By: _kmj | 29-05-2015 18:17
Enable users to optionally change from O2 to e.g. Vodafone or EE, if existing O2 coverage poor
well it would be great for us phone users but I think it would be the devils own job to do all the deals between the different providers to ensure fair recompense for use of their network.
seems like a good idea
i like this idea
You've got my vote.
I live in a small stone house in West Yorkshire. O2 does not give me a signal inside this house! Both Orange and EE, whom I left to join giffgaff, did give me a signal.
Some option to enable an alternative provider (or technology) to achieve reception just inside the house would be great. I like the giffgaff model, don't want the corporate, continuous oversell and 'slippery' contracts, yet no signal just inside your own home seems like a poor deal however 'small' the goodybag.
Do you mean "alternative roaming provider", as proposed by the European Commission? If so, I support this idea.
I can use a second network in my dual-SIM phone. It means paying 40p per minute on Orange for making calls, but it's free and very convenient for receiving calls and texts. Controlling whether to roam in the UK would be diffficult if the roaming was paid on airtime credit instead of goodybags, yet another network is unlikely to want to honour our unlimited data goodybag.
I've noticed several times that the giffgaff side of my phone complains that I don't have roaming enabled (in the middle of the UK) so I guess this is related to the plans for sharing of Vodafone and O2 masts. This may indicate that we are already sharing when we have UK Roaming enabled. This had to be set on Orange and T-mobile phones when their networks started sharing, before EE was formed.
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