Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/29/vodafone_outage/

Vodafone sends Manchester back to the 90s

Third generation, what third generation?

By Bill Ray

Posted in Mobile, 29th November 2007 11:27 GMT

Vodafone customers in Greater Manchester are having to rely on 2G services as a hardware fault has brought down the whole area's 3G coverage.

Users of the 3G network are reporting dropped calls and incoming connections being routed direct to voice mail, though switching the handset to use 2G, GSM, seems to fix the problem.

Vodafone told The Reg that engineers are rushing replacement parts to the scene, and a fix is expected later today. ®