View Poll Results: Which U.K network has the best "real world" coverage?
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Everything Everywhere (jointly better)
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talk-to-frank - June 2012 thread
I aim to start a new thread each month from now on, with discussion on topics that have always come up in the past, current trending topics and all things future for us and our blackberry's!
So I recently posted to my main thread (see signature for link to the thread) which basically asks a question or to and offers an opinion from myself on moving to another network, the trials and tribulations of network infrastructure here in the U.K and some other topics such as pricing etc... My original poll in that thread asked the question, which UK operator has the best data support teams (technically speaking and over the phone/email support etc)
It got a great response and is still active, there is no clear front runner and it's pretty much tied at the moment... you can see the poll and vote by clicking the link in my signature!
So my question this month is more related to what we get from our operator in terms of their network infrastructure - the teams they employ to help us are generally very uneducated (no offence intended) when it comes to the actual hardware involved in the whole mobile network cycle of life... for example, they generally have access to coverage checkers to advise on signal quality in a post code area or other geographic denominator, and they certainly can't do much about the coverage in your house... but my question is what are the networks (operators) actually doing about the quality and physical reach of their network coverage?? to kick this off the poll is very basic, we all know the operators publish their own facts and figures about who has the best, widest, both in land cover and "by population" etc.. but in the "real world" in or out of our homes/offices and everywhere else, who gets the best coverage - ideally votes from those with experience of multiple networks over an extended period of time would be best suited, but even if you have friends or family who you know have problems or have it better than you, please vote! It will also be interesting to see from this if the not so recent merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK (a.k.a Everything Everywhere) shows us if the current ability to switch on to one or the other network at will is something that has had a big impact on their end users... Happy voting!
Poll question: Which U.K network has the best "real world" coverage?
My vote went to 3 UK... reasoning is quite simple, I know that for their 2G service this is bounced onto another networks infrastructure, but all in all and having used all of the major players over the years I have to say that in 3G coverage areas the data connection was always solid and very fast, I also found that the 3G coverage was really good in terms of geographics and also in transit. I would also say that I had the least amount of dropped calls, network fails or crashed handovers whilst with 3 UK...
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06-18-2012, 05:50 AM #3
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I went for 'Everything Everywhere', I'm not sure there was any point putting Orange & T-Mobile on there as seperate entities because together they are Everything Everywhere, Orange customers can use T-Mobile cells and (I believe) vice-versa
I recently moved to Orange from O2 because their coverage round here is patchy
Thanks for getting involved in the poll Cloudmaster...
I had thought that point through and came to the conclusion that based on the fact they still have very unique sets of coverage - it would almost be like asking in my previous poll - best customer service - and mentioning EE rather than both as well...
I think that in some areas Orange may be viewed as poor and T-Mobile better, and the other way round as well of course...
So I thought an option to choose between the two and an option to say they are jointly better might paint a better picture