Leave a legacy.

networks, be able to use all networks in uk

By: aureisumus | 30-10-2015 19:36

Get five members to implement, a 'privatew bill', as in sign it, then get 1,000 signatures to implement bill. By law once you approach a local MP with a bill , signed and witnessed, he/she has to put it to the 'House'.

Bill. Create, a new law, so that every mobile companies customers, can use each others networks when they come into there area.

Example; It would save lifes, as if you cannot get a signal, in a countryside area, you cannot call in an accident, so 'networks' are putting peoples lives at risk, by preventing usage of their network just because they belong to a different company.


by: muddycalhoun
on: 10-05-2019 15:10

This is either a revolutionary scheme or naivety

The networks are in competition ( that helps keep price's down) and won't want customers of their own losing connection because of their bandwidth being used up by giffgaff users.

Just not how it works.

by: adamtheant
on: 14-09-2018 16:37

ya can already ring emergency numbers

by: cloughey
on: 06-03-2016 19:57

Think emergency calls already go through any available network.

by: adamtheant
on: 14-09-2018 16:37


by: navvy
on: 31-10-2015 12:03

As others have said, this does already work for 999 emergency calls.  If all phones on all networks were able to use the single network mast in an area, that would probably be too congested to handle the emergency calls when needed.

The government did try to put pressure on the networks to allow this, but I believe the networks rejected it in favour of expanding all their individual coverage into the not-spots.  We'll probably have to wait until it is clear that the networks can't all do this, and then - maybe when all roaming charges in the EU are abolished, the government can try again.

There are some SIMs available from other companies that will do what you want.  See http://www.thephonetrader.co.uk/accessories/roaming-sim.html 

Calls are expensive compared with giffgaff PAYG (calls 19p, texts 15p, data 19p/MB +VAT) and it's a £1 per month contract so you should get proper itemised billing.  Might be worth having in the 2G slot on a dual-SIM phone, and diverting your giffgaff number to it when you have no O2 signal.

by: adamtheant
on: 12-01-2019 11:13

I agree

by: willp789
on: 30-10-2015 20:55

When it shows 'Emergancy calls only' on your phone that is because you are piggy-backing on another network so there would be no new advantage in emergancy situations but it's a nice idea. I like it 

by: xollobru
on: 30-10-2015 19:57

Umm.........Emergency calls can be made on any mobile phone network, not just your own. If you are somewhere where your network doesn't have reception but another does, you will see Emergency Calls Only.