Going to the steam fair? You might not get phone signal

Going to the steam fair? You might not get phone signal

Going to the steam fair? You might not get phone signal

First published in News

ORGANISERS of Dorset Steam Fair are warning visitors there will only be one temporary mobile phone mast this year.

The event (pictured), which begins next week on August 27, will only have a temporary O2 mast. There will be no EE or Vodafone mast.

All visitors are advised to make sure they use the designated meeting points to meet family and friends and do not rely on a guaranteed mobile signal during the event.

There will be five help points with a public payphone in use.

Mike Hayes from Vodafone said they will ensure the maximum capacity signal is available at surrounding sites and make teams aware of the dates of the event to monitor it closely.

A spokesperson for EE said: “We regret that we’re not able to provide enhanced coverage to the steam festival, which unfortunately falls outside of our extensive list of major events we’re able to cover.”

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2:07pm Sat 23 Aug 14

billy bumble says...

"A spokesperson for EE said: “We regret that we’re not able to provide enhanced coverage to the steam festival, which unfortunately falls outside of our extensive list of major events we’re able to cover.”

I wonder which other extensive events attract 200,000 people

What a load of rubbish this man talks - sums up his company's customer service really
"A spokesperson for EE said: “We regret that we’re not able to provide enhanced coverage to the steam festival, which unfortunately falls outside of our extensive list of major events we’re able to cover.” I wonder which other extensive events attract 200,000 people What a load of rubbish this man talks - sums up his company's customer service really billy bumble
  • Score: 5

2:21pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Alantrom says...

I know I am old fashioned but we all lived quite well before the advent of the telephone, let alone the mobile telephone. Plan ahead?
If everyone is honest, there rarely is anything so important that instant communications are necessary all the time. If its a life and death situation I am sure that suitable arrangments will be in hand on the show ground.
I know I am old fashioned but we all lived quite well before the advent of the telephone, let alone the mobile telephone. Plan ahead? If everyone is honest, there rarely is anything so important that instant communications are necessary all the time. If its a life and death situation I am sure that suitable arrangments will be in hand on the show ground. Alantrom
  • Score: 19

2:46pm Sat 23 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

What did people do prior to the mobile phone ,they had days out with out the interruption of a mobile phone call if they went to large events they found a central point and agreed if got separated meet at that point ,yes mobiles are a fantastic invention but they are also a pain in the neck at times ,
What did people do prior to the mobile phone ,they had days out with out the interruption of a mobile phone call if they went to large events they found a central point and agreed if got separated meet at that point ,yes mobiles are a fantastic invention but they are also a pain in the neck at times , alasdair1967
  • Score: 16

2:48pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Tig says...

And no photographic competition this year either....
And no photographic competition this year either.... Tig
  • Score: -4

3:09pm Sat 23 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

They have done it for copyright reasons.
They won't allow live streaming from devices.
They have done it for copyright reasons. They won't allow live streaming from devices. BIGTONE
  • Score: -2

4:04pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Lord Spring says...

If you want to keep in touch with each other on the site go equipped with a pair of PMR trannscivers
If you want to keep in touch with each other on the site go equipped with a pair of PMR trannscivers Lord Spring
  • Score: 6

4:07pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Lord Spring says...

Transceivers
Transceivers Lord Spring
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Sat 23 Aug 14

GrannyMo says...

Oooops no social media, how will some survive, From someone who gets uptight talking the the backs of people's phones
Oooops no social media, how will some survive, From someone who gets uptight talking the the backs of people's phones GrannyMo
  • Score: 7

5:16pm Sat 23 Aug 14

madras says...

It's a bloody STEAM FAIR - get over yourselves, lives without your mobile for a few hours...
It's a bloody STEAM FAIR - get over yourselves, lives without your mobile for a few hours... madras
  • Score: 14

6:42pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Phixer says...

Use a pair of steam-powered mobile phones. Two tins and a length of string.

