New mobile tower switched on near Cheynes Beach for better coverage

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Holiday houses at Cheynes Beach.
Camera IconHoliday houses at Cheynes Beach. Credit: Angie Tomlinson.

Tourists at Cheynes Beach will enjoy more reliable phone signals after a new mobile tower was switched on this month.

The popular beach and its surrounding areas previously had little phone signal, leading to the installation of the new station near South Coast Highway.

The new tower was activated under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Telstra area general manager Boyd Brown said that the new site was equipped with a 4GX service which provided a faster mobile network with more consistent data speeds.

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“Cheynes Beach is a popular tourist location in the Great Southern and this new mobile site is a big bonus for the local community, as well as providing coverage for motorists and tourists travelling on the nearby South Coast Highway between Green Range and Manypeaks,” he said.

“Mobile coverage at this location will change people’s lives.

“Local residents can keep in contact with family and friends and agricultural businesses can now operate more effectively, whether it’s ordering stock on the phone or using a range of online services over our fast-mobile network.”

Mr Brown, pictured right, said Telstra worked closely with the City to pinpoint the need for the tower at the location.

“Improved mobile coverage can help improve social and economic outcomes for local residents.

“In an emergency having mobile coverage can make a huge difference in saving a life,” he said.

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