The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) announced today that lost and stolen mobile phones will now be blocked on all digital (GSM) networks in Australia.
Australia’s mobile telecommunication industry congratulated the Federal Government on its announcement that it will make it an offence to “rebirth” stolen phones.
Australia's three major GSM mobile phone carriers, Telstra, Vodafone and Optus, all now actively block lost or stolen mobile phones.
AMTA and Australian Law Enforcement Agencies have worked together to develop a comprehensive national response plan to reduce the problem of mobile phone theft in Australia.
Conference for mobile telephone theft and its prevention in Australia. Representatives attended from Australian law enforcement agencies and the mobile phone industry.
Accessible Telecoms and GARI help consumers find a device with the accessibility features that work best for their particular needs.
Mobile phones do not have any characteristics which would make them attractive to lightning strikes. While it is sensible to avoid using a fixed- line (copper wire) phone during a thunderstorm; the same precaution does not apply to mobile phones or fibre optic cable (e.g. NBN).
The UK is moving ahead with the roll-out of 5G technologies and application with an announcement that the UK Government will fund six 5G pilot programs across the country to the value of £25m.