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2018-07-15 10:42 AM
I am planning a circumnavigation of Australia by sailing boat. I'm currently with Telstra as there coverage was superior at the time I signed up. What is Optus coverage like today, will there be many dead spots arround the coast.
2018-07-15 12:16 PM
Yes there will be lots of dead spots particularly around the top end of Australia. Telstra will be better than Optus but the only safe option for you is a satellite phone.
2018-07-16 05:18 PM
That's a super exciting trip you have planned @Harro56,
I'd definitely take up the advice @Withy has offered up.
You can purchase a SatSleeve+ through Optus. It's a costly option, but perfect for this sort of thing.
- Easily turn your compatible smartphone into a satellite phone
- Let's you walk and talk, even when you're out of mobile coverage
- Clips onto your smartphone like a case, with a universal adaptor to fit most Android and non-Android smartphones (excluding Windows)
- Use the SatSleeve+ and your phone together to make calls and SMS through the SatSleeve app
For more info click here
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