Join campaign to solve black spots
A SOUTH Perth resident is on a mission to get the community involved in a national campaign to increase funding for mobile phone black spots.
Dusty Allen is bringing the Triple Zero Call Access For All Australians campaign to light and urged other locals to sign a petition for more Federal Government funding to rectify identified black spots.
The petition was initiated to target more than 10,500 registered mobile phone black spots across the nation, including more than 1200 in WA.
Mr Allen said he regularly experienced poor phone signal at his home and when travelling to see his family in Katanning.
“I work from home in South Perth on a regular basis and often need to move around the house to get a signal,” Mr Allen said.
“Mobile phone black spots often cross my mind, especially when I drive from Perth to Katanning.
“For three quarters of the three hour drive, I don’t have reception.
“In this day and age, no matter where you are, you should be able to make an emergency call if you need to.”
More information is at communications. gov.au/what-we-do/phone/mobile-servicesand-coverage/mobile-black-spot-programme.