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Telstra or any Network - Mobile Phone use Availability
Next G Phone
Coverage & Availability CDMA Versus Next G
I cannot understand in this day and age with our modern technology, why we cannot travel across Australia from state to state and not be able to use our mobile phones.
On the nullabor we have emergency phones - Going from the West to the Eastern States. These are for emergency use only - some of these are at:
239k's from Norseman
300k's from Norseman
575k's from Norseman
60k's after Border
133k's after Border
If these phones are accessible for use via satelite, then why can't the powers to be organise satelite coverage for use by all.
Companies are selling the next G phones which are supposed to give good coverage, yet this has now been proved not to be so.
I have personally spoken to many travellers who have said they wished they hadn't bought one. In fact they wished they had not changed from CDMA.
We had no phone coverage after leaving Norseman until we reached the outskirts of Ceduna. I do not have one of the latest phones. Misguidedly I went with Telstra, thinking that would give me better access, that's why I went with them. How wrong could I have been.
Why has Telstra or the powers to be ruined something that was proven to work. Tragic consequences have resulted from their action in discontinuing with CDMA. People have lost their lives because of this new technology.
We have to admit, sometimes NEW is not always BEST.
Any Suggestions Please
Has anyone got any suggestions for what is the best
Or whatever other type. I would really be interested to hear any suggestions as to what really can work out in the outback.