Two towns in western Victoria could soon report a rise in the amount of mobile recycling that is being carried out, as consumers upgrade their handset to take advantage of superior services.
Yarriambiack Shire Council is set to step up its bid to persuade Telstra to make improvements to the reception its residents received, ABC News has reported.
It is said to want a new mobile tower to be constructed in order to provide top-quality signal to people in Yaapeet and Patchewollock.
“Currently it's very sketchy and there's people driving up on hills, standing on the back of utes and farm equipment trying to get a signal. It's a safety issue,” explained the council's Marianne Ferguson.
She added that the authority will lobby the mobile network on behalf of all the people in the area.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman's 2011 report found Telstra to be the only telecommunications provider in Australia to experience a fall in customer complaints during the last year.
Posted by Peter Robinson