Mobile Network Guide
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The Mobile Network Guide is a resource for those seeking up to date information on the mobile phone networks in Australia. Here you will find a variety of information relating to mobile network terminology, mobile service providers, how to improve your mobile coverage, latest news and further resources.

Australian Mobile Networks

Mobile Carrier
GSM Frequency
3G Frequency
LTE Frequency

The AMTA provides an up to date list of mobile phone towers searchable by town or city.
(shutdown end of 2016)
850 (NextG)
900 (planned)
2600 (some areas)

2300 (ACT)
2600 (some areas)

850 (phasing out)


    Mobile University

    Our mission is to educate you on any topic to do with the mobile networks. In this section we offer information, downloadable guides and handy reference charts in an easy to     understand way.... Enter Mobile University

Learn how to improve your mobile signal, what causes poor signal and solutions to fix. Download your free copy today.

Guide to Improving Mobile Signal

Learn the different ways to increase your mobile internet speeds using MIMO antennas and smart repeaters.

Guide to Improving Internet Speeds


Learn what the current situation is with LTE in Australia, the expected developments in 2015, and the range of antennas that can be used to take advantage of the expected changes.

LTE Guide for 2015

Handy Downloads

 Mobile Networks Frequency Chart

 RF Connector Identification Chart

 iPhone Field Test Mode

 Samsung Service Mode

    Latest Network News

Telstra amps up 4G speeds

22 July, 2016

Telstra’s mobile networks may have been a source of sorrow for some of the telco’s users but those in North Queensland and South Australia are set to receive a welcome boost in their 4G speeds.
Eye in the sky watches over our mobile network

13 July, 2016

With more than 8,300 mobile network sites around Australia, spanning 2.4million square kilometres, our mobile network is the largest in the country.
Residents vow to block Optus tower

4 July, 2016

A GROUP of Wooleweyah residents have vowed to block any prospect of an Optus tower being built in their community.
Telstra applies to re-locate Dereel base station

4 July, 2016

THE completion of an important mobile base station in Dereel could take place sooner than expected.
Telstra will redirect $250 million to fix network problems, but is it enough?

2 July, 2016

TELSTRA announced this week that it would spend $250 million in shoring up its beleaguered mobile and fixed broadband network but industry experts say it’s not going far enough.
The new Optus purple badge signifies regional phone compatibility

2 July, 2016

If you’re a regional phone user, choosing the best smartphone can be something of a challenge because once you move outside major metropolitan areas (and especially if you move inwards from the coast), mobile coverage becomes significantly more varied.
Not 4Gotten: five more Vodafone MVNOs finally go 4G

29 June, 2016

If you thought other Vodafone MVNOs besides Kogan had 4Gone 4G, you can 4Get that notion, as five more Vodafone MVNOs finally get the 4G experience.
Telstra to pump $250m into core network

29 June, 2016

Telstra is pumping a combined $250 million into its core network with the telco’s boss Andy Penn conceding that its reputation has been tarnished by the recent spate of disruptions.
Telstra to roll out 135 rural 4G base stations

20 June, 2016

Telstra will deliver 135 4G small-cell base stations in rural areas across all seven Australian states as part of its involvement in the federal government's mobile blackspot program.
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    New Product Review

Nextivity Cel-Fi Smart Repeater

Finally there is an approved consumer repeater available in Australia for use on Telstra's Next G® Network

If you have ever suffered from poor mobile reception in your home or office, you will understand the frustration of slow internet browsing, poor call quality and moving to a certain spot to get reception.

Nextivity’s Cel-Fi Repeater is a great solution for those wanting to improve indoor 3G coverage for their smart phones or mobile broadband devices. The system works by grabbing the 3G signal from outside or at a window, boosting the signal and then rebroadcasting it inside.

Generally you can expect a coverage area of around 600m², enough for the average home or small office. The Cel-Fi system can handle multiple mobile devices, including smart phones and mobile data modems. It will only support a 3G signal, not 2G or 4G.

                                                                                                     UPDATED: Cel-Fi is now available for Telstra, Optus and Vodafone on both the 3G and 4G networks.

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