Communication Systems

Submitted: Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 21:32
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Forgot to ask. Am looking for a reliable communication system when travelling the high country. CDMA has been recommended. Has anyone had experience with this and how reliable is it.
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Reply By: Member - Ian - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 22:13

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 22:13
twandy. Yes CDMS is more reliable than GSM in most outback/mountain areas. We have both and always got better service from the CDMA (with Orange). Orange CDMA uses the Telstra network when you are outside the large city areas. Ian
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Reply By: Tony - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 07:39

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 07:39
Go to the Telstra Web site and look up the coverage maps for both systems and the see the difference whem using the in car kit and antenna.
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Reply By: Alex H - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 15:07

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 15:07
the only area where the above comments on CDMA having better coverage doesn't hold true is in the Goldfields of WA, where many of the mines have put in their own GSM towers. i know this doesn't concern you, but others might be interested.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Peter [SA] - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 18:18

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 18:18
twandy,
Sattelite phone is absolutely reliable any where you can see the sky, motorola 9500 available for $995.00, included you get 2 batteries, car charger, 240V charger, roof mounted aerial, leather case, hand strap etc, $28.00 month plan, $1.98min call cost to any other phone in Aust. thru Telstra. P.S. i dont work for Telstra just recommending a very good reliable service.
Cheers Peter
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Reply By: twandy - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 11:20

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 11:20
Thanks all. Have a good map now from Telstra on coverage and a good starting point on systems. I don't worry too much about getting lost just snake bites and being on my own. That is an excellent web site.

DON'T UPSET ME! I'M RUNNING OUT OF PLACES TO HIDE THE BODIES.
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