Suffolk: App launched to check on mobile phone reception in rural areas

Download the new app to help create map of mobile phone coverage in rural Suffolk

Download the new app to help create map of mobile phone coverage in rural Suffolk - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

People worried about mobile phone reception and mobile internet speeds in Suffolk are being urged to take part in a survey mapping rural reception.

The Countryside Alliance, which aims to improve rural life, is appealing for the public’s help in improving the issue of reception for residents.

And by downloading an app on to your smartphone and using it to test the reception wherever you go, mobile phone users can help the charity plot the best and worst places in the countryside.

Rural customers pay just as much for their phone package as those users living in towns but often do not get the same level of service, the Countryside Alliance argued.

The charity said it will present the finding of the results to the Government and phone companies to help them improve their service to rural customers.

The app is available from the iPhone App store and through Google Play for Android. For more information, visit www.rootmetrics.com/UK

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