Uh Oh. Telstra's Mobile Network Is Down Again

They say bad things come in threes. There are reports that parts of Testra's mobile network is down again with a steady stream of customers taking their complaints to Twitter. Currently, the network outage appears to be limited to Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and parts of Sydney. Here's the news so far.

Complaints on Twitter are steadily mounting as more customers experience disruptions on the Telstra network for the third time this year. Currently, Telstra has been responding to complainants by asking for more details and recommending they restart their devices. However, the flood of angry tweets from multiple customers suggests that user error is not to blame.

The Aussie Outages mobile tracker site has recorded a huge spate of reported outages in Melbourne, with a smaller amount of problems in Sydney. Nearly 1000 reports have been filed to the site over the last hour, and users in Brisbane and Perth are also experiencing problems.

This latest spate of technical issues follows nationwide network outages on February 9 and March 17. The previous service disruption was caused by an identified problem which caused a significant number of customers to be disconnected from the network. The problem was greatly exacerbated by affected devices all automatically reconnecting at the same time, which caused congestion to the network.

For what it's worth my Telstra phone is still working fine here in Sydney but some of my co-workers appear to be affected. We'll be updating with more details as we get them.

See also: How Can Telstra Avoid The Curse Of Vodafail?


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