alliboy

When will the o2 3G coverage improve?

I am in Leeds, and the o2 3G coverage is pretty dismal. I believe Orange, Vodafone and even t-mobile are pretty good, but o2 just doesn't seem up to scratch. Anyone experience the same?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Feb. 2, 2011 at 18:53

alliboy,
Is that generally so, or has the quality dropped recently?
A problem for the networks is of course that many people want better reception, but few want a transmitter mast in their garden. Especially in densely populated areas that can lead to delays in upgrades.
But if your reception got worse recently, you should probably contact o2.

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frodolovesthering  Feb. 2, 2011 at 17:37

Have you tested it out in other areas? If so, do you notice much of a difference?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 2, 2011 at 18:53

alliboy,
Is that generally so, or has the quality dropped recently?
A problem for the networks is of course that many people want better reception, but few want a transmitter mast in their garden. Especially in densely populated areas that can lead to delays in upgrades.
But if your reception got worse recently, you should probably contact o2.

alliboy  Feb. 2, 2011 at 21:58

I've been to a few other cities and areas and the signal does seem to be better.

I've only had this phone a few months and really only started noticing it since that time. I think I will give them a call to see if they can tell me anything.

tonymcg  Feb. 3, 2011 at 16:25

I have recently paid 02 to get out of my contract with them, the service in Liverpool has gradually got worse - was ok for first 8 month then downhill, tired new sim card, new phone, and same. I manually put phone in 2g which helped slightly, when I went to leave they said they would send someone out and not be charge IF they found a fault.. Just had enough. Went to T-mobile (never thought I would..) and its fantastic now

alliboy  Feb. 3, 2011 at 22:13

It's terrible when you're stuck in a long contract like that and the service just goes downhill.

mmbeak  Feb. 4, 2011 at 22:21

It's my firm (albeit unconfirmed) belief that O2 have struggled to maintain a high quality 3G network ever since the exclusivity agreement that they originally had with the iPhone.
I have used data-intensive devices with most if not all the main UK networks and found both '3' and Vodafone to have the most consistently usable 3G connectivity, but YMMV.

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