Mobile Signal the Top Factor in Young People's House-Buying Decisions

By Gary Cutlack on at
The strength of mobile phone signal is becoming a key deciding factor when it comes to buying a house, as potential buyers spend their entire viewings assessing each corner of the house's connection qualities.

According to mobile network monitor RootMetrics, young house-buyers are more concerned about network coverage than last-gen concerns like school catchment areas, crime rates and convenient bin-emptying schedules. RootMetrics claims 45 per cent of people between 18 and 35 rate phone signal quality as the most important factor when it comes to a potential home location, with crime rates second on a distant 21 per cent.

Not that anyone under 35 can afford to buy a house, thanks to spending all their money on mobile phones. [The Register]

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