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At800.tv recruits RDI registered installers to fix 4G Freeview Fail

At800.tv has announced that the RDI, the Registered Digital Institute, is now backing its registered installers programme. 

As the launch of 4G services from O2 and Vodafone looms, the race is on to make sure UK homes aren’t blighted by Freeview disruption. 

At800.tv, the company that’s been setting up live trials to measure the scale of the 4G Freeview Fail, announced the accredited engineers scheme last month. This is designed to give residents in affected areas peace of mind when an engineer drops by to install 4G signal filters in your home. 

At800.tv recruits RDI registered installers to fix 4G Freeview Fail
Proper Job: Only engineers that have passed At800.tv’s test will be able to install At800.tv equipment

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to At800.tv and the 4G Freeview FailAs the RDI was set up to create a list of accredited, securely checked and safe installers of digital TV equipment in the pre-switchover days, it’s a natural fit. 

Beverley Smith-Jagger, chief marketing officer for the RDI said: “We have one of the largest databases of digital engineers in the UK. With this in mind it we are delighted to be able to offer this to our members and ask any suitably qualified RDI member interested in this opportunity to register their details as soon as possible.” 

In order to qualify as an At800.tv installer, enginneers will need to be members of either the RDI or the CAI (Confederation of Aerial Industries), hold a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the CRB) check no less than 12 months old, be insured and have a Working at Heights qualification. 

Alice Donato, who is responsible for At800.tv’s accredited scheme, said; “We need suitably qualified installers to become At800.tv accredited to enable us to restore Freeview for viewers. RDI’s support will help us to meet this objective.” 

A result of this scheme means that people can rest easy that At800.tv-accredited workers are regulated professionals and aren’t out to scam anyone. Let’s hope that as well as being safe, greenlit engineers are fast too. It’s not long now until the next round of 4G services arrive in the UK, meaning some customers could lose out. 

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