Extension of Telstra 3G network welcomed by MP

May 7, 2024 10:03 am in by

Telstra’s announcement that it’s delayed the closure of its 3G network to August 31st is being welcomed by Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster.

Concerns had been raised that those with older phones wouldn’t be able to make emergency calls once the network is gone.

But the local member says it shows there are still issues with the shutdown, especially in regional areas, and the Federal Government needs to ensure no-one is left behind.

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