There is a risk that when mobile phone companies go over to 4G soon, some households will suffer from interference on their televisions.
This happens at the 800mhz range which is why an agency of this name has been set up to support this change. “at 800” has a simple role to play: to ensure people can still watch their Freeview television when 4G mobile services at 800 MHz are launched and sort out any disruption by providing advice, and in some cases home visits or alternative equipment.
You can find out more here. Approximately four weeks before an area goes live, some homes will receive a postcard and a filter which will need to be fitted to the existing aerial.
EVOC is carrying out outreach work in Edinburgh to ensure that specific target groups in particular are supported to install their filters. We are raising awareness with viewers themselves, their carers and the agencies that support them in the run up to this change. We have specific target groups of people we would like to reach, and these groups can be given free support to ensure they are not affected by any disruption to their services.
- Those aged 75 or over
- Those eligible for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Constant Allowance or Mobility Supplement
- Those registered blind or partially sighted older people
Our colleague Josie Isles is available now for a period of two months to come and speak to groups, ideally in an informal setting , to highlight and explain these changes. She is happy to come along to any pre arranged sessions and explain what’s happening: either for sessions where you think some people in the groups may need to know more or where you have a group of carers who can pass the information on.
To find out more or to arrange an appointment, please contact Josie on 555 9100.