SICK of no mobile phone signal in rural areas? Join the campaign.

The Countryside Alliance has launched the Sick of No Signal campaign to try and map out areas of rural Britain that have problems with mobile signal to make network providers aware and lobby for change.

The CA welcomed OFCOM’s five-point action plan to improve mobile phone coverage and its news that three of the four mobile phone service providers have now hit their target to cover 90 per cent of the UK population.

But the CA says it is disappointed that Vodafone still has to increase its reach by 1.4 per cent and hopes this can be achieved by the end of the year.

The OFCOM five-point plan includes extending coverage to the 10 per cent of the UK population who live in hard-to-reach areas through the Government’s £150m mobile infrastructure project and improving coverage on roads and railways.

Countryside Alliance head of policy Sarah Lee said: “Mobile phone reception is vital for rural homes and businesses, but the reception you get on the ground can vary distinctly from that predicted by your provider.”

To join the campaign people are being asked to take signal samples with their smartphones using RootMetric’s free CoverageMap app.

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