Liverpool Plains residents may have improved mobile coverage after a new Optus mobile tower was switched on in Curlewis on Thursday.
The new tower is located off McCormack Lane on the recreation grounds in the town, and was erected to address a known black-spot in the local community.
Curlewis Public School's Phoebe Neil said the coverage was currently "terrible" and that she usually couldn't receive calls.
"It's very patchy," Ms Neil said.
"Usually we have to go out the front of the school onto the street [to get service]."
Curlewis General Store employee Nathan McDonald agreed with having to move to a certain spot for service.
"A lot of people come to the shop to get service," Mr McDonald said.
"[At home] we have to walk up to the far bedroom to get service."
Optus's Chris Simon said the tower would provide Curlewis's first dedicated Optus mobile coverage.
"The site will not only provide dedicated coverage for those in Curlewis, but also enhance coverage for those who travel along Kamilaroi Highway every day," Mr Simon said.
"This new tower ... showcases that Optus is really investing in improving the mobile network across the Liverpool Plains and New England region, providing great coverage, choice and value to our customers."
Residents can switch their mobile network to Optus in order to take advantage of the new tower.