Revealed: Phone signal dead spots and green zones across the region
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The all-to-often poor quality of mobile phone signal across the region has been laid bare thanks to a new coverage checker tool.
Coverage monitoring firm OpenSignal has produced an interactive map based on the experiences of millions of phone users which shows exactly where the best - and the worst - 2G, 3G and 4G signal can be had on each of the major networks - and the results may surprise you.
A look at the map reveals, as expected, the best coverage is had in Norwich and our towns, while far weaker signals have been recorded in smaller centres and in the countryside.
Coverage varies greatly between networks
The research behind the map, which was produced for consumer group Which?, showed EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Vodafone and Three).
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While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 28Mbps, those on O2 had to put up with an average speed of just 16.2Mbps.
EE was also at the top of the pile when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 64.1pc of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal, able to access it just 43.7pc of the time.
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We are planning to make poor mobile phone coverage our 'Theme of the Day' for tomorrow and we would like you to get involved.
Can you tell us about mobile phone coverage problems you have had? Do you live in an area where the signal is always poor?
Get in touch with reporter Stuart Anderson by phone 01603 772588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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