Mobile Phones

To: Terry Pacey <>
Subject: Mobile Phones
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 17:30:29 +1000

>I have used a mobile phone at times to let others know of rarities but (and
>it is a big BUT) I have generally found that if you are out of the major
>coastal towns there is very little chance of a signal.  Even my own backyard
>in urban Toowoomba was a mobile "black spot".

This is a bit off topic, but I'll wade in!

I work in country/rural/remote areas all the time, and late last year I traded 
my GSM (digital) 
mobile in for a CDMA (new analogue) unit.  The coverage is much better than 
digital in country 
areas, and drop-outs in the city are almost unheard of.  I will not name the 
company, but it is 
named after a colour associated with some citrus fruits, and outside Melb/Syd 
it goes roaming on 
the partly owned government monopoly CDMA network.  Rates are cheap enough to 
warrant using it 
occasionally too :-)


Lawrie Conole
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