If at times you feel like thumping your mobile phone, you only have yourself to blame: you – the Alice Springs public – have increased demand tenfold since 2002, and that's a big ask for any supplier.
The town now has six base stations. Two more, at Undoolya and Larapinta, will come on stream later this year. More are on the drawing board: Two for the eastern rural area and one south-west of The Gap. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.