16 Dec 2012

Free calls offered to compensate for outage

5:21 am on 16 December 2012

Telecom is offering its landline subscribers free calls to other Telecom landlines on Christmas Day, to make up for losing the broadband service last week.

The company says customers will also be able to connect their mobile devices to free WiFi hotspots being installed at dozens of holiday destinations.

Details of the locations will be confirmed next week.

Chief executive Chris Quin said he hoped the offer would go some way to making up for frustrations experienced by customers as a result of the broadband problems.