Thanks to Stephen King for pointing out this cute clip called "Vodafail the musical".
I'm not sharing it to have a dig at them - I think somehow that their network issues have been over-stated. Plus I think the combination of a bit of customer churn and new network investments means that the VF network is about to be very very good.
(Interesting discussion can be had here about the timing of investments. A similar issue existed at Telstra once where they didn't invest in more "head room" on their Bigpond servers, a virus infecting their customers created a traffic spike and brought down the service. The story goes that they paid out more in compensation than the capital investment that they had delayed - and had to make the capital investment.
Anyone who thinks running a telco is easy should ask a telco engineer, a marketer and a CFO to explain how you make investment decisions!)
Novae Meridianae Demetae Dexter delenda est