Mobile coverage across the Nullabor

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 19:02
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Guys,

Probably a silly question but is there full mobile coverage across the Nullabor?

We are going to travel from Gundaroo to Perth and need to be in touch the whole way is that possible??
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Reply By: TomH - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 19:04

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 19:04
No There isnt A satfone is the only sure way to have full coverage.
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Follow Up By: Gundarooster - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 19:06

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 19:06
TomH,

Thx for the prompts response, where and how big are the gaps??
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Follow Up By: TomH - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 19:17

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 19:17
Cant remember Perhaps a look at your providers coverage map would tell you Or a ring to their support and ask them.

Coverage at Eucla and Madura that I know of.

We fired up the Satfone when leaving Norseman and used it to Ceduna.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 20:00

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 20:00
The Telstra Coverage Map is here.

I found there is coverage at Balladonia, Caiguna, Eucla and Nullabor. There wasn't at Mundrabilla or Fraser Range van park. Don't know about other places. Of course an external antenna would improve coverage.
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Follow Up By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 20:42

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 20:42
This is probably pretty hopeful but ...

https://www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/our-coverage

And this is Telstra too

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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 20:53

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 20:53
We went over and back last year and spent three nights in total camped on the side of the road, each night we had Telstra mobile coverage which allowed me to send & receive emails. I used Wikicamps with the filter set to Telstra mobile reception.

There were some stretches where there was no coverage but this would have been less that half the total distance.
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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 23:03

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 23:03
Mundrabilla was an odd one for me. Very poor to non existent at the roadhouse itself but a few km west quite good.

Of course that was with telstra. Another carrier may not be as good.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: mike39 - Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 10:38

Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 10:38
We came across early May. For most of the way (with Telstra) data transmission was easily obtained and (as commented) voice communication at the roadhouses.
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Reply By: Rod W6 - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 21:10

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 21:10
Just get a long bit of string with a can on each end and pull tight when you need to talk to the person on the other end.
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Follow Up By: Mudripper - Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 12:14

Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 12:14
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 23:45

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 23:45
I take it your are not foolish enough to try and get coverage with anyone but Telstra so I'm only giving their link. Try this interactive map. It shows considerable coverage along the roads if you have an external antenna.
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