Ofcom should look beyond revenue generation for the government and seek firm commitments to the extension of mobile coverage into today's "not-spots" when it holds the 4G spectrum auctions next year. So says the Communications Consumer Panel, an advisory board founded by the comms watchdog but independent of it. The CCP argues …
I live in the New Forest and have zero signal for O2, 3 and barely one for Vodafone.
Yet every time they ask for planning permission to put up a mast they are refused point blank!
So telling ofcom to push won't help with the nimby's around here.
On the tube?
One of the few pleasant things about going on the tube is that you don't have to listen to Charmaine's idiotic conversations with her matey. Of course, if they don't add sound proofing to the trains, no-one will be able to hear them anyway.
The tube is already unpleasant enough for those of us who have no option but to use it.
If they could make it that voice was banned on the tube, and only texting + data allowed , then I'd be all for it. However if you've got Skype-like-service and broadband data, the voice restriction could be a bit pointless .
What with people treading on my feet, bashing me with ruck sacks which they seem to want to keep on their backs at all times, even on packed trains, gassing me with smelly armpits, and ting tinging me out with their crap in-ear headphones attached to music-player of some description, well the thought of having some idiot screaming down their phone, saying at 120 decibels " I'M ON THE TUBE" in their best Dom Joly voice just feels me with dread, fear and anger.
Please , NEVER allow voice calls on the tube.
"The CCP argues that 3m Britons still don't have any mobile coverage for voice"
Interesting isn't it that you hear claims such as coverage for 99% of the country? If you argue that the operators don't cover anything like 99% of the surface area of the country they counter by saying that they are talking about population. So how does that square with 3m people having no coverage? Sureley 3m people with no covreage would equate to 96% coverage at most.