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Rural volunteers needed to test phone blackspot busters | Farm Online

Rural residents living in scratchy phone service areas can volunteer for a Federal government sponsored trial.

Some of the trials will include antennas or battery back up at homes intended to provide better in-home call quality.

The trials are the next stage of a long investigation into what comes next for rural and regional residents if some of the current phone systems like copper to the home are abandoned through cost cutting.

A replacement for the aging radio telephone system relied on by thousands of rural Australians has also become a critical issue.

More reading: Lack of replacement for HCRC phones becoming critical

The government has announced NBN Co., Queensland’s Concerotel and NSW communications company Zetifi as the first three…

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