Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Beer Fridge Knocks Out Network

From the Melbourne Heritage Sun:
WANGARATTA'S backyard beer swillers are marvelling at the magic of their chillers after one man's fridge played havoc with Telstra's mobile network. 
The faulty unit shooting out freak electric signals was believed to have caused interference in the mobile data network across several neighbourhoods of the town. 
A team of the telco's crack black-spot cops tracked the rogue beer fridge to a garage in Wangaratta.
It seems that one beer lover's cooler was putting out electrical impulses that interfered the mobile phone system. Says the fridge's owner, "I'm amazed something like that could knock out part of the network."

Never underestimate the power of a well-stocked beer fridge.

See "Fridge fault causes Telstra mobile network blackouts" for the complete story.

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