Or a pre-steam mobile phone. Semaphore flags.
Use a pair of steam-powered mobile phones. Two tins and a length of string. Or a pre-steam mobile phone. Semaphore flags. Phixer
  • Score: 6

8:37pm Sat 23 Aug 14

mightyturbo says...

Oh the irony. A festival celebrating historic technology, engineering and transport yet no mobile phone signal. In this day and age, how dare there be no phone signal in the countryside. Hopefully people can retrospectively "check in" on Facebook so we all know they attended.
Oh the irony. A festival celebrating historic technology, engineering and transport yet no mobile phone signal. In this day and age, how dare there be no phone signal in the countryside. Hopefully people can retrospectively "check in" on Facebook so we all know they attended. mightyturbo
  • Score: 0

6:18am Sun 24 Aug 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Why isn't there 4G coverage anyway, regardless of an event being on?
Why isn't there 4G coverage anyway, regardless of an event being on? Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 1

8:18am Sun 24 Aug 14

scatmeister says...

billy bumble wrote:
"A spokesperson for EE said: “We regret that we’re not able to provide enhanced coverage to the steam festival, which unfortunately falls outside of our extensive list of major events we’re able to cover.”

I wonder which other extensive events attract 200,000 people

What a load of rubbish this man talks - sums up his company's customer service really
Probably Bournemouth Air Festival, it is on at the same time and attracts more than a million people.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: "A spokesperson for EE said: “We regret that we’re not able to provide enhanced coverage to the steam festival, which unfortunately falls outside of our extensive list of major events we’re able to cover.” I wonder which other extensive events attract 200,000 people What a load of rubbish this man talks - sums up his company's customer service really[/p][/quote]Probably Bournemouth Air Festival, it is on at the same time and attracts more than a million people. scatmeister
  • Score: 5

11:57am Sun 24 Aug 14

afcdibby says...

billy bumble wrote:
"A spokesperson for EE said: “We regret that we’re not able to provide enhanced coverage to the steam festival, which unfortunately falls outside of our extensive list of major events we’re able to cover.”

I wonder which other extensive events attract 200,000 people

What a load of rubbish this man talks - sums up his company's customer service really
EE = everything everywhere - just not on this occasion.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: "A spokesperson for EE said: “We regret that we’re not able to provide enhanced coverage to the steam festival, which unfortunately falls outside of our extensive list of major events we’re able to cover.” I wonder which other extensive events attract 200,000 people What a load of rubbish this man talks - sums up his company's customer service really[/p][/quote]EE = everything everywhere - just not on this occasion. afcdibby
  • Score: 2

1:18pm Sun 24 Aug 14

RM says...

scatmeister wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
"A spokesperson for EE said: “We regret that we’re not able to provide enhanced coverage to the steam festival, which unfortunately falls outside of our extensive list of major events we’re able to cover.”

I wonder which other extensive events attract 200,000 people

What a load of rubbish this man talks - sums up his company's customer service really
Probably Bournemouth Air Festival, it is on at the same time and attracts more than a million people.
I take it from that spokesman's statement that EE aren't wanting any more customers? After all, why would anyone want to sign up for a service provider who can't provide service?
[quote][p][bold]scatmeister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: "A spokesperson for EE said: “We regret that we’re not able to provide enhanced coverage to the steam festival, which unfortunately falls outside of our extensive list of major events we’re able to cover.” I wonder which other extensive events attract 200,000 people What a load of rubbish this man talks - sums up his company's customer service really[/p][/quote]Probably Bournemouth Air Festival, it is on at the same time and attracts more than a million people.[/p][/quote]I take it from that spokesman's statement that EE aren't wanting any more customers? After all, why would anyone want to sign up for a service provider who can't provide service? RM
  • Score: 1

8:04am Mon 25 Aug 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
If you want to keep in touch with each other on the site go equipped with a pair of PMR trannscivers
Or tin cans and string
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: If you want to keep in touch with each other on the site go equipped with a pair of PMR trannscivers[/p][/quote]Or tin cans and string retry69
  • Score: 0
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