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FALCON
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I'm looking to change my age old phone.Does anyone out there have an opinion as to which network provides the best coverage? I sail most of the time on the northern broads.
Many thanks,
Paul.

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May-11-2012 @ 1:05 PM                           Permalink
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Under no circumstances use T Mobile or Orange it's rubbish, I would look at Tesco or O2 they seem to be the best.

Doug.

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May-11-2012 @ 1:20 PM                           Permalink
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I don't have any problems with Vodaphone.

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It all depends on location, I find 3 the most consistant. Tesco and O2 are basically the same as Tesco run off the back of O2, in the same way Asda runs off the Vodaphone network. As for the others Virgin, T Mobile and Orange are now basically all the same as they now have an agreement to use each others networks..... which should make them a bit better.... er......

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We are happy with Vodaphone.  When we first came to Norfolk we had personal phones from Orange and I had a company phone on Vodaphone.  The Vodaphone consistanlt had a better signal both strength and area coverage so we switched to Vodaphone.

Health Warning - these comments exclude Horning river and waterside which are an event horizon for phone signals.

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If you are intending to use the phone whilst on holiday as opposed to being resident in the Broads area, then in many cases there isn't a lot of difference. Reception ranges from virtually non existant to not very good apart from the larger towns or villages.This variation can happen within a relatively short distance, so if you are ashore, don't be afraid to wander up the road a bit, if aboard, try round the next bend.

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T-mobile - Orange - O2 all very poor (perhaps 1 bar of signal)

Vodafone good, Three (my opinion) Best.

Not just in terms of signal quality (and therefore being able to make a call/send a text) but increasingly we have made the switch from 'feature phones' to 'smart phones' and there is no point having a smart phone when you cannot make use of Apps - Internet - Email because you do not have a sufficiently fast data connection.

I've found Three to offer a good service with little drop outs.  Of course should you choose to not get a Contract phone one can then skip between networks with pay & go SIMs and find what is best for your needs, just the phone will naturally cost more



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hi there ,
we're on virgin mobile , have for a few years , we find we get a good signal , even horning of all places lol , but good overall .

steve and vicky

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I have an O2 phone on a contract. It's not bad but as my teachers always used to say.."Could do better"
How do I get mine to look for the other services?

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Surprisingly, 3 is great on the Broads.  Doesn't work in Norwich where it's needed, but out in the middle of nowhere, even 3G works...

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