Phone lines down across Sussex

Phone lines are down in locations across Sussex.

Residents have reported no service in areas of Brighton as well as Polegate and Eastbourne.

Calls to numbers in affected areas all result in the engaged tone. One customer has contacted the Argus to say he is frantically trying and failing to get through to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

A BT spokeswoman said: “We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in sme areas, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble with their telephone line. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can.”

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10:57am Wed 9 May 12

Fercri Sakes says...

This is how it begins!

I'm sure I can just about make out a Chinese attack fleet on the horizon. We'll all be making iPads in a month or two.

Good luck!
This is how it begins! I'm sure I can just about make out a Chinese attack fleet on the horizon. We'll all be making iPads in a month or two. Good luck! Fercri Sakes

11:27am Wed 9 May 12

Jowint says...

I'm in Brighton. My email update from BT - having reported the fault - is that they hope to repair it by May 14th!
I'm in Brighton. My email update from BT - having reported the fault - is that they hope to repair it by May 14th! Jowint

11:42am Wed 9 May 12

Spanners says...

All lines down at my work. All nice and quiet. Take your time BT !
All lines down at my work. All nice and quiet. Take your time BT ! Spanners

12:02pm Wed 9 May 12

BiggerH says...

who wants to go to the pub?
who wants to go to the pub? BiggerH

12:17pm Wed 9 May 12

Tis I says...

Mine are working, anyone with an urgent call to make let me know it's £1.00 a minute.
Mine are working, anyone with an urgent call to make let me know it's £1.00 a minute. Tis I

12:18pm Wed 9 May 12

Kerrplunk says...

Apparently the exchange has lost power / blown up. No estimated time for repair....
Apparently the exchange has lost power / blown up. No estimated time for repair.... Kerrplunk

12:44pm Wed 9 May 12

PaulOckenden says...

When I spoke to BT they said "Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeeeeeeeep"
When I spoke to BT they said "Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeep" PaulOckenden

2:56pm Wed 9 May 12

The Real Phil says...

The web page told me to phone the help line to let them know that the phone did not work. Classic. But it did raise the question of how the phone could not work yet the same phone line which supplies the internet did!
The web page told me to phone the help line to let them know that the phone did not work. Classic. But it did raise the question of how the phone could not work yet the same phone line which supplies the internet did! The Real Phil

5:35pm Wed 9 May 12

KempTownGirl says...

What a lovely quiet day at work!! Not so great for the company, but fab for me...
What a lovely quiet day at work!! Not so great for the company, but fab for me... KempTownGirl

3:09pm Thu 10 May 12

minnie&teddy says...

we had the same thing as the real phil,no phone but the internet was working!
we had the same thing as the real phil,no phone but the internet was working! minnie&teddy

2:26pm Fri 11 May 12

GRUMPAH says...

minnie&teddy wrote:
we had the same thing as the real phil,no phone but the internet was working!
The telephone and the internet only share the wires from your premises to the exchange, they then use separate equipment. Therefore if it's a fault within the exchange you may still get one without the other.
[quote][p][bold]minnie&teddy[/bold] wrote: we had the same thing as the real phil,no phone but the internet was working![/p][/quote]The telephone and the internet only share the wires from your premises to the exchange, they then use separate equipment. Therefore if it's a fault within the exchange you may still get one without the other. GRUMPAH

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