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ericgeneric
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# Posted: 19 Mar 2011 03:56
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As in, relentless in their determination to apply, apply and reapply however many times it takes for their masts to be permitted.

As in, repeatedly aiming to put masts next to children's schools and on the doorsteps of home-owners.

As in, refusing to budge one iota of an inch to public opinion, community objections, and taking the hardest line of denial regarding the potential health implications of their behaviour.

Which company would this be?

I ask because the news archive section of this site keeps throwing up certain names as being particularly abhorrent in their plans to impose mobile base stations as close to the public as is possible, and in much bigger sizes than other operators.

So, does O2/Vodafone have an unhealthy (excuse the pun) monopoly on this insistence on ruining our lives and our future, or are their competitors just as culpable but we don't hear about them quite as much anymore?

EG.

Proud of Twerton
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# Posted: 19 Mar 2011 16:51 - Edited by: Proud of Twerton
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A Councillor told me that Vodafone were one of the worst. But then again, if they and O2 are the most popular service providers, I suppose they are under more pressure to install masts.

I have seen news reports where Orange removed masts after people got ill, but I don't recall Vodafone ever doing so. An example occurred at Stapleton Road, Bristol, at a block of flats dubbed the Tower of Doom. Orange and Vodafone had masts on the roof and residents around the top floor got cancer. Orange removed their mast but Vodafone refused; it still has transmitters there to this day.

On the other hand, T-mobile are the phone company that were reported in the national press for covering over their own damaging research.

I don't know much about Hutchinson. But after residents twice fought off attempts by Vodafone to put a mast in Southdown, Bath, Hutchinson came in and applied for a mast on the same spot.

Gosh, it's a bit like the main political parties - you don't know which one is worst.

Upon consideration, my vote for Callous Phone Operator of the Year Award would have to go to Vodafone. The UK public are also calling for them to pay the £6 billion tax they owe to help avoid some sweeping welfare cuts, but they don't care a toss about that either.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VZqZvuYHXE

ericgeneric
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# Posted: 20 Mar 2011 00:00
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Yes, the tax evasion thing - aided and abetted by our own Chancellor, no less - is pretty appalling, nevermind their attitudes and bully-boy behaviour towards councils residents and campaign groups.

Perhaps the pre-eminence of certain operators varies by region too - I only ever seem to hear about the O2/Vodafone axis; 3 (which is now part of Hutchinson, I think?) don't appear to get a look-in, while Virgin Media, T-Mobile and BT must obviously be getting their service out there somehow without causing quite so much fuss.

EG.

ES
# Posted: 20 Mar 2011 15:55
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T-Mobile [Germany] did indeed keep quiet about the "The Ecolog Report " that they paid for that showed adverse health effects. "The Ecolog Report " can be downloaded here:
http://www.bemri.org/publications/scientific-reviews.html

In Germany, T-Mobile upgraded phone masts in Oberammergau, Bavaria and caused severe health problems for residents. Many fled their homes or went to sleep elsewhere, including in their cars - in the middle of Winter. These phone mast related problems were confirmed by the local GPs. T-Mobile initially denied that they had changed anything. True, the power output of the mast had not been changed - but they had added a new, low frequency 7.83 Hz signal to the transmission. This frequency is in the range used by the brain. This 7.83 Hz signal was detected by a local building biologist using specialist equipment and the presence of the signal was later confirmed by other independent experts.
Initially, T-Mobile refused to do anything about the situation. The local mayor then insisted that the T-Mobile company remove the 7.83 Hz signal or he would turn off the electricity to their phone masts.

The operators spend a lot of time telling the government, local authorities, medical doctors that there are no problems. Virgin TV adverts portray the home and outdoors as being places to enjoy the wireless technology. The subtle message is 'it is your right to have wireless where ever you are'.

Vodaphone recently applied to put a phone mast near an existing phone mast close to a school. The second mast was turned down after massive lobbying by residents.

Virgin has been in our area for many years and does a lot of leafleting of homes. Likewise T-Mobile and BT.

ES

ericgeneric
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# Posted: 21 Mar 2011 00:38 - Edited by: ericgeneric
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The operators spend a lot of time telling the government, local authorities, medical doctors that there are no problems. Virgin TV adverts portray the home and outdoors as being places to enjoy the wireless technology. The subtle message is 'it is your right to have wireless where ever you are'[i].

That is what REALLY bothered/angered me about those adverts, and I posted my feelings on them here a few weeks ago. It's just so damn wrong to encourage this attitude, on all levels. Besides not being safe, this technology should not be inflicted upon every single person whether they like it or not, and wherever they may be. Supermarkets are being almost a total no-go area for me now, because of people using their smartphones to browse the aisles! Whoever came up with the ridiculous idea of taking photos of food in public with a EMR-pumping device should be ashamed of themselves.

EG.

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