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One in three get no signal or a rubbish reception at home

For me it’s not too surprising. While networks concentrate on pushing out 4G networks, they do so from existing masts, so the actual coverage doesn’t really change a great deal. Sure, you could argue that the different frequencies used by some networks for their 4G signals has improved …

EE 4G – Coolsmartphone Goes Hands On

Tucked away in a leafy part of London yesterday I was given the opportunity to have a play with EE’s new 4G handsets running on the brand spanking new 4G network. The handsets on show were the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, …

O2 and Voda to share network infrastructure

Telefónica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK are to begin “pooling” their two networks – both 900MHz – to create “one national grid running each operator’s independent spectrum.” They’re doing this partially to ensure that 4G coverage can be rolled out as quickly as possible, but also to improve …

£150 Million of public money for more masts

Coverage. It’s always a hot topic. Check your local paper and we’re prepared to lay money on the fact that those residents groups opposing a new mast will be secretly sitting at home, cursing the lack of a decent signal. The Chancellor, George Osborne, has promised £150 million …

Find your local mobile mast

18/10/2016 – A lot of you have been in touch about this article. It’s five years old now and sadly Ofcom have taken the decision to remove their Sitefinder system. However, we’ve managed to get all the data viewable here so head to our newer article to find …

Do you REALLY know where those mobile masts are?

When you read stories of mobile phone masts being pulled down by concerned local residents it is usually due to the fact that they're fairly big, fairly visible and right next to a school or local houses. Some may question the anger. I myself remember...