Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery is urging residents to use a new free mobile and broadband checker app so they can find out how good their connections and coverage are.
People can look up their mobile reception and home broadband connections using watchdog Ofcom’s app for smartphones and tablets. Residents can also go online to the Ofcom website to check speeds.
The app checks the performance of a user’s mobile reception, as well as their home broadband. If the app finds a problem with either, it will explain possible causes and provide practical troubleshooting advice.
Voice, 3G or 4G coverage from all major network operators, both indoors and outdoors, at any location in the UK is also part of the package, allowing everyone to compare which network offers the best service in places such as the home or office.
“This is a great one-stop shop to make sure that internet and mobile phone coverage is the best it can be and I think people should be taking advantage to ensure they are getting a good deal,” said George.
It is also available as a web based version for desktop and laptop devices, which can be accessed at https://checker.ofcom.org.uk/.