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2018-11-09 10:50 AM
I’ve been with Telstra for 6 years and found mobile coverage to be consistent across Australia and reliable in most populated regional areas.
My phone contract is now ended and I was just going with a BYO sim only plan however Telstra have recently removed the family data sharing feature so we can no longer share our mobile phone data accoss our tablets.
I see that Optus still offers this feature and the monthly data allowance is greater than Telstra for a similar monthly fee.
My question is what has been your experience with mobile coverage both in the metro and regional areas?
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2018-11-09 10:54 AM
I would stay with Telstra if coverage is important.
2018-11-09 11:07 AM
I might be tempted to look at Optus sim only data plan for the tablets but if coverage is the most important factor then I would stay with the big T.
2018-11-09 11:44 AM - edited 2018-11-09 12:32 PM
I think it depends on what you mean by regional areas. I travel a lot in the winter months in my caravan using an Optus Sim. Along the eastern coast very seldom do I find myself in a populated area without Optus coverage. Inland between towns will often lose the coverage but once nearing towns coverage returns.
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2018-11-09 12:30 PM
Optus is fine in the cities. Obviously some regional areas. In general you can always just go a bit further bush if you have Telstra.
If you want to do any tests yourself just grab a cheap prepaid SIM and check out some areas yourself.