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Vodafone's mobile network wobbled last night leaving punters unable to call anyone on the Orange network.

The incident occurred at around 2.30am this morning and was blamed on a software glitch. Engineers resolved the problem at around 9.15am this morning.

However, as part of the fix Vodafone punters whose numbers were originally ported over from Orange found themselves facing problems making and receiving calls.

One punter told El Reg: "I've been unable to receive calls. Calls made from the BT network either get a 'sorry, there is a fault' or 'the number you have dialled has not been recognised' message. Outbound calls from the affected phones are working OK though."

A spokesman for Vodafone told us that this problem was sorted at 2.30pm this afternoon. Which is exactly 12 hours after the original outage. A day after Hallowe'en. Spooky, no? ®

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