Mobile phone signal across North Devon affected by snow
Angry mobile phone users have been contacting the Journal after being left out in the cold by their service proiders.
Orange (EE), Vodafone and O2 customers in Croyde, Georgeham, Braunton, Woolacombe, Bideford and Torrington have been reporting intermittant signal since 8am this morning.
Karma Worthington from Croyde and Helena Hoyle from Bideford say they are on Orange (EE) and haven't had signal all day.
Rachel Hadley, director of Croyde Holidays, said her Vodafone reception was dead all morning until 1pm when suddenly she had full signal again.
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Vodafone has confirmed some of its customers in North Devon are seeing a reduced mobile phone service due to the snow.
Spokesman Ally Stevens said: "Our transmitters work on microwave technology and when this equipment gets covered in snow it affects the signal it can send out.
"We believe only a small number of customers are affected and the problems seem to be intermittent.
"Our teams are monitoring the situation and hope to get things resolved reasonably quickly."
Orange (EE) spokesman Lucie Smith said: "Our technical department is aware of an issue in North Devon and is looking into it."
The Journal attempted to contact mobile phone provider O2 but no one was available for comment.