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Victorian Earthquake Got Telstra Talking

The things it takes to get you people to phone your parents. As Victoria stopped shaking last night, everyone on Telstra seemingly took out their phones and started doing the ring-around, according to a network traffic graph released by the telco.

Telstra saw an explosion in voice traffic, up fourfold on a usual day at the same time. Text message traffic also skyrocketed.

Sadly, the graphic doesn’t show exactly how many thousand people were making voice calls at the time of the quake, but we can observe a massive spike in traffic after the ground stopped shaking.

It’s a wonder the ground didn’t start shaking again with all those phones vibrating. [Telstra]

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