted on DTAC Facebook or Twitter pages, as the company goes silent.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.