4 Feb 2017

Did Telstra nearly cause a diplomatic episode?

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Historic phone call between Trump and Turnbull cut short by Telstra outage

It will surely go down as one of the most famous telephone calls in Australian history.

Reports from mainstream media have been saying that President Trump hung up on the Prime Minister not long into the conversation.

However, the Advocate can reveal that the reason for the short phone call was in fact Telstra’s atrocious coverage.

“When the call dropped out, Mr Turnbull threw the phone across his office Russel Crowe-style,” said one of the prime ministerial aids. “He tried to flip his desk over but ultimately settled for throwing his chair into a bookshelf.”

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