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#674096 - 8th Mar 2012 5:43pm Vodafone signal
little_pob Offline
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Anyone else noticed the Vodafone signal has gone, well, rubbish over the past few weeks?

Specifically in Wallasey and near Arrowe Park.

Don't get me wrong, it's never been great. But rather than bouncing between H and G, it now spends most of it's time on E.

Vodafone's suggestion? Switch to 2G mad

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#674144 - 8th Mar 2012 6:41pm Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
ASE71 Offline

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Yup, for about 2 weeks now the signal in my house is really crap. I thought a mast may have been temporarily down but not so sure.....

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#674157 - 8th Mar 2012 7:06pm Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
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Not at all, I'm on voda and never had a problem.
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#674202 - 8th Mar 2012 9:17pm Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
ASE71 Offline

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Its a Wallasey problem I think Ste, gonna phone them tomorrow and see what the problem is, can't get any sort of useable signal.


Edited by ASE71 (8th Mar 2012 9:18pm)
Edit Reason: Spelling

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#674288 - 9th Mar 2012 2:12am Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
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Not had any problems on the work phone, but I don't spend much time around that area with it, also don't use it for net (the phone has 3G but it's set to GSM as that's all it needs and saves battery).

Sounds like it's starting to go the way of o2 frown

I moved to three and haven't looked back!! HSDPA is practically everywhere you go, at the very worst, you end up on 3G lol!!

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#674294 - 9th Mar 2012 6:43am Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
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Been having problems myself with them ,thinking of going over to orange

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#674333 - 9th Mar 2012 9:35am Re: Vodafone signal [Re: zippy49]
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Originally Posted By: son51
Been having problems myself with them ,thinking of going over to orange
VERY silly move if you do sir.

Absolutely terrible charges but excellent coverage.
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#674335 - 9th Mar 2012 9:37am Re: Vodafone signal [Re: ASE71]
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Originally Posted By: ASE71
Its a Wallasey problem I think Ste, gonna phone them tomorrow and see what the problem is, can't get any sort of useable signal.


I work in wallasey near the docks, unless that is more like birkenhead?
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#674353 - 9th Mar 2012 10:00am Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
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Maybe its to do with these solar flares think
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#674446 - 9th Mar 2012 12:56pm Re: Vodafone signal [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC

I moved to three and haven't looked back!! HSDPA is practically everywhere you go, at the very worst, you end up on 3G lol!!



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#674461 - 9th Mar 2012 1:52pm Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
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Will also vouch that "3" are a brilliant network, I could never find a really good price deal for them so I'm stuck with O2 (yet to find a 3G signal) through giffgaff and also use orange.
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#674589 - 9th Mar 2012 7:49pm Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
ASE71 Offline

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Registered: 20th Apr 2009
Posts: 430
Loc: Wirral
Apparently there isn't a problem according to vodafone.

There is a voda mast in the grounds of the Rugby club on cross lane so I should have a super signal. I asked if the mast was working properly and she replied "we think so" LOL

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#674656 - 10th Mar 2012 6:32am Re: Vodafone signal [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
Will also vouch that "3" are a brilliant network, I could never find a really good price deal for them

Huh?

600 mins
3000 texts
1GB data
£12 per month on Three

kinda beats

400 mins
"unlimited" texts
"unlimited" data
£15.00 per month on giffgaff

Quidco brings the three price down to ~£5.15 per month.

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#674663 - 10th Mar 2012 7:32am Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
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Registered: 15th Oct 2010
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Loc: wallasey
ste just like to say i am not a sir ha!ha!,the reason i said about orange is hubby on it and seems ok

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#674665 - 10th Mar 2012 7:59am Re: Vodafone signal [Re: little_pob]
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Originally Posted By: little_pob
But rather than bouncing between H and G, it now spends most of it's time on E.

Just noticed what you said there, you do realise that Edge (E), whilst being a 2G technology (defined as 2.9G) is faster than GPRS (G) which is more commonly defined at 2.5G??

Maybe Vodafone have realised their transmitters are currently unable to blanket the Wallasey area with 3G and thus has opted for the next best thing, and optimized performance for Edge instead?

If you were using GPRS in a lot of places, then EDGE would be a noticeable upgrade, so not all bad, but vs 3G (especially HSDPA area's) area's it would be a noticeable downgrade.

In most cases, you should be using Opera Mini for web browsing anyway, even on a regular 3G connection, it significantly improves the speed. Of course for video's, EDGE is going to be tedious lol...

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