According to new research published by the BBC, the Spilsby area is still a 3G not spot.
The BBC has undertaken a project involving around 44,000 volunteers from across the country, providing over 1.7 million hours worth of data, to map the coverage provided by mobile phone companies across the country. As part of this, the results have been published on a searchable map.
As was expected in an area that suffers from slow and comparatively expensive internet broadband connections, the mobile phone connection is no better. The vast majority of the town of Spilsby, and surrounding villages, were highlighted as being 2G only areas.
This means that the area is not able to benefit from faster mobile broadband speeds that can be found elsewhere in the country. Mobile coverage has become a huge issue as people rely increasingly on their smartphones to surf the web and send email as well as making phone calls.
The best 3G coverage in the area is from 3, who have recently come in for criticism from rural communities after their decision to completely drop their 2G coverage meaning large areas where no signal is available at all.
This is backed up by the OpenSignalMaps.com database that has been collecting similar information for the past 9 months.