I am starting a community campaign, and I haven’t even arrived in the community yet! Well sort of a campaign. OK I’m complaining a lot to a large corporation in the blind hope that something might change, and I am letting everyone else know how to do the same! That’s kind of like a campaign isn’t it?
I may have mentioned that where we are moving to there is no mobile phone reception. If you talk to a Telstra customer service representative (and I use that term in the loosest possible sense) they will get out a map and show me that I have mobile phone coverage on the farm. I then invite them to come to the farm and show me where. Perhaps if I climb up one of the many tall trees, hang up side down, turn my head to the left, and poke out my tongue I may get reception, but there is none on the ground.
People who live in rural areas actually need mobile phone reception more than those in city areas. Think about it, if you fall down in the street and break your leg, someone will come by fairly quickly. If you fall down in a paddock and break your leg, no one except the sheep will come past, and sheep are not very good at summoning ambulances!
So next year, everyone is invited to visit the farm! Just make sure you contact Telstra and tell them you had no mobile reception when you came! Now don’t get me started on internet…
Rant over. Could you survive with out mobile phone reception?