Connecting rural communities
What's Open Sure Signal?
An Open Sure Signal unit is a larger version of our standard Sure Signal (which creates 3G signal in your home or small office). It’s also ‘open’, so as long as you’re within range and have a 3G device, you’ll automatically connect to it. This means you’ll be able to make clear calls and get online in rural locations where you couldn’t before.
Why Open Sure Signal?
Lots of rural communities sit in areas with geographical challenges, meaning signal from our masts can't reach them.
Some of these communities, along with many national parks and trusts, don't like the idea of a big mast on their land. But Open Sure Signal is much smaller and more discreet - the ideal solution to blackspots in your rural location.
Find out more about blackspots
Hear how the local community in Cranborne has benefited from Open Sure Signal.
We’ve shortlisted communities, from the Shetlands to Cornwall, for our Rural Open Sure Signal programme. We’ll be installing Open Sure Signal technology and turning on 3G over the next 12 to 15 months.
|Blakeney (Norfolk)||Aith (Shetland)||Bryneglwys (Denbighshire)||Killeter (Co Tyrone)|
|Borrowdale (Cumbria)||Balivanich & Benbecula (OuterHebrides)||Loggerheads Country Park (Denbighshire)|
|Bradfield (South Yorkshire)||Boat of Garten (Inverness-shire)||Moylegrove (Pembrokeshire)|
|Bridgerule (Devon)||Cardrona (Peebleshire)||Pendine (Carmarthenshire)|
|Broad Chalke (Wiltshire)||Castlebay (Isle of Barra)|
|Buckden (Yorkshire)||Conon Bridge (Ross-shire)|
|Caldbeck & Hesket Newmarket (Cumbria)||Cromarty (Ross-shire)|
|Chillaton (Dorset)||Crossapol (Isle of Tiree)|
|Coln St Aldwyns (Gloucestershire)||Culbokie (Ross-shire)|
|Cranborne (Dorset)||Dornoch (Sutherland)|
|Croxton (Norfolk)||Dunbeath (Caithness)|
|East Garston (Berkshire)||Fetlar (Shetland)|
|Elmdon (Essex)||Hamnavoe (Shetland)|
|Ewyas Harold (Herefordshire)||Horve (Isle of Barra)|
|Fownhope (Herefordshire)||Isle of Luing|
|Gilcrux (Cumbria)||Isle of Whithorn (Wigtownshire)|
|Guilden Morden (Cambridgeshire)||Kinlochard (Stirling)|
|High Kelling (Norfolk)||Morvern (Inverness-shire)|
|Hillington (Norfolk)||Newcastleton (Scottish Borders)|
|Horning (Norfolk)||Newtonmore (Inverness-shire)|
|Itchen Valley (Hampshire)||Ormsary (Argyll and Bute)|
|Iwade (Kent)||Sandness (Shetland)|
|Lifton (Devon)||Seil & Easdale (Argyll)|
|Loddon (Norfolk)||Spean Bridge (Inverness-shire)|
|Markington (Yorkshire)||St Andrews (Orkney)|
|Martham (Norfolk)||Tarbert (Isle of Harris)|
|Middle Winterslow (Wiltshire)||Walls (Shetlands)|
|Middleton-in-Teesdale (County Durham)||Whithorn (Wigtownshire)|
|Newton St Cyres (Devon)|
|Upper Sheringham (Norfolk)|
Walls in the Shetlands enjoys a 3G signal for the #First time. Check out the full story at Vodafone #Firsts
Community Indoor Sure Signal
Whether the heart of your rural community is the local pub or the village hall, if it has a weak indoor mobile signal, Vodafone can help. Community Indoor Sure Signal can bring reliable indoor 3G coverage to your area. See how we helped The Bear and Ragged Staff pub in Bransford, Worcester.
Read how Open Sure Signal has already helped local businesses.