Car Competition Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Car Competition is Wayne Narsamma of Tasmania. Congratulations, Wayne!The winner has been notified and we would like to thank everybody for their support of Southern Phone. Continue reading...

Do you have an old mobile phone?

On 1 December 2016 Telstra will shut down their 2G mobile network meaning thousands of people across the country will need to update their mobile phones or sim cards to access the faster 3G/4G network.Southern Phone offer a range of phone solutions to ensure you can stay in touch with family and friends, without spending a fortune on technology.If... Continue reading...

Southern Phone wins national customer-commitment award

Southern Phone Company Ltd has won the 2016 ACOMM Award for “Commitment To Customer Service”. Now in their 10th year, the awards are run by Communications Alliance, a national communications industry body whose prime mission is to protect consumer interests by fostering strong business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance, as... Continue reading...

Southern Phone appoints new MD as Mark Warren retires

Southern Phone Company Ltd is pleased to announce it has appointed David Joss as Managing Director, effective from 1st July, 2016.David is succeeding Mark Warren, who is retiring after leading the organisation for two years.Chairman Bill Hilzinger said, “After an extensive executive search, the Board is very pleased to have David take the reins... Continue reading...

Local Soccer Club benefits from Grant

Cootamundra Junior Soccer Club Inc applied for the Southern Phone Grants Scheme to enable the Club to install catch nets and poles at each end of the large southern playing field. The installation of the catch nets will achieve a number of objectives for the Club including keeping their players off the road, avoiding complaints from neighbouring... Continue reading...

Southern Phone Supports Local Business Awards

The 2016 Eurobodalla Business Awards is the first ever shire wide awards program in the area aimed at celebrating business excellence. Any business within the Eurobodalla Shire is able to nominate themselves into the awards, providing that they have been in operation for a minimum of two years. Your business does not have to be a member of the... Continue reading...

Grant Funds Re-Stringing Of Grand Piano

On Saturday, May 21 in St Paul’s Anglican Church Narooma, the 20 dancing fingers of Natalia Tkachenko and Elena Nikulina will perform a program of piano duets – a piano concert for four hands, one piano, in the second Montague Visiting Artists Concert for 2016. This concert has been chosen to celebrate the re-stringing of the grand piano, made... Continue reading...

Bonus Grants Up For Grabs

Southern Phone has a corporate philosophy based on giving back to communities and last year distributed $25,000 to local council shareholders.Community groups now have the opportunity to get their hands on a $500 ‘bonus grant’ from the telecommunications company. To win one of three bonus grants, community groups should send a photo of their... Continue reading...

nbn™ Award For Southern Phone

We are pleased to announce that nbn™ Co Limited, has recognised Southern Phone's commitment to Australia's new internet and telephone network (nbn™ ) with an award for achieving a milestone number of nbn™ connections.Congratulations team for all of your hard! Continue reading...

Funds help support driver education

If you’ve never experienced driving on an icy road, in fog or heavy traffic, well, the community has the opportunity to learn such skills thanks to the Young Rotary Club. A driving simulator, valued at $40,000 and called the Simworx Driver Training System, arrived in town on Wednesday after almost two years of hard planning. It is by... Continue reading...

Printing Error - April nbn™ Newsletter

Customers who live in an nbn™ area may have recently received a newsletter informing them about nbn™ and the benefits of switching.Please note there is a printing error on page 2, in the "Staff Fave Product" section that mentions 200GB of mobile data. This is incorrect. The correct amount is 1GB of mobile data and 200GB of broadband data.We... Continue reading...

Our Service Endorsed By Local Councils

Recently, Local Government Procurement awarded Southern Phone and its Contact Centre, Southern Star, Approved Contractor status.Specifically, Southern Phone has been appointed for Telecommunications and Southern Star appointed for Business Support/Call Centre Services."We are absolutely delighted to be recognised with Approved Contractor... Continue reading...

