Things are afoot in the Devon town of Crediton, as O2 has just begun upgrade work in the area, which will see the rollout of its lightning fast 4G network, as well as improvements to 2G and 3G service in the area.
That’s according to the Crediton Courier, which adds that the improvement works should be complete in the following weeks – subject to successful implementation and testing.
In the meantime, you might find a disruption to your signal if you’re on O2, in which case you can download the handy TU Go app, which lets you call and text over Wi-Fi, using your normal mobile number.
And it should be worth any brief inconvenience. Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer, Telefónica UK, said: “I’m delighted that O2 customers in Crediton will soon be able to experience faster mobile internet making everything easier when using their phone or tablet.
“They’ll be able to stream high-definition TV, shop ‘on-the-go’, and use video calling.
“For our business customers, using 4G means they can be more effective and flexible by working remotely, accessing cloud services and collaborating using apps.”
The work will be beneficial not just to current O2 customers, but to Crediton as a whole, as right now only EE offers 4G in the town, so soon residents will have more choice of mobile network, without having to sacrifice 4G speeds.
For O2’s part this is just the latest 4G rollout, following recent upgrades in Swimbridge, Hallbankgate, Aberchirder, rural Carlisle, Much Hadham and Howden.
O2 now offers 4G in over 11,000 towns and cities across the UK, and has over 78% UK population coverage.
It’s improving all the time too, with the network spending the equivalent of around £2 million each and every day on making its network better and further reaching.