A TELSTRA technician has restored landline phone reception to Lubeck residents, five days after the outage began.
A spokesman said a hardware fault inside the exchange on Monday left 24 customers without reception.
"One of our technicians has restored it as of 3.18pm, and we've verified the dial tone across each of the services," he said.
Lubeck resident Unmani said it was not the first time such an outage had occurred.
"It's within a year since we had two other outages, one was for a week and another was five days, and related to summer thunderstorms," she said.
"We have a landline because we can't get other good coverage. It's bit scary thinking this could happen running into fire season or if an elderly person has a heart attack or needs an ambulance."
Unmani said the outage affected farmers, her home-based piano lessons business and community connection.
"One of my students learns on the phone so I had to make to other arrangements to talk to her on the mobile," she said.
"For the farmer they use landline to run their businesses so they're running outside to take phone calls and do their stuff - we're flat out getting or basic communication for ourselves rather than doing checks on the community."
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