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New phone for 18 year old - again! Further advice needed...

 
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Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
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Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 12 2:01 pm    Post subject: New phone for 18 year old - again! Further advice needed... Reply with quote
    

We've now established that Jack's current contract is almost at an end and we have the code to be able to swap to another provider and another phone.

So, *if* he gets the latest iPhone (or similar), which is the best provider/deal/network signal range in Wales?

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34347
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 12 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wales is a whole country. Go to a suppliers website and put your postcode in. Or ask in the local pub. Signals can be very local.

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 12 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Most providers will have a coverage checker on their sites and there will be an independent review on the net. Different makes of phones also respond to signal strengths in slightly differing ways and that also affects reception.

Here you go as an example: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/our-network-and-coverage/uk-coverage-map/index.htm

welsh veg grower



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: here today but tomorrow...
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 12 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

not sure in cardigan but OH and I travel around wale sa lot and both use orange the coverage isnt too bad some areas have no coverage what ever network you are on.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 12 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I use two phones one on an EE (Ornage) contract and the other on Vodfone. The Vodafone is a really cheap (£19 SIM free) Nokia with a top up card and the main phone is a smartphone. Having both gives me good coverage.

MarkS



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 2626

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 13 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

https://www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk/

You could use this web site to identify the transmitters in the areas that you need coverage in.

Be aware that as part of the orange / T-mobile merger, many of their transmitters are being turned off.

This is leading to problems in many rural areas. Here in N.Yorks several villages have lost orange /tmobile/ee coverage which is an issue since orange have the contract for the ambulance service and the back up for the police tetra system.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 13 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Same issue here as Mark, MJ (I am going to switch back when I can get around to it) so check what your neighbours can use.

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