UK Tech Firm Creates Roaming SIM to Avoid Mobile Dead Spots

By Tim Maytom

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While the UK Government eyes plans to force mobile network operators to provide full network roaming, a Leeds-based tech company has developed its own solution, in the form of a SIM that jumps between networks.

The SIM, created by 24 Seven, searches out the strongest signal from O2, Vodafone and EE, with the aim of eliminating so-called ‘not-spots’ where individual operator signals are weak.

24 Seven also acts as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), enabling it to provide all the functions and services of a traditional mobile network, and giving it complete oversight and control over the SIM cards, from provisioning and billing, to real time data reporting from the SIM activity.

“National roaming has been a subject passed between mobile network operators and paid lip-service for many years,” said David Samuel, managing director of 24 Seven Communications. “Surely in this day and age, technology providers owe the public a more reliable mobile signal?

We’ve taken the initiative with this new and innovative product, which will allow mobile users greater freedom, better reliability and improved connection. Mobile reception affects so many areas of life. Businesses in particular could stand to lose out on millions of pounds due to poor …read more

Source:: Mobile App News