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PM Promises Action Over Cornwall's Mobile "Not-Spots"
11:21am 23rd June 2014
(Updated 11:21am 23rd June 2014)
It is being revealed the PM has had to cut short some holidays to Cornwall because of so called mobile not-spots.
According to reports in the papers, David Cameron has admitted having to drive to the top of a hill in Polzeath just to get signal, calling it "frustrating."
Now he is promising action after struggling to keep in touch with world leaders about Syria.
Ministers are in talks with companies about sharing phone masts to boost coverage.
That would allow national roaming to be introduced in the UK.
It sees phones switching from one operator to another when service is not available through a particular provider, which is what happens when people travel abroad.
11:21am 23rd June 2014
Sarah Lee runs 'Sick of No Signal' at the Countryside Alliance. She wants us to map where we struggle most: "I know from talking to our members and my own experience of living in the countryside that the not-spots are a lot more frequent than the phone companies lead us to believe. You go look at their own coverage maps and you'll see pretty much that it's great signal indoors and outdoors but reality tells us a very different situation.
"People can download this free app, map their mobile phone signal and when they come to change their network they can look online and see which operator works best for them. The only way we can really encourage operators to up their game is to vote with our feet and move companies if we're not getting the service that we want."
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