NTL is blaming a "safety issue" for suspending 2,000 phone lines in Dublin. Punters have already been warned of the issue and had their services unplugged.
Instead, they've told to find another company to provide their telco services.
In a statement the cableco said: "NTL Ireland has taken the decision to suspend its domestic direct telephone service in Dublin. All 2,000 customers are being advised of this decision and we are recommending that each customer contact an alternative telecoms provider with immediate effect.
"We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused as a result of this. The issue does not affect any other service provided by NTL. The company has taken this decision after identifying a safety issue associated with its domestic direct telephone equipment."
A spokeswoman for the company declined to comment further on the nature of the "safety issue" citing "legal reasons" for NTL staying schtum. ®