O2 and Vodafone reveal 4G for Oban
MOBILE phone networks O2 and Vodafone have said they are bringing a 4G service to Oban.
The companies said they are aiming to bring high-speed mobile internet to customers in more rural areas and will start work next week to bring a 4G service to Oban, as well as improving their 2G and 3G network.
The O2 work is scheduled to start on Monday July 24. The firm said that, subject to successful implementation and testing, customers will see the new and improved service in the following weeks.
During the work, there may be times when customers experience intermittent service. That was the case last week for Vodafone users, who had their service disrupted. The news brought comment on
Helen Whitelaw posted: ‘You would think they could schedule things like this for outwith the working day...’
Catherine Carnie complained: ‘No service on phone today [ Wednesday July 12].’
Kyle Murchison wrote: ‘Just a shame now that it’s back on Oban is still stuck in the stone age with 2g service!’
Linsey Johnstone said: ‘ They are upgrading the mast to 4G for Vodafone and O2.’
David Livingstone retorted: ‘They’ve been saying that for 5 years +.’
Customers can download the O2 TU Go app which enables them to make and receive calls on any wifi- connected device using their mobile number.
More information can be found at the O2 website http:// www.o2.co.uk/apps/tu-go or www.o2.co.uk/4G.