Oodnadatta Track Phone & Internet Coverage

Submitted: Friday, Feb 14, 2020 at 15:26
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My brother will be travelling with us through the Flinders Ranges & across the Oodnadatta Track this year & needs reliable phone & Internet coverage at least every couple of days. What are his chances?
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Reply By: SMICK - Friday, Feb 14, 2020 at 16:45

Friday, Feb 14, 2020 at 16:45
Travelling up the Oodnadatta track Maree has service as has William creek, Oodnadatta, Mt Dare and Finke, next stop Alice springs. Before travelling the track get a Pink roadhouse mud map of the track. It has a lot of detail of things to see and do. Make sure you stay at Farina, huge amount of history. Take your time on the track, lots to see. Enjoy. Michael.
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Reply By: Bandit & Rudi - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 at 05:59

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 at 05:59
We found service at Maree, William Creek but Optus only, they seemed to have that part of S A covered, if you are camping remote then you might need a sat phone
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Friday, Mar 13, 2020 at 18:19

Friday, Mar 13, 2020 at 18:19
While my reply is probably much too late, I can confirm that William Creek and Oodndatta only have Optus cover. As I use internet for communication more that phone, I purchased a $40 Optus USB modem to cover us.

I will add that if your brother needs almost daily coverage a satellite phone and even satellite internet is the only option.

Even within the Flinders Rangers National Park I had no phone cover. Check the coverage maps for each network (which are an indication only and may not have sufficient signal strength) which I have linked from http://www.australiasomuchtosee.com/communications.htm

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