Tasmania is one of the most beautiful parts of our country, and thanks to it being a comparatively small land mass, it also has reasonably good mobile coverage.
Both Telstra and Optus have significant parts of the island covered, including the north-east of Tasmania where it would be difficult to install the equipment needed to penetrate across the large swathes of bush in the area.
Vodafone coverage runs like a thick strip down the centre of the island, running from Devonport in the north down to Hobart in the south-east.
Coverage in Tassie at a glance
What stands out
- Solid Telstra and Optus coverage across most of the island
- All networks cover the major cities and the roads that connect them.
What could be improved
- Vodafone coverage could improve in the north-east
- The South Western National Park is devoid of coverage
It's important to note that this state-level view gives a good overview of coverage across the state, but you need to zoom in much closer to get a better understanding of how the available coverage might affect you. Click here to run an address search and see what the coverage is like where you need it.
Big Carriers vs. Small Carriers in Tasmania
Did you know that there are dozens of small carriers that run on the major networks, but charge a fraction of the price for service? These companies are known as Mobile Virtual Network Operators, MVNOs for short. MVNOs purchase network service from the major providers at wholesale prices, then pass the savings on to consumers.
Getting the Best Plan & Coverage
WhistleOut's new coverage check feature supercharges an already robust comparison engine by allowing you to instantly see what coverage is like at your location. All you have to do is punch in your address and we do the rest. This feature is the first of its kind, and empowers consumers to make better decisions when it comes to wireless. If you need help figuring out how to use it, the GIF below should help:
In addition to showing you a map of your area with the coverage from all the major carriers, we filter through the available mobile phone plans and present only those from carriers who provide good reception to you.