Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/24/web_n_walk_down/
Web'n'Walk falls over
But only Scousers affected
Punters in the north of England using T-Mobile lost all data connectivity yesterday for around 12 hours, but the company says that's OK because it was mainly during the night and northerners are all tucked up in bed by six.
All connections, including Web'n'Walk, went down at around 17.30 because of a power failure and didn't come back up for 12 hours. We'd like to say that the company offered the usual apologies for the lack of service, but it didn't, instead explaining that it didn't matter as "Disruption to customers was minimised because of the timing of the power failure".
The problem was apparently down to a switch at Barnsley which engineers worked overnight to fix. T-Mobile customers are no-doubt delighted to be connected again, possibly even enough not to mind the missing platitudinous apology. ®