COVERAGE: Santos' Andrew Snars is excited about the new phone coverage for Wallumbilla.
COVERAGE: Santos' Andrew Snars is excited about the new phone coverage for Wallumbilla. Contributed

Better phone coverage for Wallumbilla

IMPROVED mobile and internet service has reached the Wallumbilla community.

A new Telstra communications tower on Summerhills has been installed by Santos, which will offer 3G and 4G service.

Santos claims the new tower will increase phone coverage in the area and provide a faster, more reliable internet service.

Santos Maranoa regional manager Andrew Snars said it was important to provide the region with a high-quality service.

"We hear stories of farmers having to do their internet banking in the middle of the night because it's the only time of day they can get reasonable coverage, so this new tower will provide a more reliable service and reduce the number of black spots in the area,” Mr Snars said.

"A reliable internet service is now critical to conducting day-to-day business in rural communities, so this service will make life much easier.”

Roma East landholder Neville Maunder said he noticed the changes to his internet and mobile coverage immediately.

"I now have faster internet and mobile reception inside my house is much better,” Mr Maunder said.


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