Network speeds strained as Aussies’ make the most of Telstra’s free data day

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To make up for yet another outage on its network, Australia’s biggest telecommunications provider offered its customers a day of entirely free mobile data. Thanks to slow and sticky network speeds, however, the Sunday event did not become the Telstra lovefest the company may have hoped for. 

The 24-hour data bacchanal was the second Telstra has offered this year. The first occurred in February following an outage of mobile and Internet services on Feb. 9 that was blamed on “embarrassing human error.” Aussie were not shy with their sorry gift, making their way through a whopping 1,841 terabytes of data on Feb. 14. Read more…

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