Re­peater de­vice warn­ing

Midwest Times - - NEWS -

Hor­rocks res­i­dents have been warned against il­le­gal use of mo­bile re­peater de­vices, which can weaken Tel­stra’s sig­nal for those nearby.

The de­vices, which are used to im­prove mo­bile phone re­cep­tion, re­quire a li­cence to op­er­ate.

Tel­stra con­ducted an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and warned res­i­dents found to be us­ing the de­vices il­le­gally.

Tel­stra area gen­eral man­ager Boyd Brown said the de­vices could cause sig­nif­i­cant re­cep­tion is­sues for oth­ers.

“Peo­ple use these de­vices to im­prove their own mo­bile sig­nal, how­ever, they may not re­alise that they’re in­ter­fer­ing with the mo­bile cov­er­age for the wider com­mu­nity,” he said.

“There are very se­ri­ous con­se­quences.”

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