Telstra launches Telstra Go Repeater – coverage solution designed for regional customers
Jun 26, 2018
Telstra today announced the launch of the Telstra Go Repeater – an intelligent antenna solution designed to improve mobile coverage or provide coverage in most places where it’s unavailable.
Developed as part of Telstra’s investment in mobile coverage for regional customers, the device can help improve voice quality and data speeds for residential and business customers.
Telstra Go Repeater is available in two variants: a stationary version designed for customers seeking a coverage solution in residential and commercial premises, and a portable version designed for customers that want to boost coverage in their car, truck or boat.
Richard Noonan, Telstra’s General Manager for Mobile Devices, said, “We know reliable coverage is at the heart of what customers want from Telstra. Over the previous three financial years alone, Telstra has invested $2.2 billion in its regional mobile network so more Australians can experience a connected world that supports their way of life.
“In addition to upgrading our mobile network in hundreds of regional locations to 4GX, bringing mobile coverage to some of the most remote communities of Australia, we also continue to look for ways to help customers connect with a number of products available like the Telstra Go Repeater that have been developed with our regional customers in mind,” said Noonan.
Operating on both Telstra’s 3G, 4G and 4GX technology, the device works by receiving mobile signals through an external antenna and then enhancing and re-transmitting this signal to a single indoor or in vehicle antenna to extend coverage where the customer requires service.
Suitable for customers that travel between coverage areas or through areas of patchy coverage, or who work in offices or live in residences where indoor signal may be weaker or lacking, Telstra Go Repeater can both improve and extend coverage in areas where signal doesn’t reach.
The launch builds on a number of Telstra’s initiatives that allow regional customers to connect and businesses to thrive, such as Telstra Wi-Fi Calling that provides voice calling capability on compatible devices when connected to a supported Wi-Fi network, even when the mobile signal is weak or absent, and Telstra’s Blue Tick rating that signifies a mobile device has been thoroughly tested and delivers superior voice coverage in rural areas.
Telstra is also an active participant in the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, one of the largest ever expansions of mobile coverage in regional and rural Australia. Telstra is bringing new and improved mobile coverage to regional and remote communities with more than 650 new mobile base stations being built through the Program, and has already delivered over half of these sites. This is more than double the commitment of all other carriers combined and representing a total Telstra investment of $260 million.
Customers can take up the Telstra Go Repeater on a monthly repayment plan or purchase the device outright, at $648 for the stationary version or $720 for the portable version. The stationary version will require an external antenna at an additional cost and is recommended to be professionally installed by Telstra. Telstra does not offer installation for the portable version and it is recommended that customers arrange installation by an auto-electrician if required.