There is no doubting coverage is network dependent, In Australia, there are three mobile network owner/operators: Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone. All other mobile service providers lease service from one of these three networks.
Currently, Australia’s number one network is Telstra, for the best coverage, fastest speeds and reliability.
Like any mobile network, coverage on the Telstra Mobile Network depends on the mobile handset itself and where you’ll be using your device – metropolitan areas, regional areas, rural areas, out at sea or indoors.
One way you can be sure that you’re experiencing the best possible coverage in regional and rural locations. Is by choosing a Telstra ‘Blue Tick’ tested mobile phone, which offer enhanced cellular performance, meaning better coverage in rural and regional areas.