CASH ONLY: A nationwide Telstra outage is taking out ATMs and EFTPOS machines

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A nationwide Telstra outage is forcing business to ask customers to pay in cash on Friday afternoon.

“We are currently experiencing an issue with some enterprise customer machine to machine (M2M) data services, which is impacting services including EFTPOS Devices and ATMs,” the telco said.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

It has been reported that the outage has also affected taxis.

Some people are taking to Twitter, venting their frustrations:

https://twitter.com/STRAYAHUNT/status/1058162643683274752

Others are directing it at their banks:

As of 5pm AEDT the issue remains unresolved.

In May, Telstra’s 3G and 4G services went down, leaving customers across the country unable to make calls or use their data.

That was caused by software fault in the 4G network, causing customers to be diverted to the 3G network which then overloaded.

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