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6:06am 28th November 2014

Getting a phone signal in Cornwall could get easier.

£5m is being spent putting in 35 new masts around the coast.

It is after David Cameron complained about losing calls on holiday in Polzeath.

More than a quarter of places in the Duchy are officially not spots - but now that could change.

Some people are worried about the impact the new masts will have on Cornwall's countryside.

Asked whether he ever gets cut off speaking to Barack Obama, the Prime Minister said: "As I go down a hill into Polzeath, I know exactly which bit of the road I lose my signal. So it is a problem.

"I know where to go to get a signal, but it can be very frustrating."

Victoria Woodcock from the Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage said: "We get people who come in for coffee and want to check their emails. As soon as they get down here they realise they have no phone signal - so we usually have to let them use our phone."

John runs the Hannafore Point hotel in Looe. He said: "Particularly for our business customers - if they're waiting for an important call they try to walk down the road a little bit to try to get a decent signal. Or they use our internal phones and try to have their calls diverted. It is a bit of an issue.

"We don't get any adverse complaints - but it is one of those annoying things."

Charlotte Cooper from the Countryside Alliance has been lobbying to get better coverage. She said: "We think they need to look at the regulations and red tape that surrounds building new mobile phone masts. Currently it is very difficult to build the infrastructure that we need to improve mobile phone service in rural areas."

6:06am 28th November 2014

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