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November 3, 2014

UK Government looking to make phone networks allow cross-network roaming

Roaming1I can see why networks aren’t happy with the idea but, a plan to force operators into allowing cross-network roaming is reportedly being seriously considered. The UK government’s Culture Secretary Sajid Javid is apparently exploring legislation that would require roaming between UK networks. Three or O2 might have to let you use your EE phone on its towers if it’s the only option, for instance. Sources for The Telegraph¬†claim that the government may soon put an end to mobile signal dead spots.

We can see the networks dragging their feet but, whether they embrace the idea or not the government will attempt to work with the major players in the industry to find a plan everyone is happy with, but a Whitehall source says “if these companies do not change, we might force them to change.”
We wait to see the outcome as this can only be good for all users.

SOURCE:The Telegraph


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini