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What is the best mobile phone provider for Hull? EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone put to test

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New research out today has revealed UK mobile users are only able to connect to 4G half of the time. Scroll down for results from Hull and East Riding and check your area.

MOBILE phone coverage in Hull and East Riding varies wildly according to where customers are and what network they are on, a new study has found. Although Hull fares better than the UK average, where customers are only able to access fast 4G coverage 53 per cent of the time, Beverley has some of the worst access in the UK and is below the worldwide average for coverage.

4G is the fourth generation of mobile technology which is supposed to offer users a faster, more reliable internet service for devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops. But a report carried out by Which? and OpenSignal analysed data from four major mobile networks including EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone and found serious black-spots in the coverage.

Nationally, the research found that EE had the best coverage overall with their customers able to access 4G signal 60.6% of the time. Vodafone ranked second with their customers able to connect to a 4G signal 57% of the time. O2 came third and Three last with their customers able to access 4G signal 56% and 39.8% of the time respectively. The findings are based on data collected from over 30,000 registered users of OpenSignal’s2 mobile app which takes a background reading every 15 minutes to calculate the proportion of time users can access 4G.

Richard Lloyd, Which? executive director said: “We increasingly depend on our mobile services so it is a concern that the UK is lagging behind so many countries when it comes to 4G network coverage. Increasing 4G access should be a priority for mobile providers and Ofcom must continue to push them to make this a reality.”

OpenSignal, CEO Brendan Gill, added: “While it’s clear the UK is making progress in building out powerful 4G networks, it’s obvious there is still some work to do to extend coverage further. We encourage everyone to help us track the U.K. mobile market by downloading our Android or iPhone app and contributing to our coverage maps and speed data.”

What did the findings say about Hull and East Riding?

Use the interactive map to find out the best network for your area at opensignal.com.3

The red areas represent areas of weak signal and the green represents strong.

Hull, City Centre

What Is The Best Mobile Phone Provider For Hull? EE, Three, O2 And Vodafone Put To Test

Vodafone came up top trumps in the city centre, EE came a close second, followed by O2 and Three. The map states that Hull ranks 11% better than the UK average and 60% better than the worldwide average.

Spring Bank, Hull

What Is The Best Mobile Phone Provider For Hull? EE, Three, O2 And Vodafone Put To Test

EE is strongest in the Spring Bank West area, with O2 second and Three third. Vodafone does not appear on the map in this area. The results showed the 4G coverage in this area was fairing 37% above the UK average and 99% better than the worldwide average.

Bridlington

What Is The Best Mobile Phone Provider For Hull? EE, Three, O2 And Vodafone Put To Test

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The results are very different towards the coast as the map states that 4G coverage is -15% lower than the national average. The map stipulates that O2 has the strongest 4G coverage for the Bridlington area, followed by vodafone, Three and EE.

Beverley

What Is The Best Mobile Phone Provider For Hull? EE, Three, O2 And Vodafone Put To Test

Beverley fared significantly badly with its 4G coverage and scored a massive 42% below the UK average and 18% below the worldwide average. EE came up top again as the strongest network provider for 4G in the area, with Three following behind. O2 and Vodafone failed to make in on the map in this area.

What Is The Best Mobile Phone Provider For Hull? EE, Three, O2 And Vodafone Put To Test

References

  1. ^ Comments (1) (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ OpenSignal’s (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)
  3. ^ opensignal.com. (opensignal.com)
  4. ^ A tour of the super-sized Siemens operation on its way to Hull (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)

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