Phone upgrade means call waiting for bush

Thanks to a Telstra $24 million upgrade program rural residents will have access to Easycall features like call forward, call waiting, threeway chat, call return and MessageBank Home. Telstra announced yesterday that it will upgrade 1250 rural exchanges to provide extra services to 150,000 customers in the bush. The upgrade will see the replacement of software and hardware equipment in exchanges and is expected to take seven months to complete.

‘Telstra launches rural exchange revamp program', IT, 20/02/01.