London is officially the worst place in the UK for indoor mobile phone signal
Up to 42 per cent of Londoners complain of poor reception or no coverage while indoors at home according to research performed by comparison website uSwitch.
More than 34 per cent of mobile users suffer from poor indoor coverage with London being regionaly worse than the rest of the UK. The South West of England rates at 41 per cent for poor cover.
O2 customers are blessed with the best indoor coverage based on a 67 per cent 'excellent' rating from their subscribers, followed by EE with 65 per cent, Vodafone with 64 per cent, Three lags in fourth place with 60 per cent of their customers reporting excellent cover.
Two thirds of pay monthly subscribers admitted to not checking a coverage map before signing up with a fifth unaware that they could check their cover.
uSwitch telecoms expert Ernest Doku commented on the report saying, "Those in built-up urban areas may find signal affected by numerous issues including construction materials, home extensions, and even cranes."
"Those in rural areas are being failed simply because the mobile networks have not yet extended their coverage to the furthest reaches of the UK."