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Question Vodafone coverage in Thredbo

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by rugbyskier, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. rugbyskier

    rugbyskier One of Us

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    I'm considering changing service provider for my mobile phone from Telstra to Vodafone but on-mountain coverage at Thredbo will be the key to my decision. I would be keen to hear from Vodafone users as to the extent of coverage on the mountain.

    I've looked at the coverage map and it indicates outdoor coverage but looks to be patchy. I rang Vodafone to get advice on current and planned coverage but the tech staff in the overseas call centre didn't even know where Thredbo was, I was eventually told "we have excellent coverage in Jindabyne" to which I responded "that's a fat lot of good, I will be 35km from there".
     
  2. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have been with Vodafone for 3 years and have had perfect reception in both Thredbo and Jindabyne, even in peak AUGUST! :thumbs:
     
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  3. Covo

    Covo First Runs

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    Vodafone coverage can be slow on some parts of the mountain, especially at certain restaurants at lunch time when heaps of people (and phones) are packed together
     
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  4. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    ...also, our portable modem as well as phone is Vodafone...same/same! Clearly less people are on the network because of the Vodafail days. So lets just shut this thread down now, ok! ;)
     
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  5. Hanz Onyawaif

    Hanz Onyawaif Hard Yards

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    I believe Optus has a tower in Thredbo near the cat shed between the Kosi & snowgums chairs. I had Virgin which is carried by Optus & it had great reception in Thredbo with the exception of a couple of years ago when there was no reception at all for a few days due to a major fault within the network.
    I'm now on Vodafone & have never had any issues with them however there are black spots such as the very furthest cabins at Riverside cabins which are a black hole on all networks.