• 04 FEB 15
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    Just how powerful are 4G towers?

    From Echonetdaily, The North Coast’s Independent News (Queensland,Australia):

    Mullumbimby 4G Telstra tower disrupts TV, EFTPOS

    If Mullumbimby residents and businesses are having TV reception issues and EFTPOS drop outs, the recent upgraded Telstra tower in the town’s CBD appears to be the culprit.

    Court House manager Laurie Driscoll told The Echo the 4G Telstra tower across the road on Dalley Street has caused havoc with the TV signal and EFTPOS.

    ‘A lot of people in the vicinity may have the same problem,’ he said.

    ‘Thankfully Telstra have accepted liability, and agreed to reimburse us for the cost of having to buy and install a $400 filter to reduce the 4G interference on our TVs.’

    $400 TV filter

    He says the problems with EFTPOS is yet to be sorted out, however.

    ‘The tower was upgraded from 3G to 4G, which is for high speed data, he said. ‘They need to reduce the output of the tower… we still have problems with our EFTPOS cutting out.’

    Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club management also told The Echo that they have had issues with their TVs since the upgrade and that their local customers have also experienced pixelated TVs at home.
    Fixed line EFTPOS ok

    As their EFTPOS is a fixed line, there have been no issues with drop outs, they said.

    To file a complaint, call 125 111.

    The Echo contacted Telstra but is yet to get a response.

    See the original article here

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