Deal to help rural mobile phone users

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Berwickshire MSP John Lamont has welcomed the UK Government’s deal with the four mobile networks to improve mobile coverage across rural areas of the UK, such as the Scottish Borders.

The legally binding deal with EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will see 90% of the UK guaranteed voice and text coverage by 2017 through a £5 billion investment programme.

Mr Lamont said: “This will make a real difference to residents and businesses in the Borders.