Central and North Burnett Times - - BURNETT & BEYOND -

WHETHER trav­el­ling to the other side of the world, or even just do­ing the weekly shop­ping, com­mu­ni­ca­tion is so im­por­tant. Here are some tips for your next jour­ney:


MOST of us are so used to us­ing mo­bile phones when away from home that we tend to for­get that Aus­tralia still has some black holes in mo­bile ser­vice cov­er­age. In­vest­ing in a two way ra­dio could make the dif­fer­ence when trav­el­ling.

Global sim

MANY of the ma­jor tel­cos talk about global roam­ing but they don’t warn about the ex­ces­sive cost. Be­fore leav­ing, ask about travel sim op­tions.


CAR­A­VAN parks, mo­tels/ho­tels and vis­i­tor cen­tres will fre­quently of­fer in­ter­net ac­cess via their net­work. Some are free ser­vices, oth­ers may charge a small time-based fee.

In­ter­net cafes

IF YOU do not have a com­puter, you can ei­ther use a town li­brary, air­port, or a tele­cen­tre where you can sit down at a booth and ‘rent’ the use of their com­puter and in­ter­net net­work.

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