Lack of mobile reception infuriates
IT’S generally the same issue facing hundreds of residents across the region. The never-ending problem with phone reception.
Now, imagine you buy a mobile phone, you choose a provider – one that is Optus, Telstra, Vodafone or Virgin – and you believe everything is all good.
But it’s not: it’s suffered a malfunction and therefore you just don’t have any coverage.
I remember many times in the past two months where my phone has become simply useless: no phone reception, failing internet and the SOS is the only thing you can use it for.
I hate to think what would happen if I was heading somewhere and an emergency happens: what can you do when your only phone has no reception. And the solution? “Turn it off and back on,” it’s what a provider told me on the other end of the phone.
Okay mate, I’ll do that. And still it didn’t work: the only solution offered during a 10 minute consultation was to turn it off and back on.
The best bit of this story is while I have no reception the entire time, or very slow internet speed – even though you’re in a bigger town than before – is getting your phone bill and it being three times the amount recorded.
Instead of just paying $75 a month, I am now paying $185 and I have no idea why.
I’d be happy to hear your stories around the region. If you have a similar story let me know.