mobile phones

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 03, 2001 at 01:00
ThreadID: 96 Views:2136 Replies:3 FollowUps:1
This Thread has been Archived
what phone is the most suitable, for traveling
to keep in contact/emergency situations in remote
areas and the back blocks digital or cdma & which
network for australia wide coverage.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Pete - Tuesday, Feb 06, 2001 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2001 at 01:00
Vodaphone 100% coverage of australia
AnswerID: 180

Follow Up By: Kim - Wednesday, Feb 07, 2001 at 01:00

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2001 at 01:00
Thats not right, they NEARLY cover all the population....not the land mass. You will find that Vodafones coverage once you venture outside the city is pretty crap.
FollowupID: 21

Reply By: Greg Harewood - Wednesday, Feb 07, 2001 at 01:00

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2001 at 01:00
Vodaphone does have 100% coverage but only with regard to their satellite service - ie you need a Satellite Phone. These are excellent and will work anywhere (except inside) but a little expensive, not only to purchace ($1000+) but also to run (ours is $75 month + some free calls). All carriers (telstra, optus, vodaphone)have coverage maps showing the areas of service for their respectice Digital and CDMA phones(some are a bit optimistic)so check these out. None have Australia wide coverage. Have you considered a HF radio and membership to the A4WDRN ( Greg
AnswerID: 185

Reply By: Paul Mery - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2001 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2001 at 01:00
Unless you want to go satelite, I suggest just get digital and telstra, they have coverage at most towns around Australia (check maps). For email connect to Telstra wireless and use your laptop, only in towns of course. It is slow but if your keep emails to text it is a great way to stay in touch with friends/family etc. Telstra do not charge for the supply of this service, they make their money through telephone call charges, so email off peak....
AnswerID: 197

Sponsored Links