Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Rogers goes down cross-Canada

Interesting evening in Canadian telecom, as Rogers is experiencing a widespread outage - er, what they call "voice service interruptions affecting wireless customers in Ontario and Quebec."

Other reports say it's nationwide. I'll believe the others. Because.

This all happens on the day that Rogers bowed to customer pressure to carry BlackBerry's new Z30 phone. The carrier last week said it wouldn't sell the flagship device at retail, which I called a slap in the face mere months after the CEOs of both companies were best buds at the BlackBerry 10 launch.

Coincidence? We'll never know. But the forces of the universe may not be all that pleased with Canada's largest wireless carrier this evening.

1 comment:

Liam Paul Lahey said...

Exchanged a few tweets with friends in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Montreal, and outside the GTA. Everyone is experiencing the same outage.

I tweeted earlier to all affected to demand a discount from Rogers. After all, what if you were trying to make a 911 call right now? Not acceptable, especially in light of how much they charge.

Blaming BlackBerry? Respectfully, that smacks of South Park's "blame Canada" silliness.