Telstra is taking steps to try to ensure it is able to close off its CDMA
mobile phone network by the new April deadline.
Telstra was due to switch to the Next G network by the end of this month,
but postponed it after the Federal Government said the company could not
guarantee an equivalent service.
The company says it is now sending out nearly 60 Telstra staff across the
country to help people, particularly farmers, make a smooth transition to
Telstra countrywide group managing director, Geoff Booth, the staff are
making home visits to CDMA customers to help them make the switch.
"They'll take out with them aerials, and they'll take out with them car kits
and they'll show the customers the devices actually working, where they
currently have the CDMA network," he said.
"It's designed to prove to people that this network is performing very