Millions will have to pay to get Freeview TV Remember how they claimed Freeview would be interference free AND free? Now it's going to cost you £200 to fix it
New 4G mobile phone network will leave people facing £200 bills to cut out interference
More than 2 million Freeview customers face bills of up to £212 – more than the cost of a year’s subscription to cable television – in order to pay for interference with signals caused by the 4G mobile network.
Freeview and the BBC last night told The Independent of their anger at the Government’s apparent determination to dump the costs of installing signal filter equipment on householders rather than the mobile phone companies which will enjoy huge financial benefit from the introduction of 4G next year.
Estimates suggest that between 2.3m and 3m households – within 2km of 4G transmitters - face interference with their television pictures, with some losing their signals entirely.
Don't forget Mr Vulcanised that VAT etc will be charged on all of the extra kit plus tax and VAT on all the increased revenue from the Telcos. Triples all round.
Made it up the Hill from Hell again tonight. Hurt just as much. Octopussy I envy you. Downhill on the way home. Wonderful It matters not one jot which way I go it all ends in a steep climb home. Then again I'll never get flooded.
Morning all, a sunny start. Last weekend we went and had a look at an archeological dig at a nearby bay and they are discussing it on the radio as I type. The experts think it is probably the best preserved Roman fort in Britain which was built in about 4 A.D. They reckon it has had constant occupation since it was built 1700 years ago, and it is still lived in now. Apparently most Roman forts in Britain are just piles of rubble at best but this one is about 8 metres tall and mostly intact although the Germans did some additions during their stay 65 years ago.
What is it about Chemists that causes them to move in slow motion? stopped going to the one on the top road because of the time one had to spend twiddling one's thumbs waiting,this new one on the bottom road has turned out to be just as bad. Enter Chemists,no other customers in evidence,wait five minutes for someone to approach tother side of counter and take prescription,wait ten minutes,in fact so fed up wi standing there like a tin of milk sat down on one of the chairs provided for we crumblies,twiddle thumbs,further five minutes eventually someone approaches the counter from the mysterious place in the back, "we are doing something to the computer, your prescription will be a while" Puts away one's penknife with which one was about to carve a notch in the wall to mark off the passage of days and tell em I shall return on the morrow to pick it up. Arrggghhhh!!!
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