Some Hamilton town leaders have declared the lack of cell phone reception in town a “public safety issue” as one resident is encouraging others to press the Board of Selectmen to find ways to improve it.
On Friday, Bay Road resident Bob Gray posted a comment on Hamilton-Wenham Patch encouraging other residents to write to Selectmen and encourage them to “get moving on this.”
“We’re in the 21st century and (cell phone service) is part of a safety network,” Planning Board chairman Ed Howard said this week. Howard also brought concerns about emergency planning and the creation of an emergency shelter to Selectmen about two years ago.
The topic of cell phone reception was one of more than a dozen issues that were tackled during a two hour meeting Wednesday night with town leaders from various town boards, including Selectmen and the land use boards. That's when Howard, and others, said cell phone service has moved from a convenience or luxury to a public safety issue.
Tell us: Where are the “dead spots” for you? And where are the spots where you know you can get reception? Additionally, what service do you have and what kind of phone are you using, and do you think that matters?
Let us know in the comments.