Join cam­paign to solve black spots

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

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.

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