Is my mobile phone reliable?

Is my mobile phone reliable

Mobile phones are fantastic…when they work

So if a network goes down or there is no coverage some of us feel like we have lost a limb!

In this day and age, communication seems to be right up there with food and water – we need it to survive!

We rely on mobile phones to a phenomenal degree; when it comes to signal and coverage a lot of us adopt the ‘ostrich stance’ and hope that everything will run smoothly.

‘We don’t need to worry about network coverage, it’s not our responsibility to ensure we have constant, clear lines of communication!’

But – and it’s a big BUT – what would you do if your mobile phone let you down?

What would happen if you lost all coverage?

Have you ever been in a situation where mobile phones just don’t ‘cut the mustard’?

  • Outdoor events
  • Hotel and catering
  • Schools and colleges
  • Gyms and health clubs
  • Concerts
  • Farming
  • Security
  • Transport
  • Military
  • Hill walking
  • Stadium
  • Arena
  • Pubs and clubs
  • Temporary structures
  • Building sites

 

The list is endless; all these sectors (and many more) rely on clear communications to function and if this doesn’t happen the results can be unthinkable.

Ok so why am I prattling on about the ‘what if’s?’ Surely the mobile network companies have got the country pretty much covered, right?

You can check this yourself; your mobile phones network providers offer a free online ‘coverage checker’:

O2: http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker

Vodaphone: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/explore/network/uk-coverage-map/

BT:  www.bt.com/coverage

Three:  http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Network/Coverage?id=1189&aidset=1

EE:  http://ee.co.uk/why-ee/mobile-coverage

ID (from Carphone Warehouse):  https://www.idmobile.co.uk/help-and-advice/uk-coverage-checker

Talktalk:  http://mobile.talktalk.co.uk/content/coverage.html?dclid=CNDEgMvoqNECFTSH7Qod73MLJw

Virgin:  http://store.virginmedia.com/virgin-media-mobile/our-mobile-network/coverage-checker.html

Has this satisfied your communication needs?

Is your area covered?

Should a critical situation occur, will you be able to rely on your mobile phone?

 

If you have answered ‘no’ to any of these question you can read more about alternative solution in ‘two-way radios -v- mobile phones’

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