Optus says sorry after clock blooper

Phone clocks set an hour early, problem now resolved

Optus has apologised after mistakenly setting Queensland customers’ clocks an hour ahead.

“Due to a technical issue, selected Optus customers in Southern Queensland temporarily saw their mobile clocks changed to an hour ahead,” an Optus spokesperson said in a statement.

“We have fixed the issue this morning so all mobiles are now be back to accurate time. Optus apologises to any customers who experienced any inconvenience this morning.”

Many Optus customers in the state were woken up an hour early as a result of the glitch — with the issue even eliciting a response from the Queensland Police on Twitter.

The police weren’t the only ones to use the hashtag #optuswrongtime.

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