Warwick hit by landline failure
ABOUT 3500 Rose City homes and business were left without landline telephones yesterday afternoon.
Businesses were forced to divert their numbers to mobiles and were unable to use EFTPOS facilities as a form of payment for about three hours while the public did it the old-fashioned way by footing it to fulfil their communication need.
A number of Warwick businesses confirmed to the Daily News their phones were out for close to four hours.
Telstra Country Wide Southern Queensland general manager Nigel Beaman said the outage was raised with the communications giant about 12.50pm yesterday.
“The problem was a hardware fault, which had to be replaced, which lasted about three hours and was fixed about 2.45pm,” Mr Beaman said.
“I don’t have exact figures, but thousands of people would have been affected in Warwick’s CBD, about 3500 (people).
“Telstra apologies for any inconvenience the outage may have caused.”