We have recently moved back to Tasmania from Victoria and this has given us cause to evaluate our mobile phone coverage and network.

Jo is currently with Optus and I am currently with Three (now merged with Vodafone).

Telstra is the major network in Tasmania and is the only company to have coverage on the East and West Coasts of Tasmania. This means if you want to use a mobile phone at St Helens, Swansea, Zeehan, Strahan, Queenstown etc then you must be with Telstra.

We are currently in the process of transferring over to Telstra and will let you know how that goes.

Optus claims that it is going to introduce coverage to the East and Weest Coasts but no fixed time schedule has been announced. I hope Optus does expand to bring more competition to Tasmania.

Telstra has made their plans more competitive lately which is also a good thing.

My coverage with Three is excellent as they currently share the Telstra network but that is ending next year.

How have you found the networks in Tasmania? Comment below about your experiences with mobile phone coverage in Tasmania.

We look forward to hearing your views.


Photo Credit: William Hook via Compfight cc