Vodafone extends mobile coverage along the Capricorn Highway

Introducing more choice to customers in Queensland’s Central Highlands Region

Vodafone Australia today announced the addition of a new mobile phone site near Dingo, in Queensland’s Central Highlands region.

Vodafone says the new site allows residents and travellers in the area to access the company’s 4G mobile services and further expands the company’s coverage in the Central Highlands.

The site was built under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program and provides more than 279 square kilometres of additional coverage.  Over the past three years Vodafone has invested more than $2.1 million in Flynn to give residents enhanced mobile coverage and greater choice in their mobile provider.

The new site also extends Vodafone’s coverage along the Capricorn Highway, providing more than 48 kilometres of additional 4G mobile coverage leading into Dingo, and further along the highway between Dingo and Bluff. The site also provides coverage along parts of Fitzroy Developmental Road, heading north towards Middlemount.

Vodafone Regional Manager, Rhys Morgan, said Vodafone’s new site near Dingo is the latest step in the company’s ongoing network investment to support ever-increasing demand for mobile connectivity and services in regional Queensland.

“Vodafone is committed to providing our customers and the communities in Queensland’s Central Highlands Region with more coverage, choice and value,” said Mr Morgan.

“More than ever before, Queenslanders look to mobile communications to stay connected in all aspects of their daily lives. Vodafone customers living in and travelling around Dingo can now benefit from enhanced coverage and network performance while in town and on surrounding major transport routes.”

The Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, said the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program will deliver 765 mobile phone towers covering some 4,400 coverage black spots across the country, extending new and upgraded handheld coverage to 86,300 square kilometres of regional and remote Australia.

“We are continuing to see great success from the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program in alleviating the frustration for regional communities where mobile black spots have been a longstanding issue,” said Minister Fifield.

“Reliable mobile coverage is extremely important, and I’m proud the Coalition is delivering it to Queensland’s Central Highlands.”

To find out where Vodafone has 4G, see vodafone.com.au/coverage. 4G is available in selected areas in Australia with a compatible 4G device.