WORK on a mast on a high rise flat is causing telephone signal issues for residents of a Flintshire town.

People living in the Flint area have been reporting no Vodafone or O2 signal over the past couple of days. 

People said they have been contacted by O2 and Vodafone to warn them about potential signal due to a faulty mast in the area.

Work has been taking place today (July 26) on one on top of Richard Heights - one of Flint's high rise flats. A notice at the flats says the work is being undertaken by a contractor on behalf of Vodafone. 

The Leader: Work has been taking place on the mast at the high rise block of flats today.Work has been taking place on the mast at the high rise block of flats today. (Image: Peter Jones)

Whilst being separate companies, O2 and Vodafone signed a deal in June 2012 which will see the two companies 'pool' their network technology, creating a single national grid of 18,500 transmitter sites.


People using Sky Mobile and GiffGaff have also reported issues. These networks are two of five significant MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) using O2's network; alongside Virgin Mobile, Tesco Mobile and Lyca Mobile. 

Vodafone has informed customers that work on the mast is due to be completed by July 27.

Once completed, the company said people's phone signals will return and will be working "perfectly". 

A Vodafone spokesperson added that the work is scheduled to finish at 10pm today (Thursday, July 27).

The Leader: Work on the mast took place today. Work on the mast took place today. (Image: Peter Jones)