+ Saturday December 7th, 2019

If you’re in South Australia and experiencing an issue with Telstra at the moment, you’re not alone. This follows a number of infrastructure based outages that Telstra have suffered over the last 12 months.

This time around it’s not Telstra’s infrastructure that is to blame, its thanks to a contractor who clearly hasn’t followed the mantra “Dial before you dig”, taking out fibre optic cables and creating a significant outage involving 3G, 4G and ADSL service between Brighton and Marion (for those from other states, that’s a fair area). As yet there is no confirmed resolution time for the issue as it will involve re-routing connections or rebuilding fibre in the area.

If you’re in the area and desperate for phone or data, it might be worth getting a pre-paid SIM with one of the other providers until Telstra services are restored.

If you’re in the area, let us know how heavily you’re being affected by this outage

Phil Tann   Associate

Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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I do not think even Telstra ever does a dial before you dig check as a few years ago when the house next door to my parents was being built it was cut 3 times in total once by Telstra. The only guys that seemed to have done a proper check was the guys who put in the sewerage and knew where everything was and did not damage a thing.

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