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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Haste75, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Haste75

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    Just wanted to refresh for those that arent aware of this coming merger.

    "from 5th October, 30 million customers
     

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    This seems interesting at least, maybe means a better signal on Orange. Hope this means they stop with the 3G dropping.
     
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    Strange that the quote only mentions making calls and sending texts. What about data use? Will that be classed as roaming?

    Personally I am concerned that, as a T Mobile customer with a usually reliable signal, I may end up on an unreliable Orange 3G signal.
     
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    I only included a very small part of the whole quote.

    Data is included, as thats just counted as normal signal.
    For those that are interested, here's the entire press release:


    UK'S BIGGEST MOBILE COVERAGE BOOST ENABLES 30 MILLION PEOPLE TO USE PHONES IN MORE PLACES THAN EVER BEFORE
    Orange and T-Mobile to offer customers access to both networks at no extra cost as first benefit of newly merged company Everything Everywhere
     
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    Not looking forward to the day when the ditzy Orange cinema ads become 'Everything Everywhere'. Doesn't exactly trip off the tongue, does it?
     
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    Know I don't get an orange signal in my house, so view better not kill the tmobile mast near me or I will be cancelling my contract, same as I did when three changed mast providers and I lost all signal
     
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    On the 10th October, Three and T-Mobile should start sharing their 3G networks, MBNL have been managing the project for the past 2 years now.
     
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    So if we then have 3, Orange and t mobile sharing the same 3g network will that really improve the customer experience? Or will there be more signal drop outs as a result of too many people trying to connect to the same mast?
     
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    How does this effect Virgin Mobile who are backed by T-Mobile's network (i believe)?
     
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    I thought 3's roaming deal with Orange was for 2G when outside their own (3G only) network's coverage.

    As for Orange and T-mobile, the combined network will have most or all of the spectrum of the 2 individual networks (can't remember whether they had to give any up), so you'll be able to handle more users on a single mast than either can currently. They'll also have more masts, but presumably they'll want to reduce some of the duplication to save costs (e.g. there are neighbouring Orange and T-mob masts overlooking my house, which cannot make sense in the long run).
     
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