Results from an Otago Chamber of Commerce survey being
undertaken this week are likely to contain bad news for
Telecom as members vent their frustration and anger about
continued interruption to their mobile phone coverage.
The patience of Telecom chief executive Paul Reynolds ran out
yesterday as he fronted up to media and customers to explain
about yet another XT mobile network failure, which left up to
220,000 customers south of Taupo without coverage on Monday.
Employers should get out and promote themselves to staff who
are thinking of leaving for greener pastures, and remind them
that they had been retained through one of the harshest
downturns in history, an employment specialist says.
The lack of mobile phone coverage from Telecom's XT network
continued to frustrate thousands of people yesterday as
services remained interrupted in Queenstown, Invercargill,
Timaru and parts of Dunedin.