Major Telstra mobile outage hits nationwide, with calls and data affected

A widespread interruption to Telstra mobile service is being felt across the country, with thousands of disgruntled customers taking to social media to complain that calls are unavailable. Mobile data is affected as well, including 2G, 3G and 4G services.

The Service Status page at Telstra's website has been showing "interruptions" across the board in all major cities since 12.45pm, claiming an "interruption" may cause difficulties for some customers.

At the time of writing some mobile phones are apparently able to access data and call services, so the interruption is not absolute, but complaints continue to roll in on social media.

On Twitter, Telstra said it was working to resolve the issue soon.