21st Oct, 2016

Calls on mobile firms to boost signal

Evesham Editorial 6th Nov, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE MP Harriett Baldwin has called on national mobile phone operators to boost rural signals after complaints from frustrated residents.

Residents in the town and surrounding areas have expressed their anger to Mrs Baldwin about the lack of quality regarding phone signals and the MP has passed on comments made to the Department for Culture Media and Sport headed by neighbouring MP Sajid Javid

Better mobile phone masts are planned for areas in Malvern and Alfrick but there are still many dead spots where signals are either very weak or non-existent.

This is not the first time phone problems in and around Pershore have been reported to the MP.

In 2011 Mrs Baldwin stepped in to help frustrated residents and business owners who were left little or no signal for weeks before a mobile phone operator solved a technical problem in the area.

“There are some serious blackspots in the county where people really struggle to use mobile phones and it has a huge impact on businesses and residents,” Mrs Baldwin said.

“I have urged the mobile phone network operators to invest in better masts to allow decent signals for local people.

“We all pay the same level of fees to use mobile phones so it only seems fair that these companies should offer the same quality as service as those living in London and the south east.

“I have asked the Culture Secretary to look in to this and see what we can do together to fix this issue and prevail on the phone operators to invest in our local network.”

* Are bad phone signals affecting you in the Vale? If so tell us your problems by e-mailing editor@eveshamobserver.co.uk.