Posted by: GW7AAV | November 21, 2010

Cop’s Radios too Expensive to Use

Police officers are being ordered to send texts rather than speak on their radios because of the sums charged by the firm that owns the police communications network. Read more:

More proof if ever it was needed that Airwave may not hold up in a real emergency. As someone in the know said to me the other day “It is just a fancy mobile phone except more expensive and not as reliable”. Thanks officer and your Range Rover was kind of cool too.

Airwave’s pre-tax profit was £170 million, a 26 per cent increase on the previous 12 months. A senior officer has said it costs Dorset £2 a second whenever we go over the limit.

It just keeps getting better…


  1. Airwave does not believe the story written in the Mail on Sunday reflects the full facts. Please follow the link below for our statement which gives the accurate background to this story, and sets out our perspective on the issues raised.

    Disclosure: I work for Airwave in its communications function. Sue Quigley.

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