From 15 February 2023 more regional South Australians will have access to subsidised installation of a mobile signal boosting device, to help increase mobile connectivity on the Yorke Peninsula.
A joint initiative of the Government of South Australia and Telstra, the Mobile Network Extension Devices Pilot Program provides a subsidy for installation of Telstra GO Repeaters.
The devices can be installed at a home or business and will help improve mobile reception by amplifying the network signal a mobile device receives. They will also be able to help people connect to the Telstra Mobile Network from further away than normally possible, or in areas where the signal may struggle to penetrate.
Residents and business owners in the eligible council areas can get in contact with Telstra to understand the best solution for their location. If a mobile repeater solution is suitable for their situation, their investment is only the purchase of the Telstra GO Repeater, either outright or through a monthly payment option.
Minister for Regional Development Clare Scriven said she was pleased the State Government has been able to partner with Telstra on this initiative to include the Yorke Peninsula, Copper Coast and Barunga West councils, given the trial was previously only open to the Adelaide Hills and Mt Barker.
The pilot program is open until 30 June 2023, for more information visit: Mobile Network Extension Devices Pilot Program