What network do you think provides the best call/internet signal in London ?


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  1. qprjim

    qprjim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    after the problems i've had trying to use the internet on my Hero in London with 3UK, i was wondering, who do you think provides the best call/internet signal in London ? Now my Hero's contract has been cancelled, there will come a time in the next couple of months when i take out a new contract (maybe on the HTC Desire or Legend) and it would be handy to know how other people are getting on with their own network in the areas they live and work, just incase i decide to "switch sides". Soooooooooo, what areas do you find (in London) that you suffer from bad coverage and what network are you on ? CHEERS IN ADVANCE [​IMG]
     

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  2. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah 3UK is the worst network to use in London... it's okay outside but when your in a building you better have a landline or your screwed...

    Orange have a bad reputation too... but I have heard great things about them and with the T-Mob merger it should be the best...(along with T-Mob who I highly recommend...)

    O2 = Slow 3G .. Signal is probably same as T-Mob & Voda & Orange

    ... 3 have largest 3g network obviously...

    Read this article..

    Ofcom's 3G coverage maps: O2 embarrassed - Crave at CNET UK

    Also (like you probably already know you should check the coverage checker on every networks website first)... :-

    http://search.orange.co.uk/ouk/portal/coveragechecker.html?channel=direct/
    http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/services/coverage/street-check/
    http://maps.vodafone.co.uk/coverageviewer/web/default.aspx?configuration=vod
    http://www.webmap.o2.co.uk/
    http://www.three.co.uk/Help_Support/Coverage

    I'd go for T-Mobile... great signal everywhere...great 3g speed.... merger with Orange = 10/10 for 3g and voice coverage... wooohhh..


    Avoid 3UK like you now know lol... (I was with them a few years back...)
     
  3. Anthony1

    Anthony1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm on Vodafone. I get a very good signal when I'm in London. Pretty much always on HSDPA.

    Of course London is a pretty big place. I'm talking about Mostly central London and on up to Luton.
     
  4. PaulC

    PaulC Active Member

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    We use O2 for everything, always good for us in and around London.

    If you want to use your phone anywhere that has a roof (building, bus shelter, under an umbrella) don't go for t-mobile.
     
  5. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    All the networks will be good, but the usual ones used by companies (O2 & Voda) have huge fluctuations in capacity meaning personal users get network busy messages.

    I'd go with T-mobile over Orange due to the higher data packages.

    But how that will be once the 2 merge we can only hope the new company will take the good from the Tmobile side.
     

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