on 07-04-2018 11:24
Last time I’ve been to London I just thought “ignore you’re phone it will not work” surprise, worked fine in London.
For you to have an idea, it’s so bad in Manchester that I can’t even send an iMessage, using o2 3G roaming will full throttle is faster than Manchester’s o2 4G (no, this isn’t a joke).
My partner uses EE and same location speed tests are around 25Mbps (can drop to 20 over the weekend or any city centre events). I’m crossing my fingers, my iPhone X is already compatible with band 40, bring it on
on 07-04-2018 14:23
Remember the East-West divide. There’s a reason why O2 have announced those certain cities to get this boost first.
Still great news for o2 customers though.
on 08-04-2018 03:54
Thankfully I only have the need to go into Manchester once a week but hopefully soon I'll be able to use my phone on my weekly visit.
on 08-04-2018 08:23
on 08-04-2018 11:15
I can’t say for certain, but my money would be on a near simultaneous switch-on up and down the country for 2300mHz.
Unless practicalities dictate otherwise, it is absolutely in O2’s interests to get it all working ASAP. It will add a massive boost to present day users and also assist greatly in selling to new users and those from other networks.
08-04-2018 11:23 - edited 08-04-2018 11:43
@CleoriffI’m not saying they won’t benefit from it, just don’t expect the rollout to be as fast as o2 hosted cities.
In London there was a North/South divide between which network upgraded what but this has been getting unwound.
Here’s a good page explaining the split: https://legacy.pedroc.co.uk/vodafone_and_o2_4g_masts_by_beacon.htm
Expect to see blistering speeds with compatible phones if o2 use the spectrum to its maximum ability though.