TELSTRA DOWN: Australia reacts to losing its internet

TELSTRA'S mobile networks across Australia, for about 800,000 services, went down at lunchtime on Tuesday.

People all over the country were suddenly forced into an existential crisis as their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, memes and cat pictures were all taken away.

In true internet style though, for those using actual computers that weren't affected by the Great Telstra Outage of 2016, there was comedy.

Here are some of the best reactions to Telstra's network problems: