Telstra's mobile internet coverage

Submitted: Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 23:08
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Had a look at the coverage for N.T. and W.A. It looks very sparse up north - only in the towns where, my daughter assures me, internet cafes would provide the same service, more cheaply.
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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 23:21

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 23:21
Nothing like having your own puter with you though is there??

Mobile internet for most of the time and use the local access points when there is none. That way you can download all the accumulated emails next time your mobile jobby is in contact.

You can also do your business, banking I mean,!!! on your own secure puter rather than some potentially compromised internet cafe etc.

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Follow Up By: Member - loris G (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 08:45

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 08:45
Just curious - do you simply say "Not so" to everything, hence the title?
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Follow Up By: Notso - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 10:42

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 10:42
Yes well it could mean that my surname was Wise or Bright or Smart, or Good or something like that, not that it is mind you but it could mean that??
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 23:32

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 23:32
I've tried them bloody rip off Internet cafes some time ago in Roadhouses, Stick a $2 coin in abd time it loads up the email the times nearly run out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 08:42

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 08:42
Doesn't Dusty use the peemail service . My dog downloads data from every pee she smells and then uploads an answer .

It's cheap and Australia wide access is guarranpeed .

Willie
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 08:47

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 08:47
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Of course.......I taught him.

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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 23:54

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 23:54
Loris.

A business associate has a safari camp 45 km from SE of Jabiru Kakadu N.P. it's a camp ground near a croc infested Billabong, and the only power source is a 3 kva gen set, He has 3G broadband internet.

I think you will be ok.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 05:42

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 05:42
If you get a good car aerial you will get a much better coverage with internet. I have an adapter that allows it to connect to my next g card. Around Tom Price I get internet 50klms closer with the car aerial than with out.

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Reply By: Member - loris G (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 08:44

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 08:44
Thank you everyone for your replies - they put a more positive spin on getting it.
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:44

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:44
G'day

With all due respects to your daughters advice I wouldnt rely on these internet cafes in every small town ...simply because they dont all have them.........

As a local who travels our north frequently I can assure you that Telstra have done a bloody marvelous job in their coverage of the areas to the north of our state and it never ceases to amaze me me where they do have coverage.....if you can get next G mobile phone then you have next G mobile broadband...its as simple as that....add a black stick with a patch lead and improves considerably

It is a big state with a lot of "nothing" between towns over a vast area and no one can expect to be in a coverage area all the time

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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:54

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:54
Loris, I've just set up my system. I got an RFI 2195 6.5db high gain antenna (about 1 m long), which is mounted on the bull bar. Cost about $100 from a Telstra shop. I also needed a patch lead to connect the antenna cable to the phone. Cost about $20 over the net as I couldn't find one in stock in any of the local retailers.

I use my phone as the modem. That way I don't need to sign up to long term contracts and don't need to buy a modem. I can buy Telstra data packs on a casual basis as required. 1G is $89 per month. 200M is $59 per month from memery.

I have the system working OK at home, but have not tested on the road yet. Heading for NT in a couple of weeks, so that will give it a good test. As far as I know, if you have next G phone coverage, broadband will work. In low signal areas, broadband might be slower, but it should still work. I'm about to put that theory to the test.

Norm C
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