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Re: O2 wins largest spectrum share in latest auction

@Skyhawk1010 I’ve been all over the place and I’ve never seen speeds like this.
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
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Re: O2 wins largest spectrum share in latest auction

Proof of the pudding..

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...is in the eating
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Re: O2 wins largest spectrum share in latest auction

Manchester wont be getting this boost soon due to Vodafone hosting the Machester Area.

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.
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There’s no listings for know. I still have hope
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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.

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Not sure why people think Manchester won't benefit from it? No list at present and if previous threads on here are anything to go by, the poor coverage in Manchester is complained about just as much as London?

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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.

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@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.