In an attempt to get better mobile coverage for UK consumers, the UK government has been taking to the mobile carriers about plans for national roaming.
National roaming would allow you to switch from your current provider to another provider in an area where you had little or low coverage, this would mean that whichever mobile carrier you were with, you would still have a mobile signal in the majority of areas.
It would appear that the mobile carriers in the UK have rejected the governments proposals for national mobile roaming, as apparently this new service would give the carriers ‘nothing in return’ and they could not implement the plans by next year.
Of course this does not mean that we will not see national roaming in the UK in the future, because the government could introduce legislation that could force the carriers to introduce the feature.
The plans for the national roaming service are designed to put an end to black spots, where you have no coverage on your mobile phone, where as someone on another carrier, in the exact same place may have coverage, by sharing their coverage, it would give all carriers a much wider coverage within the UK.
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