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National Services
Mobile phone coverage
Electricity, Gas, Telephone and Water


Isles of Scilly Council
Chairman of the Council, Dudley Mumford: "This web site describes many ... services and I hope you will find it interesting and useful."

Tourist Information
"The Isles of Scilly, just 20 minutes from the coast of Cornwall, a haven for those dreaming of open spaces, relaxation and tranquillity." - Useful guide for the Islands.

Isles of Scilly Bird Group
"Scilly is a great place for bird-life especially on migration in spring & autumn and ISBG helps in recording sightings and improving habitat."

Isles of Scilly Museum
"Our mission is to preserve the traditions and spirit of the Islands and to enhance public understanding of Scillonian traditions and their place in history."


Island Properties
Holiday Lettings & Management, Estate Agents & Valuers.
Island Properties, Porthmellon, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly. TR21 0JY.
Telephone or fax: (01720) 422082 / 422211.

Legendary Cookers
Oil fired AGA/Rayburn engineer, also services oil fired central heating boilers. Visits the Islands twice a year in April and October. Currently services a number of AGAs on St Agnes and would welcome enquiries from the rest of the Islands.
Telephone: 01872 264761. E-mail: Thank you.

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Mobile Phone Coverage

Network Coverage Review*
Vodafone Good. Still limited in remote areas. Generally get a signal of 4-5/5 bars
Orange Moderate. Occasionally limited. Generally get a signal of 3-4/5 bars
O2 (BT Cellnet) Moderate. Occasionally limited.
T-Mobile (One2One) None. Generally get no signal

Virtual Networks:
Virgin Mobile
None. (Uses T-Mobile network.) Generally get no signal

* Key to Review:
Green - reception is almost always this good.
   (Signal might be reduced below this level inside buildings and in remote areas.)
Yellow - reception is most frequently this good (average reception).
Red - reception is very rarely this good.
The review is based on people's feedback mainly from within Hugh Town. Obviously, the review has no guarantees.

Thanks to Tourist Information.


• Analogue
Receives BBC ONE, BBC TWO, ITV 1 and Channel 4.
Does not receive five.
• Digital Terrestrial
Does not receive DTT, and probably will not until near the end of analogue transmissions.
• Sky and Cable
Receives Sky Digital and old analogue Sky channels.
Does not receive any cable services.

FM Station
88.8 - BBC Radio 2
91.0 - BBC Radio 3
93.2 - BBC Radio 4
96.0 - BBC Radio Cornwall
98.4 - BBC Radio 1
102.8 - Pirate FM (in areas)
106.0 - Radio Scilly (occ'ly)


• Analogue
Receives several FM stations (right).
• Digital
Does not receive any DAB (digital radio) services, and probably will not for a while.


• Dial-Up
Receives dial-up and supports ISDN.
• Broadband
Receives 2 Mb broadband

Electricity, Gas, Telephone and Water

All Islands are connected to BT's national telephone grid.

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