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    Alan Parkington
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    http://www.news.com.au/mercury/story...2-3462,00.html

    ONE of Tasmania's potentially most dangerous tourist destinations now has
    mobile phone coverage.

    Telstra Country Wide group managing director Geoff Booth yesterday announced
    the extension of Next G network coverage to Cradle Mountain and Bass Strait.

    However, the Cradle Mountain coverage does not extend to the mountain where
    Danish tourist Kasper Sorensen died in July or to the Overland Track.

    Assistant Police Commissioner Scott Tilyard said: "From a community safety
    perspective, access to mobile telephone and wireless internet services in
    the Cradle Mountain area will enhance the operational response capability of
    police and other emergency services, especially for incidents such as search
    and rescue and road crashes. This results in a safer environment for
    residents, business operators and visitors."

    Mr Booth said the provision of Next G network services on Bass Strait would
    benefit the fishing industry and passengers on the Spirit of Tasmania.

    "Passengers can now use ATMs, shop with EFTPOS and get uninterrupted mobile
    coverage and fast wireless broadband during the Melbourne to Devonport
    journey," Mr Booth said.

    "On mobiles, customers can watch 16 channels of Foxtel or 25 Big Pond TV
    channels, search Yellow Pages, download music, check weather conditions and
    make voice and video calls.

    "People in marine and fishing industries will have real-time access to their
    corporate email and IT systems while on the water. One fishing company,
    Tassal, is even videoing activity in their nets using Next G.

    "Moving to just one network, Next G, is allowing us efficiencies which are
    enabling us to run services out more broadly."





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  2. #2
    David Z
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    Re: Telstra extends Next G coverage

    "Alan Parkington" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > From
    > http://www.news.com.au/mercury/story...2-3462,00.html
    >
    > ONE of Tasmania's potentially most dangerous tourist destinations now has
    > mobile phone coverage.
    >
    > Telstra Country Wide group managing director Geoff Booth yesterday
    > announced the extension of Next G network coverage to Cradle Mountain and
    > Bass Strait.
    >
    > However, the Cradle Mountain coverage does not extend to the mountain
    > where Danish tourist Kasper Sorensen died in July or to the Overland
    > Track.
    >
    > Assistant Police Commissioner Scott Tilyard said: "From a community safety
    > perspective, access to mobile telephone and wireless internet services in
    > the Cradle Mountain area will enhance the operational response capability
    > of police and other emergency services, especially for incidents such as
    > search and rescue and road crashes. This results in a safer environment
    > for residents, business operators and visitors."
    >
    > Mr Booth said the provision of Next G network services on Bass Strait
    > would benefit the fishing industry and passengers on the Spirit of
    > Tasmania.
    >
    > "Passengers can now use ATMs, shop with EFTPOS and get uninterrupted
    > mobile coverage and fast wireless broadband during the Melbourne to
    > Devonport journey," Mr Booth said.
    >
    > "On mobiles, customers can watch 16 channels of Foxtel or 25 Big Pond TV
    > channels, search Yellow Pages, download music, check weather


    25 channels? I think not... at least not in the traditional sense of a
    'channel'.





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