I wondered if Rioters had noticed any diminution of their Optus mobile broadband signal (applies also to Virgin, Amaysim, Dodo, Exetel, various other resellers of the Optus network).
I have been with Virgin mobile BB for several weeks and after experimenting with a wok aerial and the direction it points have been getting speeds of around 6Mb/s for a month or so now – enough for my humble needs. I turned off at midday Wednesday 19 Oct and after being away from Canberra a couple of days I turned on again around 8am Friday and the signal would have been less than 10% of normal. I am experimenting now with the direction the wok points – got a small improvement – but still too slow to load the netspeed.net page. I contacted Virgin Friday and learnt nothing all day – no reply Saturday. Just wondered if anybody else has a similar experience – ~90% loss of useful service after many weeks of working OK ? I am only a km line of sight from the aerial on the roundabout in Clarrie Hermes Drive between Horse Park Drive and Kelleway Avenue in Casey.
I think it is likely that particular aerial has malfunctioned – wondered what others think.