Keep connected: While Australia is huge and mobile black spots exist, resellers like Pennytel with their constantly improving network coverage, are helping to give customers flexibility and value with their mobile plans.

Keep connected: While Australia is huge and mobile black spots exist, resellers like Pennytel with their constantly improving network coverage, are helping to give customers flexibility and value with their mobile plans.

Keep in touch at all times

Keep in touch at all times


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Advertiser content: With improving mobile network coverage, black spots may one day be a thing of the past.

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In Australia we have a boundless land to explore which is why many of us enjoy travelling the great outback and hitting the open roads to go bush.

You’ve probably already noticed that sometimes when you venture into regional and remote areas, there are places where you can’t get mobile coverage; these areas are known as mobile black spots.

If you are on the road and there is little or no reception or the line drops out, you may have found a mobile black spot. A black spot is an area without mobile coverage because there isn’t a mobile tower in that area.

As only two per cent of the population lives in the remote interior of the country, mobile towers are fewer as they require greater investment. The Federal Government and Telco industry take a serious and long term approach to rolling out mobile coverage and reducing the number of these black spots.

Luckily for most of us, we enjoy excellent coverage across most of Australia’s populated areas. The other great thing is that resellers of the three main mobile phone networks also have access to this continuously increasing coverage. 

One example of a reseller with improving network coverage is Pennytel, who recently announced an increase in 4G coverage to an additional 0.5 per cent of the Australian population. This may sound small but when you consider the size of Australia, it is huge in terms of kilometers covered.

What does this mean for the average Australian? More choice is the biggest benefit, as you can now access great mobile coverage without being tied to one of the three main carriers. 

For example, residents in towns such as Parkes, Alectown, Condobolin, King Island, Strahan and more, can now enjoy 4G coverage with a reseller like Pennytel, whereas before they may not have had a choice of providers.

It also means consumers can choose a provider that offers other benefits too. Resellers are usually focused on providing better customer service and more value for money, something the ‘big-guys’ don’t do well.

Pennytel CEO, Rene Sugo believes Pennytel is attracting many new customers thanks to the superior customer service they offer, in addition to great coverage.

“We resell Telstra’s mobile network, so we can offer a quality product, but at cheaper rates,” he said.

“It also means we can focus on ways to develop extra value for our customers, such as always having a real person answer your enquiries rather than a chatbot.

And with no lock-in contract you are free to switch plans as your needs change. Find out more by calling 1300 262 146.

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The story Keep in touch at all times first appeared on Newcastle Herald.

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