Updated: Apr 7, 2022
Best mobile networks for regional Western Australians in 2021 that travel regularly outside major centres.
So, what is the best mobile network for regional WA if you regularly travel outside large towns?
The thing was, a few years ago, I would have said. Telstra.
Well, today, it is a little more complicated. These days you would need two networks.
I first entered the mobile phone industry in 1991 with Vodafone, so I was there initially. I live in the most fantastic part of Australia, the Kimberley, which has its mobile coverage challenges. I do specialize in remote voice and data solutions.
Communication has always been an issue in remote Australia especially mobile; until now, Telstra has been the leading player; however, that is changing with Government support through funding programs like the Federal Black Spot Mobile Funding Program.
Optus has been rolling out small cells around WA, especially in the Kimberley; arguably, they have better coverage up the Gibb River Road than Telstra.
So, having two sim cards, Telstra and Optus is the way to go if you do a lot of regional travel in Australia.
Mobile vendors like Realme have introduced dual sim card phones into the Australian market, so one phone two networks. These phones are great, and I can recommend them enabling you to carry one phone. Many use one sim for business and the other for personal use.
Just to let you know, I have all three networks plus other products that will keep you connected.
Also, if you have a question, you can email me through markbentham.com
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