on 20-04-2011 14:04
on 20-04-2011 14:15
But o2 spend £1.25 million on network improvment each day
iPad 3 wifi-3g 64gb
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Henstridge Rural South Somerset (still 2g only and it is 2014)
on 20-04-2011 18:40
i live in a huge big city with masts everywhere, and have always had issues on both 2g and 3g, well 3g is very patchy here, without the normal excuses can o2 tell me if there will ever be an end to the problem, since they are a huge network and "o2 is thinking of you" thing maybe something can be done, maybe everything everywhere nicked more spectrum than allowed lol
3G is a problem for everyone, the more people that use it the smaller the footprint of the cell (it shrinks with useage), 2G should be much better for calls, though if you are having problems then its always a good idea to reboot the handset, it can give you a better signal straight away
on 22-04-2011 22:31
on 23-04-2011 23:05
my problem is in my house. i get a reasable signal out side but in the house its total rubbish. none or very little signal. but aparently its not o2s problem as the signal to the outside of the house is ok. but 3network and vodaphone network work fine when paying a contract. and having to buy a wifi router just to be able to use it properly is a bit rubbish. does any one else have this kind of problem ??
The issue you have is called attenuation, radio signals find it quite hard to penetrate buildings, the higher the frequency the worse it is for penetration and the further you are from the cell the weaker the signal, the chances are your quite far from an O2 mast but you get the good reception outside, the voda/3 masts may be closer so the signal has not degraded as much over the shorter distance so those dont suffer from as much attenuation due to a stronger signal.
on 24-04-2011 01:46
on 12-05-2011 01:28
I also have problems with voice calls. People are telling me quite often that they ring me, but the call goes straight to voicemail. I went into an O2 shop and asked about it, the best that they could offer was to increase the length of ringtone, which did nothing.
The voice clarity is verty suspect as well, in fact, if I use speaker phone, the other party complain that I am breaking up.
The O2 coverage map shows excellent indoor and outdoor coverage for this area. I have tried talking to Customer Services. You get asked to reset your phone, then take the sim card out and wipe it.
I am going to get a sim card from 3 to see if it improves. If it does it will be bye bye O2.
on 12-05-2011 23:03
on 25-10-2011 00:48
It lasted for about 18 hours, then reverted back to the normal GPRS.
Come on O2, you have now proved that you can do it, so all you have to do is keep it up.
on 26-10-2011 10:23
I have an iPhone 4 and in Canterbury, will sometimes get a 3G signal in the street.
The signal in Canterbury is SHOCKINGLY bad!!!! At the present, Canterbury is the only city that exists in Kent and you can't even get a reliable signal!
I bought a cheap Sony Ericsson G502 recently, stuck a Three SIM in there and use that to remain permanently logged into Skype over their network. My signal remains solid regardless of what part of the county I'm visiting.
So basically, my cheap £10 Three phone is more reliable than my £40 a month Smartphone on O2.