Mobile phone coverage in Scotland
From the Highlands to the Borders, mobile signal is different for so many Scottish users and our guide reveals which phone network offers the best signal experience.
Below you can see the most recent network reliability and network speed scores for Scotland, based on the most recent data from our partner, RootMetrics.
Best network for mobile signal experience in Scotland
A new report by RootMetrics has found that EE and Vodafone mobile phone users in Scotland had the best mobile signal experience. EE achieved the highest RootScore of 96.2. EE got a RootScore of 93.9 with O2 also getting a score in the 90s.
Three scored the lowest but at 89.8, all four operators have put in a good performance when it comes to mobile signal experience in Scotland.
Best network for download speeds in Scotland
Although most of the four networks had high 4G availability, EE is the clear winner when it comes to download speeds.
Offering a quick 33.9Mbps to its users, it is comfortably ahead of its rivals.
In comparison, O2 achieved an average of 13.9Mbps, less than half what EE customers are used to.
Three fared even worst, offering average download speeds of 12.8Mbps.
The information used in this analysis comes from a regular collaboration between Which? and coverage experts RootMetrics, and is based on over 580,000 measurements taken from multiple outdoor and indoor locations .
Using these measurements, we're able to give a definitive account of the real mobile phone user experience using RootScores. A RootScore is a simple way to translate all the data gathered into clear and easy-to understand marks of performance and is scaled from 0-100. The higher the score, the better.
Which network do you say is best?
Once you know which networks offer the best coverage where you live and work, you'll want to know which ones offer the best customer service and value for money. We asked 6,100 members of the public to tell us about what they love and hate about their network.