Opinion: CDMA closure causes chaos

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Opinion: CDMA closure causes chaos

Just one day after the closure of Telstra’s CDMA mobile phone network, complaints are flooding into hotlines across the country with rural and regional callers blaming the shutdown of the service for everything from cot deaths to crop failures.

“My entire wheat crop has withered and died overnight,” said a farmer from Wheelabarrowback who asked to remain anonymous. “There was no signal from my NextG phone out there in the back paddock, and I’m certain the CDMA signal was keeping the crops alive until the rains come again. You know we ...

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