Ofcom call for 'try before you buy' for mobiles. Trybuyles?
One of the most common complaints from mobile phone users is the absence of reception, something that is fairly integral to, er, having a mobile phone.
Now Ofcom have called for mobile providers to allow new customers to enjoy a ‘try before you buy’ period, allowing them to discover just how good the coverage is in the places where they need it most. As opposed to giving their postcode to someone who is desperate to sell them a mobile phone and believing them when they say ‘Yes, great reception in that street of which you are speaking’.
Ofcom have found the 36% of mobile users have experienced ‘not spots’ – areas where they are completely unable to get a signal, with 18% experiencing it regularly. A passer-by we spoke to rated the chances of Ofcom’s suggestions becoming standard practice as: “Fucking zero mate. You’ve got more chance of painting a set of tits on a bishop.”
Use the comments section below to tell us how you feel about it. Would you prefer to have good reception or bad reception? Is reception even an issue for you or do you just like to hold, stroke and lick your mobile instead of using it? Is this one of the most pointless paragraphs you’ve ever read in your life? What about that new Dr Who? He’s a bit young isn’t he?