Telstra blocking data SIMs in phones

By Teltech ICT

Telstra has recently implemented a change to its Mobile Broadband policies which restricts customers from using a data SIM service in a compatible smartphone.

The change came into effect on July 1 and it applies to all post-paid mobile broadband SIMs — pre-paid SIMs are excluded.

In the event a data SIM is used in a compatible smartphone, customers will receive the following message:

“If you do try to use your mobile broadband or tablet SIM in a handset device then your data access will be blocked. We’ll send an SMS to inform you of this and if you’re accessing a web browser from your mobile handset you’ll also be redirected to a webpage advising you of this.”

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