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Wireless Broadband

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by Skily, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Skily

    Skily First Runs

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    Does anyone know the best wireless broadband for the Falls Creek area? I know Telstra works there pretty good but any other companies??
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    Likewise, I was thinking of getting a Vodafone usb modem and was wanting to know if it worked in FC. Their coverage map shows that they have 3G coverage but 1st hand experience would be better).

     
  3. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Telstra have 3 towers in Falls Creek
    Optus have 1, and will have 2 towers in Falls Creek in the next 2 months
    Vodafone have 1 tower in Falls Creek

    You get what you pay for, and depends exactly where you are going to use it though! EG: You may be fine with Voda if you are near enough to their tower.

    For speed and reliability go with Telstra, just pay a little extra [​IMG]
     
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    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    Thanks Skidown. I take it that the VF tower & Optus are both on the Police Station roof and give 3G coverage in the village?
     
  5. emkae

    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    last year optus WB was fine in the area around the bottom of halleys chair
     
  6. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Yes 3G in the Village, I suspect speeds will be slow during peak periods though with all carriers there though! So don't expect super fast speeds on weekends and evenings.

    The current Optus tower is located on the Oversnow Building
    The new Optus tower will be near the Ski patrol building higher up the mountain to give better coverage to the ski lift/run area

    Voda tower is located on the top of Koki snowsports next to Attunga from memory.

    Telstra towers are located on:
    Nissen Hut 1 Village Bowl
    Corner Alberg/Telemark St
    Falls Creek Ski Patrol Building
     
  7. Skily

    Skily First Runs

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    Awesome thanks skidown!
     
  8. localskigirl

    localskigirl First Runs

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    We were there in summer and have Optus wireless. No problems at all using it from Les Chalet - full coverage.