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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Poor mobile coverage discourages hotel visitors

A survey from the United States says poor mobile phone coverage in a hotel would discourage over half of all visitors (54%) from returning. The survey – by Repeated Signal Solutions, which provides improved indoor coverage – also said 48% of adults would consider switching their office building because of poor mobile coverage, 45% would consider switching their meeting facility and 36% would look somewhere else for medical services (but only if they could take their doctors with them, which rather weakens that final statistic).

Actually, come to think of it, that rather weakens the whole report. A headline that read "Poor mobile coverage drives away a third of hospital patients" would be laughably unconvincing. [Press release via PRWeb]

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cyberdoyle

3/24/2009 7:07 AM

Very true, and same in all countries. It would be interesting to see if lack of broadband facilities had the same effect, because we are finding people won't buy houses in our area due to lack of a broadband connection.


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The Fonecast

3/24/2009 7:19 AM

I always used to check mobile coverage before moving house. Now I don't bother - but that's because I assume coverage is going to be okay in most places, not because it doesn't matter. Mind you, I DID check for fixed-line broadband when I last moved. I'd be interested to know exactly what the questions were for the survey; that last statistic about medical facilities still bothers me.

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