That's what Telstra advertises, isn't it? Better coverage in more places.
This is me getting reception so I can use my phone as a modem for my laptop. Yup. My phone is dangling from the gas light pole above my head.
Tomorrow we return to Broome for a quick supermarket re-stock before starting out on the Gibb River Road. Although the road can be traversed in two days, we met people today who had done that, it is better to spend a little time to see the sights. There is little to be seen from the road, most of the good stuff like the gorges and swimming holes are located a little way off the road. Four wheel drive country (and yes still Croc Country). We are planning ten days to two weeks, including a trip up to Mitchell Plateau and Mitchell Falls, said to be the most spectacular falls in Australia. This is also a period of no mobile reception, so no phone or email access.