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Lack of mobile coverage in residential area of Arboleas in Spain’s Costa Almeria could be “life-threatening”, expats claim

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EXPAT residents in Limaria in Arboleas on Spain’s Costa Almeria claim the lack of mobile phone coverage in their area could put lives at risk. “We are about 200 permanent residents, most of whom are eldery people, who need a reliable telephone connection”, Jean-Claude Pinoy told the Euro Weekly News There was an incident just […]

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Christina54

Posted: Sun Jun 4, 2023 12:38pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 4, 2023 12:38pm

What's this about no/bad mobile coverage this is bit alarming as thinking of a holiday home there? 

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Posted: Sun Jun 4, 2023 11:30pm

Christina54 wrote on Sun Jun 4, 2023 12:38pm:

What's this about no/bad mobile coverage this is bit alarming as thinking of a holiday home there? 

This was posted 3 years ago - every chance infrastructure has improved somewhat since then.

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2023 11:49am

DarioMartin wrote on Sun Jun 4, 2023 11:30pm:

This was posted 3 years ago - every chance infrastructure has improved somewhat since then.

Well Dario, in response to your post re "every chance the infrastructure has improved since then" I need to tell you that there are still problems around the Limaria area and most possibly the surrounding areas! About 18 months ago a new mast was erected in Limaria. Reception before then was totally impossible, one had to drive to higher ground and hope! Since the new mast was erected reception has been at best "hit and miss" ....one has to keep trying for reception! The local mayor´s office seems to be unable to solve the problem with the cell phone companies.

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2023 11:53am

BJ wrote on Mon Jun 12, 2023 11:49am:

Well Dario, in response to your post re "every chance the infrastructure has improved since then" I need to tell you that there are still problems around the Limaria area and most possibly the surrounding areas! About 18 months ago a new mast was erected in Limaria. Reception before then was tota...

...lly impossible, one had to drive to higher ground and hope! Since the new mast was erected reception has been at best "hit and miss" ....one has to keep trying for reception! The local mayor´s office seems to be unable to solve the problem with the cell phone companies.

Well … so infrastructure has improved then … even if only a little … but seriously, what provider are you with? I know Vodaphone has issues with coverage - Movistar is bad as well?

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Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 10:57am

DarioMartin wrote on Mon Jun 12, 2023 11:53am:

Well … so infrastructure has improved then … even if only a little … but seriously, what provider are you with? I know Vodaphone has issues with coverage - Movistar is bad as well?

As there had been no reception at all in Limaria and most of the surrounding area for 15 years prior to the installation of the new mast about 18 months ago, any kind of "improvement" has improved the system. Obviously, this kind of "improvement" is minimal and is a reflection of the quality of said installation etc etc. and the follow-up by the local authorities.

Finally, Vodafone and Moviestar are the worst in this area but during the past years reception via all cell phones has been unacceptable, considering we are in the year of 2023!

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BJ wrote on Tue Jun 13, 2023 10:57am:

As there had been no reception at all in Limaria and most of the surrounding area for 15 years prior to the installation of the new mast about 18 months ago, any kind of "improvement" has improved the system. Obviously, this kind of "improvement" is minimal and is a reflection of the quality of s...

...aid installation etc etc. and the follow-up by the local authorities.

Finally, Vodafone and Moviestar are the worst in this area but during the past years reception via all cell phones has been unacceptable, considering we are in the year of 2023!

If mobile phone reception is a real bugbear, although not an ideal solution, I can suggest purchasing (from Amazon for example) a 4G / 5G repeater system with Yagi aerial on a mast.  This goes on the side of a house, is not too intrusive and looks just like a TV Antennae, but it will give you about a 500 metre radius “boost” of mobile phone signal.

Should you have to do it? No.  Of course not.  But realistically neither local authorities nor mobile service provider fees are going to do anything - it’s clearly not an important enough area for them to clear the black spots

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Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 4:29pm

Thanks for that x what is arboleas like? How long have u lived there and why did u choose there? I am planning to come out check out the area as I've seen couple villas in arboleas couple in el pinar x

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Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2023 11:55am

DarioMartin wrote on Tue Jun 13, 2023 1:51pm:

If mobile phone reception is a real bugbear, although not an ideal solution, I can suggest purchasing (from Amazon for example) a 4G / 5G repeater system with Yagi aerial on a mast.  This goes on the side of a house, is not too intrusive and looks just like a TV Antennae, but it will give yo...

...u about a 500 metre radius “boost” of mobile phone signal.

Should you have to do it? No.  Of course not.  But realistically neither local authorities nor mobile service provider fees are going to do anything - it’s clearly not an important enough area for them to clear the black spots

Thank you for your response...I had a landline installed about 15 months ago when the new mast was erected and reception was "hit n miss", so that has been my response to the problem. Also all this relatively new technology left me behind a decade ago...!!

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Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2023 12:33pm

Christina54 wrote on Tue Jun 13, 2023 4:29pm:

Thanks for that x what is arboleas like? How long have u lived there and why did u choose there? I am planning to come out check out the area as I've seen couple villas in arboleas couple in el pinar x

Hola Christina54,

I moved to Limaria 16 years ago from the UK for about 5 months. But I have actually continued living here for just over 14 years due to a timeliving  in the USA. Arboleas is semi-rural with many Brits living within a ten mile radius of Arboleas village in smaller communities, Limaria being one. During the last couple of years we have had an increase in Belgians living in the area, but keep to themselves. We have one of the best Spanish supermarkets represented in Albox, namely Mercadona....then a Lidl and a Covran...plus a couple of English grocery shops, also in Albox....the health clinics/doctors are well equipped and have a good standard and approval rating...schools too....not sure of the total of schools within a ten mile radius but the internet will help you....I helped in one primary school in Albox, before covid came to españa and the school was well equipped to a high standard and totally clean and well maintained, "Colegio Publico Virgin del Saliento".... the Spanish nationals are extremely friendly and smile a lot. They all seem to be quietly content within themselves  and within their life in general. When one exchanges with a Spanish national a "hola" or a "buen dia" together with eye contact and a smile, such as passing on the sidewalk, one very often receives the same respect..Basically I moved here for the semi-rural life away from the main tourist areas, the hills, the excellent roadways and the friendliness of the Spanish nationals and because of being a short drive maybe 45 minutes from Mojacar  

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