How to avoid Mobile Black Spots

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  1. The Government is investing $160 million to improve mobile black spots in regional and remote areas across Australia through a two round process.
  2. In Round One, almost 500 new mobile base stations will be set up.
  3. The first Round One base stations have already been switched on in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Additional regional and remote areas will start receiving new mobile coverage soon.
  4. Maps of the mobile black spot locations and base station locations are available at NationalMap.
  5. Nominations of further mobile black spots close on January 15th. So if you live in a regional area with poor mobile coverage, make sure to complete the online nomination form.
  6. If you have already nominated a location under Round One, it will automatically include the area in the database to be used for Round Two. You don’t need to renominate.
  7. After the database has closed on January 15th, the Round Two programme guidelines are released. Mobile network operators will then nominate locations where they propose to deliver improved mobile coverage.
  8. The successful Round Two locations will be announced before the end of 2016.
  9. The complete rollout of Round One and Two mobile base stations will take place over the course of three years.
  10. For more information and fact sheets, visit the Mobile Black Spot Programme page.