Despite the mobile phone networks each reportedly covering over 95% of the UK population with 3G and/or 4G connectivity, there are inevitably areas where coverage is poor. And for each mobile network, the quality of their signal can be affected by various factors such as the network’s phone mast infrastructure, the countryside and its terrain, and even obstructions such as buildings and the materials they’re made of.
But however understandable the reasons are for varying signal strength, it’s still a huge a frustration to many users that they can’t be guaranteed the continuous coverage that they need. And for companies in particular, the lack of a constant signal can have a potentially detrimental effect on their businesses.
It’s a well-known fact that the number of people working remotely has been rapidly increasing over recent years. In fact figures from the most recent Office of National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey indicate that the number of people working remotely has increased to almost one-in-seven over the last decade – and that number is likely to be even higher.
But at the same time, many UK businesses are still nervous about encouraging workplace flexibility and remote working and are reluctant to invest in the right tools and technology for their employees to work effectively. Recent research carried out by Ipsos MORI found that only 50% of British workplaces currently accommodate remote working – 6% less than the global average – while fixed technology still exceeds mobile by 2:1 in UK offices.
One of the reasons for this reluctance is highly likely to be due to a potential lack of contact from employees, especially if they are in an area where their phone signal is poor. But for many employees today, it’s vital that they’re out of the office making important on-site visits and meeting face to face with customers, so a high level of network coverage is more important than ever before.
There is, however, a solution to poor and intermittent mobile phone coverage – Anywhere Sim.
Launched in June 2015, Anywhere Sim is an innovative virtual mobile network that provides business users with seamless roaming across three mobile networks – on a single SIM. Users can make and receive calls on available UK mobile networks, ensuring continuous connectivity and no interruption in service. It can be used for all aspects of a business from straight forward mobile phone usage, connection to the Internet of Things (IoT) and also for lone workers who absolutely must have constant connectivity to ensure their safety and welfare.
Here at Zest4, we have recently added Anywhere Sim to our product portfolio enabling resellers to offer this solution to end-customers who have a requirement to access multiple mobile networks. To find out more about Anywhere Sim and see how Zest4 can help, visit http://www.zest4.com/mobile.php or call our team on 0161 956 3355.