Sunday, 23 June 2013

Where There Were Walls

Walls is well to the north-west of Shetland Mainland. It is a local centre, has some fine accommodation, such as Burrastow House (above) and is the terminal for the Foula Ferry. However, it has not been known for good mobile phone coverage, until now. Vodafone is experimenting with the innovative Open Fermo system and, within the vicinity of Walls, connections are brilliant unless too many people want to be online at once. The reasons behind the company's choice of this remote rural settlement  are outlined in a Shetland News item.

The day may be bright as is the lustre and appeal of this red phone box, once the mainstay of rural communications, but not its future.

Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of Voice / Data / Phone - the basis of Vodafone

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