Mo­bile booster needed

Isis Town and Country - - News -

CON­CERNED lo­cals of Redridge and the sur­round­ing towns are lob­by­ing for bet­ter mo­bile cov­er­age.

Jen­nifer Sy­mons raised her con­cerns af­ter she was left with­out phone ser­vice dur­ing the lat­est storm cell that swept the re­gion.

“I find it in­cred­i­ble in this day and age, we can­not get ad­e­quate mo­bile phone cov­er­age in coun­try ar­eas,” Mrs Sy­mons said.

Mrs Sy­mons said she was told ev­ery­thing would be fixed when the NBN came to the area.

The na­tional broad­band net­work has had a neg­a­tive re­ac­tion by the com­mu­nity as ser­vices are not up to speed and the prom­ise of bet­ter con­nec­tion.

“Does some­one have to die be­fore ac­tion is taken,” she said.

“In the event of an out­age we are left with no means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion at all,” she said.

Ar­eas af­fected by the poor ser­vice in­clude Doolbi, Hor­ton, Good­wood and North Isis, and the lo­cals are fight­ing for a booster to be placed onto the tower on Knock­roe and Good­wood roads.

“We have many el­derly peo­ple in the area and they need ser­vice,” she said.

Mrs Sy­mons said her mo­bile can’t call SOS as she has no ser­vice.

Her aim is for the com­mu­nity to sup­port her cam­paign to get bet­ter cov­er­age in the re­gion.

“Many take for granted mo­bile cov­er­age – some of us strug­gle to get any­thing,” she said.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion email jen­sym2003@hot­mail.com

PHOTO: GE­OFF POT­TER

LO­CAL CON­CERNS: Res­i­dents of Redridge and the sur­round­ing towns are lob­by­ing for bet­ter mo­bile cov­er­age.

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