FLAGGING RECEPTION: The Telstra tower at Evans Head has been worked on. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times
FLAGGING RECEPTION: The Telstra tower at Evans Head has been worked on. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times Samantha Elley

Mobile phone users in Evans Head are fed up

MOBILE phone users in Evans Head have been fed up with the 'drop outs' they have been receiving since Telstra started working on the local tower.

Evans Head resident Steve Cselka asked Rivertown Times to see if he was the only one with bad reception.

After posting on our Facebook page other people came forward to advise they had had problems too.

"I was thinking it was just me," Melissa Halliday.

"Mines gone down hill too!" Jade King.

"Yes having real trouble connecting" Natalie Denoon.

Rivertown Times got in touch with Telstra to find out what was going on.

"Telstra upgraded the Evans Head base station last week to approximately triple the amount of capacity in this area," a Telstra spokesperson said.

"We replaced the existing antenna with three new antennas and this planned activity necessarily required a temporary interruption to service on the Next G network."

Telstra have apologised for the inconvenience and said that normal services should resume and the additional mobile network capacity will support the Next G network over the busy Easter break.



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