Grant Kicks Off Mosaic Project

Wallendoon Street is set to receive a mosiac makeover when The Arts Centre gets cracking on a project to establish a footpath featuring tile panels laid between pavers.The Arts Centre’s Isabel Scott said the project will be similar in style to that undertaken outside the Inverell Art Gallery (pictured). The project has been a long time coming... Continue reading...

Customer Service Team Tops Awards Again!

Just announced, Southern Phone has won the January 2016 award for Customer Satisfaction. Home Phone Provider of the Month, January 2016 Mobile Phone Provider of the Month, January 2016 Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction ratings are collected from their single source survey of approximately 50,000 Australian annually. Customers are asked a simple... Continue reading...

Smart Investment In Southern Phone

In 2002, local councils in New South Wales were approached with an offer. Newly-formed telecommunications company, Southern Phone, was asking for a simple $2 investment. Backed by the federal government’s Networking the Nation scheme, the company was established to sell telecommunication services to regional areas at a competitive rate and,... Continue reading...

Winners Again - Top Customer Service Award!

Southern Phone was delighted to accept their third consecutive Home Phone Service Provider award, satisfying at least 87% of their customers in every month throughout 2015. Southern Phone travelled to Melbourne in February 2016 to accept the award at the Roy Morgan Annual Awards Night. Managing Director Mark Warren proudly accepted the... Continue reading...

Southern Phone Grant Helps Art Space

Wollongong’s thriving art community know it well but soon Project Contemporary Artspace will also be the hip place to be to enjoy a great coffee. And, if Rebecca O’Shea and Emma Burrows have their way the popular Wollongong gallery in Keira Street will also one day extend its premises to offer an outdoor space where visitors and artists... Continue reading...

Clifton Garden Celebrate Southern Phone Grant!

Thank you for the grant we recently received.Southern Phone understands the concept of the word "Community" in Clifton Community Food Garden. A growing soil grant means more vegetables; healthier eating for needy local families. You really understands the reality of the 21st century, linking growth to financial donations helping our community... Continue reading...

Five Southern Phone Winners

Five community groups in Wollongong City will share in a $25,000 grant provided by telecommunications provider Southern Phone. Project Contemporary Artspace ($10,000) Northern Illawarra Chamber of Commerce ($6200) to purchase two automated defibrillators Corrimal and Dapto’s Chamber of Commerce both received $3100 to install one automatic... Continue reading...

$25,000 In Funds Handed Over

Six community groups in the Young Shire were selected to share in a $25,000 grant provided by telecommunications provider, Southern Phone. Southern Phone chairman, Bill Hilzinger, recently presented the community grant cheque to Young’s mayor Brian Ingram.Among the community groups and key projects to benefit were Young and District Family... Continue reading...

Survey Winner Announced

Recently we conducted a Customer Feedback Survey and we are pleased to announce the winner of the Samsung Galaxy Tablet is Mr. Anthony Donald from Tasmania. Thank you everyone for their feedback. Continue reading...

Local Groups Benefit From Grant

Four community groups in the Yass Valley have been selected to receive much needed funds from the Southern Phone Grants Scheme.Southern Phone Chairman Bill Hilzinger presented the community grant cheque to Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey on Monday 15 February 2016.The community groups and projects to benefit include; Yass Early Childhood Centre... Continue reading...

Southern Phone Grant Puts Smiles On Young Faces

We recently received $4998 from your generous funding grant. These funds have enabled us to develop systems and practices to meet the organisation's strategic plan. Included are funds for staff professional training so that our centre continues to offer a very high standard of service in accordance with best practice when working with women... Continue reading...

$25,000 To The Narromine Community

Five community groups across the Narromine Shire have shared in $25,000. The $25,000 was donated to the community through a Southern Phone Grant. Narromine is just one of 41 councils to be awarded the grant to share amongst the community groups and recipients include;Rotary Club of Narromine, Narromine Cycle Club Inc., Trangie Multipurpose Health... Continue reading...

