THE last few hundred landlines in Warrnambool will be reconnected overnight as technicians continue to restore phone services.Telstra spokesman James Howe told Weekly Times Now there were still 100 technicians working to restore services after a fire ripped through the company's Warrnambool exchange on November 22.
Mr Howe said the last "few hundred" landlines were in the city of Warrnambool.
"There's still 100 technicians on site working 12-hour shifts," Mr Howe said.
He said 35 cleaners had started scrubbing the inside of the exchange to remove dust and soot from the roof down.
The cleaners will clean individual components before a protective layer is applied.
Mr Howe said the company had replaced equipment to provide internet across the south-west region and most of the phone services were again being connected through the exchange and not mobile units.
As on Friday, the company had received nine compensation claims up to $1000 and the first three claims over $1000.
Mr Howe said the compensation pool was uncapped and the company would process claims within 15 days and hold more community meetings across the south west region.
Anyone outside of Warrnambool still without phone or internet services should phone 1800 171 355 to report faults, he said.