mobile phone users left with drop in reception quality in Burnham
mobile phone users across Burnham-On-Sea have been left with poor
reception quality after the main phone transmitter in the town
was taken down.
strength for many O2 phone users has dropped significantly during
the last few days after the main 'macro cell' transmitter was
taken down from the mast at
Road in Highbridge,
O2 spokesman confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have received
several complaints from customers in your area."
reduced signal strength is due to our main macro cell site in
Highbridge being decommissioned."
nearest operational O2 transmitter is therefore at East Brent,
near the M5 motorway, several miles away from the town.
O2 spokesman was unable to say when the problem will be rectified
- leaving mobile phone users across Burnham having to suffer from
continued interrupted telephone conversations or, in some cases,
unable to make phone calls at all.
At a town council meeting on Monday night, Cllr Poole confirmed
that a new phone mast would be put up shortly at Berrow so, he
said, "network strength should be much stronger in Burnham
in our discussion forums, it's been claimed that a new Orange
mast will soon be going up on Isleport. The contributor also said
that the "O2 mast is under repair as we speak."
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