Tuesday, 23 April 2019 10:53

Optus switches on four new mobile towers in Mackay, Bowen Basin

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Singtel Optus is continuing its quest to provide a better mobile signal with the switching on of four new mobile towers that will boost coverage in Mackay and Bowen Basin.

A statement from the telco said the new towers aimed to address black spots identified by locals and to provide dedicated 4G mobile coverage for calls, texts and mobile data.

Optus’ Territory general manager for Central Queensland, Madonna Burgess, said: “Over the past few months Optus has switched on new towers in the Mackay region at Calen and Mirani along with two new towers in the Bowen Basin at Elphinstone and Glenden.

“The new sites in Calen and Mirani will not only provide dedicated mobile coverage for those in each town, but also improve mobile reception for those who travel along the Bruce Highway and Mackay Eungella Road every day.”

“The new sites in Elphinstone and Glenden will provide dedicated mobile coverage for residents living and travelling around these areas whilst improving the mobile network at the Newlands, Hail Creek, Burton and Byerwen mine sites.”

Burgess said the company understood how important it was for destinations like Mackay and the Bowen Basin to have reliable mobile reception.

"We’re committed to providing great coverage, choice and value to our customers across the region,” she said.

“Optus is continuing to invest in its mobile network across the Central Queensland region, and it’s great to know that our customers are continuing to see an improving mobile network."

Burgess said anyone looking for a new mobile or broadband internet plan, home phone or TV entertainment package was welcome to visit the Optus stores in Mackay at Mt Pleasant Centre or Canelands Central.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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