I agree wrt mobile coverage. My mother lives near Weston-Super-Mare (not in the wilds) and many near her cannot get a mobile signal! In the "shadow" of the Mendips. She also gets hassled about smart meters, which of course, simply don't work reliably in her area!!!
All very well if you live in London! Everything is London-centric these days. eg £2389 per head for transport in London vs £511 where I live "up t'north"! I always repeat the mantra, more people DON'T live in London! No wonder we are a split country. Same for mobile coverage, get down the West Country or up to the North of England, and see you mobile signal disappear. Sorry, rant over.
Until we can get a decent 3G mobile signal (just got a phone which will do 3G now, and also now have a colour display AND a camera!!), we will still rly on landlines.
There's also the issue for safety support systems, e.g. alarm pendants for the elderly which rely on a fixed landline. I guess the landline to the house may be able to be re-purposed for such systems come 2025???
I see health pendants are specifically mentioned and it's up to the Current Provider to make alternative arrangements and to test them on the new infrastructures. The new service must have the same or better "uptime" as the existing copper lines, or else we will have some unfortunate and preventable deaths on their hands. Mobile network solutions would not be possible for some as seen above!
You are now getting way off the topic of this thread. If you want to have a discussion you should post a new thread on the Lounge board.
“I guess when landlines are scrapped in, (is it 2025?), then the whole thing will move to our mobiles.”
They’re going to have a huge amount of work to do to get a reliable mobile signal everywhere! Over the last several years we’ve been unable to find any provider that can give us a signal never mind a reliable one. (we’re in a dip within a hilly area.)
Landlines aren't being scrapped for mobiles. It's going VoIP.
There are already companies and locations that have this already in Europe, including Jersey.
However to move all the connections to VoIP by 2025 is a monster undertaking. I personally can't see it being done by then.
Hello GG30340. As the landline changes are so important, especially for those with health pendants - I have one - couldn't the Moderators create a sticky article?