Mobile services have now been restored to areas north of Auckland that were plunged into a reception black-hole by a cable fault earlier today.
A Vodafone spokeswoman said mobile services for its customers in areas including Warkworth, Leigh and Matakana were affected by an "unexpected third-party fibre cut".
The company said calling, text and data mobile services had been affected.
Vodafone said repair work was carried out by Chorus.
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Services were restored shortly before 6pm today.
The spokeswoman earlier said Vodafone apologised to customers for any inconvenience.
A 2degrees spokeswoman said some of its customers were also affected, as they connected to some Vodafone cells in the area.