Vodafone informs its cherished customers that the ongoing load shedding exercise has come with operational challenges for the company’s network, particularly the fixed broadband services.
The 24-hour outage schedule and reduced hours of power availability has compounded the situation for the company’s fixed network stations across the country.
The majority of Vodafone’s equipment and platforms run on electricity supply from the national grid, with robust back-up solutions (generators and batteries) for occasions when power from the grid is unavailable.
However, there is no network design that can sustain uninterrupted availability in situations where the commercial power outage is as prolonged as it is currently in the country.
To demonstrate Vodafone’s understanding of the collective challenge in these trying times and to mitigate the effect of the current power disruptions on fixed broadband customers, Vodafone has decided to offer a one-week validity extension to all fixed broadband users.
This offer will increase the validity time of the monthly bundle from 30 to 37 days.
Additionally, active fixed broadband customers will receive a free-of-charge monthly mobile broadband data bundle as back-up to their fixed broadband connection.
These reliefs would be effective from the 2nd of April, 2015 and will be on offer until the power situation is stabilised.
Vodafone wishes to assure all customers that the company remains committed to providing them with the best of experience in using its services. Vodafone is working expediently on other possible reliefs and remedial measures, given the current situation.
For any isolated concerns, customers are advised to kindly dial 100 for immediate attention.
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Source: Chris Joe Quaicoe/ email: [email protected]
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