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Orange phone users still suffering coverage snags in Beaminster
11:30am Wednesday 16th January 2013 in Bridport
CAMPAIGNERS are urging people in Beaminster to keep the pressure on Orange to restore its signal in the area.
The communications giant, which now operates under the EE banner, switched a mast back on after many people lost coverage when it was turned off over the New Year.
Some people have seen their mobile signal return but other are still incommunicado.
County councillor Rebecca Knox has been leading a campaign through her Facebook and Twitter pages.
She said: “I will keep going.
“I am still receiving complaints from people.”
EE switched a mast off after a tie-up between Orange and T Mobile to avoid two masts serving the same people.
However, the move meant many in the Beaminster area lost coverage.
The company has insisted that mast has gone back on and a spokesman urged people to contact it if they were still struggling with reception coverage.
The spokesman added that people could contact its customer support department or through its community forums online.
District councillor Janet Page said her signal had returned but urged those without network coverage to contact Orange.
She said: “The more people that contact them, the more they are like to do something about it.”
Visit Coun Knox’s Facebook page at Facebook. com/Rebecca-Knox-Beaminster-West-Dorset for more details.