To be honest cant fault the Vodafone signal where I am in se1, the only place I have trouble is when I visit one of my children in Gravesend! Find myself doing acrobatics trying to get signal in her house, so does she and she is vodafone.
From Shad Thames where I live, walking all the way along the river past City Hall, Hays, LB, and then on to work in EC4, I struggle to use the 3G network.
On top of that, I get zero phone reception bars in my flat, which is supposedly helped by a sure signal box. I am in the process of sending my 2nd one of those back as it has died, which is also a nightmare. I cannot wait to get off Vodafone.
O2 which was bad for phone signal seems to be fine now, 5 bars in my flat. Would be keen to hear how the 3G is?
Orange was good for phone, patchy on 3G when I was with them 18m ago, don't know if that's improved?
Interesting to hear '3' is good, is that for 3G or phone...although isn't their customer service terrible?
I did rule 3 out and was looking at GiffGaff (O2 network) which have similar £12 p/m all you can eat data packages...but have ordered the payg SIM to try.
Think I will need to get my phone unlocked by Voda, but was going to have to do that anyway....cheers.
I never quite understand why people have problems where they live with their mobile phone signal unless the nearest mast is having technical problems or they have recently moved. Surely when getting a new phone its not just about seeing which phone you like best and which sim/contract/payg you prefer but which network provides the best signal where you intened to use your phone most....but from experience with many of my friends they just don't think about the 3rd part of the equation until its too late.