Telstra not sure if Next G works in the bush

Summary:For all the horror stories of farmers left stranded by the shutdown of the CDMA network, there are plenty of success stories.

For all the horror stories of farmers left stranded by the shutdown of the CDMA network, there are plenty of success stories.

Take Charlie Lovick.

Charlie is, according to Telstra's press release, "the man who taught actor, Tom Burlinson, everything he needed to know about brumby chasing, cattle mustering, and stock whip cracking to star in the 1987 hit movie, The Man from Snowy River."

There's no more bona fide "man of the bush" to speak out about the strength of Next G.

ZDNet.com.au is yet to talk to Charlie, as every time we've tried to call, his mobile was out of range.

But according to Telstra's press guff, he's a big fan of Next G — check out the start of his testimonial below.

Next G in the bush

Charlie is a big fan of Next G.

"In areas where I was getting only marginal reception with CDMA, I can now get as good as, if not better reception, with the Next G network," he says in the Telstra release.

"For me, the Next G network isn't so much about time saving as just knowing that people can contact me and that I can make calls, even when I'm out in the bush," he told Telstra.

So there you have it. The word from the one man we all should trust, the real-life "Clancy of the Overflow."

Unfortunately for Telstra, the comments of one of their spin doctors overflowed into the final copy.

"(Please confirm there is Next G coverage in these areas of bush where the customer frequents)."

Next G in the bush

Screenshot from a Telstra marketing document

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Topics: Telcos, Mobility, Telstra

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