EFTPOS services affected nationwide
Tuesday 22 February 2010
Retailers across the
country may be experiencing delays processing EFTPOS
transactions in the wake of the earthquake that shook
Christchurch this afternoon. The delays are due to the huge
pressure on Telecom’s network, and will affect retailers
using dial-up services.
The earthquake has not
affected the Paymark network. Paymark asks that retailers
remain patient and advise that services will return to
normal once the volume of calls subsides.
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
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