Telecommunication companies claim that their service can reach more than 98 per cent of the Australian population.
But we all know the feeling of being stuck somewhere - and not always somewhere too remote - with no service.
There are also the terrifying stories of people injured and unable to easily get hold of someone to assist them.
Loxton apiarist Ian Cass broke several bones and had to crawl to get enough service to call for help.
In NSW, Alex Ballhausen needed to crawl up to one kilometre with broken vertebrae before he was able to signal for help.
There are also a lot of myths about the best way to call for help, with the impact of the 112 number greatly overestimated.
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