Outage hits Vodafone 2G broadband
The issue with Vodafone's 2G mobile broadband has been resolved.
The outage that affected mobile broadband across the lower North Island was due to a software issue but had since been resolved, Vodafone said.
The outage had affected eftpos in taxis and the text-a-park function on carpark pay machines throughout the lower North Island this morning.
If people were still experiencing issues with terminals they should turn them off and on again, Vodafone said.
Wellington Combined Taxis confirmed eftpos was down in its vehicles this morning
Eftpos operator Paymark, which processes about three quarters of New Zealand's electronic transactions, said its services had not been affected.
Tournament Parking said earlier that it was having "big issues" this morning with Vodafone 2G mobile broadband.
The parking company, which has five main carparks in Wellington, said the outage had affected the text-a-park options on its pay and display machines and it expected the issue to continue for the rest of the day
Customers were still able to pay using a credit card or cash, a Tournament Parking spokesperson said.
Customers would be able to park and go away to find cash to pay for their park if they were unable to pay via the text-a-park option without risking a fine, she said.
The parking company tried to help people, or be lenient in these sorts of situations, she said.
Tournament Parking had experienced problems with the text-a-park option before due to Vodafone mobile broadband outages, Tournament said.
However, Vodafone was good at fixing the problem promptly, she added.
The company's machines had also been affected by "intermittent" mobile broadband problems yesterday, she said.
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