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Mobile phone coverage around Snowdonia is better today than it’s ever been and it’s not unusual to see people FaceTiming from the summit! However it’s important to remember that coverage isn’t guaranteed and in many places on the mountain there is no mobile signal at all. This guide will give you some idea about what to expect on Snowdon but you should also check with your own mobile provider.

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If you’re climbing Snowdon from Llanberis along the Llanberis Path then you’ll usually have a good mobile signal from the start. Llanberis is a large village with lots of facilities and good network connection. In fact, there are numerous points along this path where you can pick up a 5G signal from nearby Llandudno. 4G mobile internet is typically available along the full length of this path.

On the East side of the mountain, you should expect little or no signal at all at the start of the Pyg and Miners Tracks at Pen-y-Pass. Free Wi-Fi is available at the warden’s office at Pen-y-Pass which is useful for messaging apps or Wi-Fi calling if your phone/network supports it. As you progress along either of these paths you will start to pick up a signal quite quickly and keep that all the way to the summit.

To the south at Pont Bethania for the start of the Watkin Path you will often get a patchy signal which again improves as you gain height.

Over on the West of Snowdon there is no reception at all at Rhyd Ddu for the start of the Rhyd Ddu path but you will quickly pick up network as you start climbing. For the start of the Ranger’s Path you might get some signal around the car park but not much. This again improves as you get higher.

The main mobile phone operators in the UK have interactive maps providing detailed information about coverage right across the country: