Community Indoor Sure Signal programme open for applications

Vodafone CISS
Ann-Marie Meikle

Vodafone UK are calling all community hubs, rural pubs and village halls to apply to their 3G mobile Community Indoor Sure Signal (CISS) programme.

Vodafone UK wants to give another 100 rural community ‘hot-spots’ access to reliable 3G indoor mobile coverage for the first time.  Following on from its successful Rural Open Sure Signal programme, which has brought 3G coverage to more than 80 villages across the UK, Vodafone launched its Community Indoor Sure Signal (CISS) programme earlier in the summer. 

Lynda Williams from The Bear and Ragged Staff, Bransford commented:

“We are absolutely delighted with our Sure Signal+ unit which is providing our business with excellent mobile coverage.  Being located in a rural area, this is something we have struggled with but we now have a solution.  It was extremely easy to install and within minutes we were connected to the world!”.

The Community Indoor Sure Signal programme uses ‘femtocell’ technology called Sure Signal Plus.  The units are similar in size to a broadband router.  They simply plug into an existing broadband router and a power source to provide mobile coverage throughout the building.

Units are completely free to install and use, Vodafone only ask that the landlord is happy to cover the electricity costs.

Who could benefit?

  • Rural pubs and shops

  • Village halls or social clubs

  • Visitor centres

  • Sports clubs

  • Scout huts

  • Doctor/vet’s surgeries

Further information and application details are available on the Vodafone website.