Grants To Boost Local Projects

Outdoor gym equipment will soon be installed at Brelsford Park thanks to a $15,000 community grant. Telecommunications provider, Southern Phone, this week presented three community groups in the Coffs Harbour region, which shared in $25,000 in funding.The grants include money for Volunteering Coffs Harbour Inc. to complete an exciting project at... Continue reading...

Dungog Community Receives $25,000

Seven community groups are about to embark on important projects thanks to a share in $25,000. Southern Phone presented Dungog mayor, Cr Harold Johnston, with the funds last week after the groups were successful in the company’s annual grants program.Friends of St James Theatre will put the money towards a new cinema screen, Dungog Junior... Continue reading...

Giving To The Tuross Community

Tuross Head Men's Shed celebrated the opening of their new kitchen on Monday, Jan. 18. The opening was attended by many of their more than 50 members including their president Leo Demchy, plus Eurobodalla's mayor Lindsay Brown, general manager of Southern Phone Mark Warren, and Annette Kennewell from Tuross Head Country Club.Leo Demchy thanked... Continue reading...

Follies Grant Is Loud And Clear

A $3,500 boost will ensure future Milton Follies’ musical productions are loud and clear. A Southern Phone grant will help the community theatre group purchase new head-set microphones ahead of its 2016 shows. Follies secretary Ruth Myers said the group was thrilled to be a recipient and members accepted a cheque from Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna... Continue reading...

Thanks From Milton Follies

I am writing to express the thanks of the Milton Follies Committee to Southern Phone on our receipt of the Southern Phone Grant. This grant will be used to purchase much needed head set microphones, to allow our performers to show case their amazing voices.In supporting Milton Follies, Southern Phone is supporting our vision to provide... Continue reading...

Winners Of October Customer Satisfaction Awards

Southern Phone is thrilled to win Roy Morgan's Customer Satisfaction Award, October 2015, for Best Mobile Phone Service Provider of the Month and Best Home Phone Service Provider for the month. Roy Morgan Research has 70 years experience in collecting objective, independent information on consumers. Their Customer Satisfaction ratings are... Continue reading...

Dialing Up A Regional Answer

Move over Telstra because there’s a new kid in town focussed on delivering traditional, personalised communication services to people living in rural and regional Australia.Southern Phone Company managing director Mark Warren says his company also has a strong track record of returning profits to rural and regional communities rather than... Continue reading...

Funds Help Berry Computer Group

On Tuesday 1 December 2015 the Berry Apple Users Group held their inaugural meeting. A special thank you was made to Southern Phone who donated an Apple Macbook for use at their meetings. This is a result of grant funding received from the recent 2015 Southern Phone Grants Scheme.The aim of Berry Apple Users Group is to assist members to use and... Continue reading...

New Shade Structure Thanks To Southern Phone

Echuca-Moama skaters will be a little more protected from the sun this summer — with a shade sail finally going ahead after years of fighting for funding. It all paid off for the skate park committee when community-owned organisation Southern Phone presented a $6000 cheque to member Belinda Cantwell. ‘‘We’re absolutely ecstatic,’’ the... Continue reading...

More Community Assistance From Southern Phone

Five community groups in the Cooma Monaro Shire have received funding from Southern Phone as a part of their 2015 Community Grants Scheme. Community groups and key projects to benefit include:Comma Universities Centre - Academic Skills for University WorkshopNimmitabel Cemetery Committee - Niche WallComma Gymnastics - Flooring and mat repairComma... Continue reading...

Southern Phone Supports Local Community Projects

Courtesy of Narooma NewsSeven of Eurobodalla’s community organisations are up to $5000 better off thanks to local telecommunications provider Southern Phone. This is the second year the company has distributed $25,000 for local community projects, and once again they asked Eurobodalla Shire Council to assist in selecting the winning groups.Mayor... Continue reading...

Thanks from Callala Bay Community Association

Some months ago our association applied for a grant, for a new printer/photocopier. Recently we were invited by Shoalhaven City Council, to attend the Southern Phones Grant Scheme awards ceremony.lmagine our complete and utter surprise in receiving a grant of $4,700.00 which will enable us to upgrade the extremely tired piece of equipment, that... Continue reading...

