NEW MOBILE broadband services are being rolled out in Rugby – and free gadgets are being offered to prevent them interfering with TV receptions.
New mobile phone masts around town are switching on, meaning more of Rugby’s smartphone users will have access to super-fast 4G internet signals.
But viewers of Freeview TV – digital television received through a traditional aerial – may experience loss of sound, blocky images or loss of some or all channels due to interference from the new service.
at800, an independent organisation which ensures UK viewers continue to receive Freeview, is offering free devices which can help minimise the interference.
Ben Roome, CEO of at800 said: “We’re already helping viewers in the area and continue to offer support.
“We want to ensure that people know it’s our role to fix any disruption to Freeview due to 4G and that there’s no charge for our support.”
Viewers who live in houses with their own aerial, do not have satellite or cable television, and for whom 4G is diagnosed as causing disruption to Freeview can have their reception restored free of charge. at800’s engineers will visit and fit an approved filter to the TV system.
With more 4G masts due to go live, viewers who experience disruption to Freeview should contact at800 at www.at800.tv/contact-us or on 0808 13 13 800 (free from landlines and mobiles).
Visit www.at800.tv for more information.