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UK Big Freeze Brings Landline Misery

Fri 03 Dec, 2010 // Firstnumber Team

1,000s of UK homes are today without landline phone services as continued wintry weather causes widespread faults with telecommunications services.

Engineers are said to be battling against the elements, such as black ice and blizzards, to fix broken landlines and disconnected homes.

Sadly, weather experts are predicting the cold snap to continue right into the start of next week with temperatures dropping to as low as -20c in some areas of the country.

Experts expect further wintry weather could further affect landlines

Care groups and charities working with elderly and vulnerable people are thought to be particularly concerned and have encouraged neighbours and family members to make home visits when they can; in case occupants are unable to get in touch for help via landline phone.

Internet chatter on various mobile forums also suggested the big freeze could be having an effect on mobile signals with some individuals reporting reduced strengths on networks such as Vodafone and 3. 

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