Southern Phone launches Southern Star Contact Centres

Local Government owned Southern Phone launches its contact centre solution for government agencies, Southern Star Contact CentresBuilding on values of providing employment for regional Australians and returning profits to local communities, Southern Phone has announced that it will now provide a contact centre solution for local, state and federal... Continue reading...

Supporting Illawarra Academy Of Sport

The IAS Southern Phone Hockey Program is designed to support the developmental needs of the regions young talented hockey players by providing industry leading high performance sport development programs. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing in October 2015 with the majority of the program completed in the off-season before... Continue reading...

Grant Brings Smiles To Yass Valley

Valmar’s long awaited “Liberty Swing” was officially opened on Wednesday 26 August in Coronation Park, Yass, by Mayor Rowena Abbey, Hugh Packard, CEO of Valmar Support Services and Bill Hilzinger, Chairman of Southern Phone.The Liberty Swing, an Australian innovation that provides people in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the joy... Continue reading...

Helping Crookwell Shire through telecommunications

Both the Crookwell Senior Citizens building and the Binda Memorial Hall recently shared in grants funding for renovations provided from Southern Phone to the value of $25,000.The grant has enabled some important projects to be completed including the construction of a pergola at the Senior Citizens building to the value of $10,000. The members can... Continue reading...

Southern Phone Community Grant helps Bowen CTHC

Bowen Community Technology Homework Centre is a not-for-profit facility run by the Bowen Residents Action Group for the benefit of the residents of the Bowen area and the wider Orange community. It is a recent recipient of a Southern Phone Community Grant via Orange City Council.Bowen CTHC assists children and adults with activities including... Continue reading...

Local groups receive a helping hand

A $25,000 grant has been shared between four local community groups to help undertake key projects. The funds, provided by public telecommunications provider Southern Phone, will help support the: Bellingen's Swim Centre (YMCA) for the installation of disabled pool hoist; Dorrigo Girl Guides to upgrade their community kitchen; Bellingen Girl... Continue reading...

Southern Phone grant helps Hear Our Heart Ear Bus Project

Hear Our Heart Ear Bus Project is a recipient of a Southern Phone Community Grant, through the Gilgandra Shire Council.To the kids of Dubbo West Public School, the women who teach them how to blow their noses are the "snot ladies." But to the school's principal, Eileen Day, these women are "hearing angels"."They save some kids' future just by... Continue reading...

Southern Phone grant for Bombala brings sculptures to life

The Lions Club and community members have commenced the erection of sculptures around the river walking track to add to the attractions of the track. This project has been made possible through a generous Southern Phone Grant and the keen interest of the creators of these sculptures. The first sculpture has been erected in Lions Gunnago Park and... Continue reading...

Southern Phone grant helps Dungog Preschoolers

The youngsters at Dungog Community Preschool have a new little home with the recent construction of a cubby house. The organisation received a $3000 grant from Southern Phone earlier in the year with plans to buy and construct a dramatic playhouse. They were among three not-for-profit organisations to share in $25,000 from the company.Story and... Continue reading...

Southern Phone grant helps Toy Library

Cootamundra’s Toy Library is the answer to not having rooms full of kids toys they grow out of or don’t want to play with anymore. It also allows parents to avoid the expense of keeping up with the latest trends. Recently the Toy Library committee enjoyed a $1500 spending spree at Cootamundra Toyworld. This was made possible when Greg Ewings... Continue reading...

Southern Phone's Community Grants Scheme helps Bellingen Swim Centre

Thursday 2 April 2015 saw the official opening of the Pelican Pool Lifter at Bellingen Swim Centre. The hoist was one of the four projects in the Bellingen Shire funded through the Southern Phone Grants Scheme and will improve pool accessibility allowing people with disabilities greater opportunities to enjoy the benefits of water based... Continue reading...