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Shabba
post Aug 17 2012, 10:42 AM
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Is it just me, or is 3G coverage in the Newbury/Thatcham area from Vodafone and O2 really flaky (and even non-existent in places)?

Has anyone got a recommendation for a decent 3G service to use in an iPad?
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post Aug 17 2012, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (Shabba @ Aug 17 2012, 11:42 AM) *
Is it just me, or is 3G coverage in the Newbury/Thatcham area from Vodafone and O2 really flaky (and even non-existent in places)?

Has anyone got a recommendation for a decent 3G service to use in an iPad?



Well compared to where we have just been on holiday (Near Bideford in Devon) Newbury has absolutely brilliant 3G. I think we should think ourselves lucky that we can access it anywhere in the town albeit a little slow sometimes.
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post Aug 17 2012, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE (Shabba @ Aug 17 2012, 11:42 AM) *
Is it just me, or is 3G coverage in the Newbury/Thatcham area from Vodafone and O2 really flaky (and even non-existent in places)?

Has anyone got a recommendation for a decent 3G service to use in an iPad?


No, not just you.
I've unfortunately been on O2 for ages. Probably spent thousands on them. On my Iphone 4, I struggle to get 3g in what I would consider major built up areas, in Thatcham, where the big field is, near the train station - no 3g. In Agricola Park, no signal, I don't even get 3g signal in my office half of the time.

When I do get 3g it's always slow.

o2 is not very good, I'm considering going to 3 for the all-you-can-eat data.. especially as with o-poo you only get 500mb, which is nothing really these days..
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post Aug 17 2012, 07:35 PM
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post Aug 17 2012, 07:46 PM
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My phone often fails to send texts without a couple of attempts sitting at home. I have data turned off and rely on WiFi for connectivity, since my current contract doesn't include data. However, an upgrade is due in just over a week.

Very tempted by the Galaxy S3 - just read an 18 page review on it smile.gif
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post Aug 24 2012, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Aug 17 2012, 08:46 PM) *
My phone often fails to send texts without a couple of attempts sitting at home. I have data turned off and rely on WiFi for connectivity, since my current contract doesn't include data. However, an upgrade is due in just over a week.

Very tempted by the Galaxy S3 - just read an 18 page review on it smile.gif


It's massive though, the S2 is a big phone, but the S3 is just too big. I suppose it's ok if you have big man hands...

I'm waiting for the next iPhone. Fingers crossed it is announced in September smile.gif
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post Aug 24 2012, 04:02 PM
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QUOTE (Baffers100 @ Aug 24 2012, 04:59 PM) *
It's massive though, the S2 is a big phone, but the S3 is just too big. I suppose it's ok if you have big man hands...

I'm waiting for the next iPhone. Fingers crossed it is announced in September smile.gif


I like the s2, the s3 is more of a 'phablet'. Neither fish nor fowl.
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post Aug 24 2012, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE (Baffers100 @ Aug 24 2012, 04:59 PM) *
It's massive though, the S2 is a big phone, but the S3 is just too big. I suppose it's ok if you have big man hands...

Yes that's the only thing that would put me off. The specs are great though. Being a bit of a nerd, I plotted the relative sizes of the HTC Wildfire (my obsolete current phone), the Galaxy S2 and S3 on graph paper, and there is actually not much visible difference between the S2 and the S3, though there is a huge jump from the Wildfire to the S3.

Being a supernerd, I even cut out a cardboard rectangle the same size as the S3 to see how it fitted in my hand before I get to play with one in the flesh, as it were. Still, I suppose 10 million people (allegedly) can't be wrong.

QUOTE (Baffers100 @ Aug 24 2012, 04:59 PM) *
I'm waiting for the next iPhone. Fingers crossed it is announced in September smile.gif

September 21, apparently. I've heard there are two types of person: Apple fanboys/girls and normal people biggrin.gif
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post Aug 24 2012, 06:40 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Aug 24 2012, 07:30 PM) *
I've heard there are two types of person: Apple fanboys/girls and normal people biggrin.gif



No.... Those that just use their phone and those that must have the latest whistles and flutes. Why pay a marketing department when customers scrabble to have 'the latest'?
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post Aug 24 2012, 06:41 PM
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I hate my wife's iPhone, but I love my iPad.
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post Aug 24 2012, 08:26 PM
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QUOTE (Timbo @ Aug 17 2012, 03:50 PM) *
No, not just you.
I've unfortunately been on O2 for ages. Probably spent thousands on them. On my Iphone 4, I struggle to get 3g in what I would consider major built up areas, in Thatcham, where the big field is, near the train station - no 3g. In Agricola Park, no signal, I don't even get 3g signal in my office half of the time.

When I do get 3g it's always slow.

o2 is not very good, I'm considering going to 3 for the all-you-can-eat data.. especially as with o-poo you only get 500mb, which is nothing really these days..



It must be your phone then Timbo. I have a HTC HD7 with OS windows 7.5. Never had a problem getting a signal anywhere with O2.


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post Aug 25 2012, 01:43 PM
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I don't have a mobile phone.
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post Aug 25 2012, 07:52 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Aug 25 2012, 02:43 PM) *
I don't have a mobile phone.

What about your servants?
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post Aug 25 2012, 10:45 PM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Aug 24 2012, 09:26 PM) *
I have a HTC HD7 with OS windows 7.5.


Blimey! Another Windows Phone user. There aren't many of us around.
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post Aug 25 2012, 11:29 PM
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QUOTE (massifheed @ Aug 25 2012, 11:45 PM) *
Blimey! Another Windows Phone user. There aren't many of us around.



Yes you are right, and it really pisses me off that the likes of BBC don't recognise what a good OS it is. That's just stupid considering the majority of desktops/laptops are MS based.

I detect another swing from the OP here!


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post Aug 26 2012, 09:23 AM
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Well, if Apple has its way, that will be the only alternative. The result was never really in doubt - all-American Apple vs. nasty foreign South Korean Samsung. I wonder how many of the jury have iPhones?
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post Aug 26 2012, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Aug 24 2012, 09:26 PM) *
It must be your phone then Timbo. I have a HTC HD7 with OS windows 7.5. Never had a problem getting a signal anywhere with O2.

I'm on a HTC titan Windows phone, it's brilliant!
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post Aug 26 2012, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 25 2012, 08:52 PM) *
What about your servants?

I suppose one of them might have one.
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post Aug 26 2012, 03:29 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Aug 26 2012, 10:23 AM) *
I wonder how many of the jury have iPhones?

if they didn't I bet they do now.....
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post Aug 26 2012, 03:53 PM
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