Telstra service: Brisbane mobile users cut off from network for 10 days

Building works at Brookside Shopping Centre in Mitchelton are behind the suspension. Picture: Josh WoningTELSTRA customers in three north Brisbane suburbs will not be able to use their phones, even to call triple-0, for up to ten days.

Residents in Gaythorne, Mitchelton and Everton Park residents were sent text messages saying they could lose service from 6am to 6pm weekdays as Telstra switches off its mobile base station in the area.

The outage is a result of building works at Brookside Shopping Centre in Mitchelton, requiring Telstra to shut down parts of its “mobile infrastructure” on the shopping centre’s roof while works are carried out.

This means customers will be unable to make or receive calls or texts on their mobile phone.

Telstra area general manager May Boisen said the outage could also affect customers wishing to contact emergency services…

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