UK residents can now check the coverage of their mobile phone provider using a newly created Ofcom UK Mobile Phone Coverage Checker that has launched today.
The map now provides users with a predicted coverage for mobile voice and data for each of the UK mobile network operators providing results for both inside and outside coverage.
A map of the UK is colour coded with green showing the highest level of mobile reception and red indicating the lowest.
Ofcom’s Mobile Coverage Checker provides a single-stop for consumers and businesses across the UK to discover the quality of the mobile coverage in areas where they live and work, or somewhere they intend to move.
Users can zoom to a specific location on a UK map, or simply enter a place name or postcode, to receive data on coverage for each mobile network – down to 100 square metres. The map uses data provided by EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.
Consumers increasingly expect a reliable mobile service. The new map therefore shows where reliable coverage is likely to be available, whatever type of handset is used, using new research by Ofcom into the signal strength needed to provide a good consumer experience.
The map also takes account of the increasing shift from handsets with external aerials to smartphones with internal aerials, which can sometimes be less effective at picking a signal.
To use the new Ofcom UK Mobile Phone Coverage website click here.