Help the Countryside Alliance to map phone signal strength in mid-Somerset
MID-SOMERSET residents are being asked to help log mobile phone reception as part of a project to map signal strength in rural areas.
The Countryside Alliance say people living and working in rural areas are paying for the same service as those living in urban areas, but receive a poorer service.
So far, their campaign to map mobile phone reception, has shown that people living outside major cities have a much poorer service from their mobile phone contracts.
They are calling for people to help provide them with evidence of this to take to the Government and ensure people living in the countryside are not forgotten by mobile phone companies and benefit from the Government's £150m mobile phone infrastructure project.
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Countryside Alliance executive chairman Barney White-Spunner said: "Our research shows mobile performance, particularly internet access and call rate, gets worse the further you get from major cities.
"This is perhaps understandable in terms of population density and the logistics of connecting more remote communities.
"However the fact that someone with extremely poor service in the countryside can pay the same as someone with excellent service elsewhere clearly shows something needs to be done."
To take part, download the free RootMetrics app onto their smartphone or tablet and use it when they are at home and out and about.
The app tests the strength of your signal and automatically records the result.
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