Mobile Phone Signal
Castle Carrock is a beautiful village in the middle of nowhere. Therefore most mobile phones have no signal. Keep reading to prepare yourself as best you can to survive in the sticks with poor mobile phone signal and to avoid potential communication blackout…
Calls and Texts
Vodafone has the best coverage in Castle Carrock and Geltsdale followed by O2, Giff Gaff and Tesco Mobile. It still has black spots in the area but they’re small in size, so it’s the most popular network to use in Castle Carrock. Other networks who “piggy-back” off the Vodafone network are also well covered in Castle Carrock such as TalkMobile. See the coverage maps below for more information on all major mobile networks in the UK.
EE, Orange, T-Mobile, Three and most other networks have very poor signal in Castle Carrock. There are a few places where you can get signal with them, though. One of the best places is at the top of Rectory Road as you leave towards Newbiggin:
If this does not work for you, the neighbouring town of Brampton generally has good signal for most mobile networks. Or you could use the phone box situated on The Marr (village green) opposite the Duke of Cumberland pub – but be aware that it doesn’t take coins.
Mobile Network Coverage Maps
These are the mobile phone signal coverage maps for the major UK Phone Networks:
Mobile Phone Signal – Mobile Internet (E, 3G, H, 4G etc.)
Mobile Internet in Castle Carrock on most mobile network is poor with the exception of Vodafone which now offers 4G in the village. If you’re lucky enough to find signal on other networks, it will probably be just about fast enough to send and receive emails and browse the web. Luckily if you pop into the Duke of Cumberland for something to eat or drink, they will let you use their slightly faster WiFi Internet connection.
Improve Your Signal
Tips on how to improve the signal you can get (cheaply) can be found here: http://www.wisebread.com/no-signal-5-quick-ways-to-boost-your-cell-phone-reception-updated
Please Note: be careful when trying any of these signal boosting tricks, although they are well tested we cannot accept any responsibility if something goes wrong…proceed at your own risk!