It was reported by the BBC on 21st June that “Mobile phone operators could be made to share their networks in rural areas of the UK where signals are weak under plans being considered by ministers. Some parts of rural Britain have just one or two of the main mobile phone networks available, or none at all, leaving some people without any signal.
It is hoped so-called national roaming could be used to plug blackspots.” Read the full story here. The Countryside Alliance has called for national roadming as one of several measures that could offer a fairer deal for mobile users in the countryside who pay the same as their urban counterparts but are hugely disadvantaged by poor service. Read our “Sick of no signal” report here.