It’s important to take care when travelling in the Outback and always carry plenty of water with you. The main town of Winton has Telstra 4GX reception only, and outlying areas have no mobile phone reception at all, except via satellite. You’re not in the suburbs anymore!
There are several public telephones available, this is a free service. These are located on the corners of Elderslie & Oondooroo Street, Manifold & Allen Street, Manuka & Chirnside Street and Vindex & Werna Street.
Telstra 4GX Network
Please note that the only mobile network coverage that Winton receives is Telstra 4GX. Mobile devices that do not use the Telstra 4GX Network will not be able to make or receive any communications in Winton. The closest town to Winton that has access to the Telstra Network is Longreach. The Telstra 4GX network coverage is generally restricted to the area close to Winton town, with parts of the Landsborough Highway having minimal to no coverage on the Telstra 3G Network.
Telstra's Mobile Broadband is accessible via the Telstra 4GX Network in Winton.