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SPECIAL REQUEST: I want to create a map to identify where there is cell-phone reception in Karamea and Little Wanganui.
Last year a telecommunications survey was conducted here. The main results were published in the Karamea Chronicle. Regarding cell-phone coverage, a few people expressed the opinion that cell-phone coverage was un-needed. However, the large majority of opinion expressed dismay at the lack of cellular reception. The following comments are only some of the responses solicited by the survey questions regarding cell-phone usage in our region. The sentiment appears clear.
I wish that I could say that the survey results were enough to generate an improvement in cell-phone reception for those residents who desire it. Improved coverage remains an unattained goal. In the meantime I want to create a comprehensive map of our community which identifies where we CAN get cell-phone coverage. This can be critical in emergency situations, when lines are down and when contact with those outside our region is important.
To the left is a map with X’s designating well-known cell reception spots. If you know of any other, additional spots not presently on the map could you please contact me directly over the next week with that information? Your response will be an important community service. Sharing your knowledge of cellular hot-spots can make a big difference to the well-being of our community. Reach me by my contact information at the top of this page. Thanks in advance for your assistance.