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UK’s worst locations for phone signal includes Hubbert’s Bridge in Boston

A new study has revealed the worst locations in the UK for mobile phone coverage.

The research by Nomad used Ofcom data to analyse UK postcodes to assess their voice and data coverage from mobile phone networks.

They revealed that the top 10 worst locations for phone coverage are:

Mobile phone. Picture: istock
Mobile phone. Picture: istock

East Anstey [EX16 9JT] - Devon

Rugeley [WS15 2UQ] - Staffordshire

Rushton Spencer [SK11 0QX] - Staffordshire

Higham [BB12 9BW] - Kent

Mayfield [TN20 6BW] - East Sussex

Hubbert's Bridge [PE20 3QR] - Lincolnshire

Luppitt [EX14 4SR] - Devon

Aisholt [TA5 1AR] - Somerset

Hanbury [B60 4BS] - Worcestershire

Ugborough [PL21 0FP] - Devon

UK's worst locations for phone signal revealed
UK's worst locations for phone signal revealed

Data was obtained from Ofcom’s mobile and broadband checker, which estimates signal availability across the 4 main UK network providers; EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone.

In 2020, the UK Government announced that it had entered into an agreement with EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone to grant funding for a Shared Rural Network. Under the terms of this agreement, each of the four mobile networks committed to provide good quality data and voice coverage to 88% of the country's landmass by June 30, 2024, and 90% by January 31, 2027.

While Ofcom’s Connected Nations 2023 report found that 7% of UK landmass had no 4G coverage, there are still some locations that don’t get any signal at all, known as ‘not-spots’.

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