What is the Mobile Booster project?

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has launched the roll out of its new mobile booster scheme, aimed at small businesses and households in rural communities who currently have inadequate coverage, have access to only one provider and who are currently struggling with connectivity.

The initiative, which is being funded through the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HotSWLEP) Growth Deal, will offer vouchers worth up to £600 to enable selected premises to purchase a 4G broadband solution in order to improve their mobile telephone signal through Wi-Fi Calling.

Data from Ofcom states that 23,000 premises across the Devon and Somerset area are 4G “not-spots”, meaning they lack adequate coverage.

The Mobile Booster project aims to support initiatives within homes and businesses in order to improve connectivity and the ability to make voice calls.

What does it involve?

Once you have received your voucher confirmation from Connecting Devon and Somerset, we will arrange for an engineer to visit and install a small receiver on the outside of your property. We provide a Wi-Fi router for you to connect your devices to the internet.

We would provide you with the best speed that can be attained from the local communications tower, which we expect to be at least 20mbps download speed at off-peak times. We can connect to all the major networks and our engineering team will review your area to select the network with the best coverage.

Improved broadband offers the possibility to connect a mobile telephone to Wi-Fi calling through the internet connection.

Further details of a what is included in a standard installation can be found here

What does it cost?

The installation will not cost you anything as this will be funded completely by Connecting Devon and Somerset, all you need to do is subscribe to the service by taking up a 12 month unlimited data contract.

How do I apply for a voucher?

You must apply for a Mobile Booster voucher directly through the CDS website. The process is very simple and straightforwad, only taking a minuite or two to complete and the results are delivered almost immmediately.