Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski hails better mobile phone connection deal

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A landmark deal that could see mobile phone users receive better coverage has been welcomed by Shrewsbury's MP.

Daniel Kawczynski praised the agreement between the Government and the major mobile phone operators that would see the networks working together to improve reception across the county.

The binding agreement with EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will aim to tackle poor signal issues in partial not-spots, which are areas in the UK that have coverage from some but not all of the four mobile networks.

Mr Kawczynski said: "I have been pushing hard for something to be done about the poor mobile phone reception my constituents and others have had to put up with.

"Recently I handed to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport the Shropshire Star's campaign petition Get Us Connected calling for action on this matter.

"I am delighted the Government and industry have come together to improve the service to those across the country, especially those in rural areas.

"There is still more to do but this is good progress."

The agreement will see consumers and businesses benefit from £5 billion of investment into UK's mobile infrastructure to tackle the poor mobile coverage that currently blights more than a fifth of the UK.

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