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4G coverage on the ski fields

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Posted on June 11, 2013

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Snow-goers in Victoria and NSW might be disappointed by the first snow falls of the season but they won’t be disappointed by their mobile speeds on the slopes with Telstra switching on our super fast 4G network in Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Perisher and Thredbo.

Mike Wright, Executive Director Networks and Access Technologies said many of our customers have come to rely on the speed and reliability of the 4G mobile network at home, work and increasingly while on vacation.

“The new 4G service at these key ski fields means our customers can conveniently share their skiing and snowboarding adventures with family and friends.

“The faster speeds available through 4G will allow customers to do their very own snow reports via video chat with jealous friends back in town or share videos of new tricks from the halfpipe straight on to YouTube,” Mike said.

“If you are headed to the snow this long weekend, of course I’d encourage you to ski responsibly and not use your device while tackling a ski run!”

Telstra 4G coverage is available in most of the village areas at Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Perisher and Thredbo and some of the ski slopes. Jindabyne and Mt Buller ski slopes will also be covered by the 4G network within two weeks.

“This is part of our commitment to extending the reach of our 4G network and we’re on target to cover two-thirds of the Australian population by the end of this month and continue taking our service to even more places,” Mike said.

“Ski fields are one of those places where a large number of people congregate for specific periods of time each year in a really social atmosphere, so it made sense to deploy our 4G network there.

“As well as providing faster speeds for customers who have a compatible Telstra 4G device, our 4G network provides a whole other capacity layer. We maintain our existing 2G and 3G networks, so 4G becomes another lane on the virtual information highway to carry our customers’ data.”

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