Storm damage blamed for phone problems

By Sara Bryce

Monday, February 24, 2014


AN O2 phone mast in Ryde, damaged by recent storms has left some Isle of Wight customers without a signal for around a week.

A spokesman for the mobile phone provider said today (Monday) the mast and the roof of the building near George Street suffered extensive damage during the bad weather.

The spokesman said: "Our engineers have now been able to recover our equipment and we are conducting surveys and liaising with local authorities as well as third party suppliers to identify a location for a temporary solution.

"We are working as quickly as we can to restore service to the Ryde area and apologise for the inconvenience."


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