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AndyE9 30 Nov 2019

Hi all ..  

If I remember , Ive have had poor phone coverage when I've visited Scotland , the peak district , north and south Wales, (tbh most places away from cities ) ...   my phone provider is Three mobile..  

Was wondering how good other providers are ?  , Do you get service when you in the hill/mountains ?  

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bouldery bits 30 Nov 2019
In reply to AndyE9:

I use EE.

It's variable to good in wild places in my experience.

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ianstevens 30 Nov 2019
In reply to AndyE9:

What phone do you have? I’m on 3 and get signal in all of those places, bar the usual black spots.

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jbrom 30 Nov 2019
Basemetal 30 Nov 2019
In reply to AndyE9:

O2 seems to be better than most, tho sometimes coverage is "emergency only" when you try to use it. Good to have a couple of services available on dumb phones. Text also extends connectivity a bit.

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Myfyr Tomos 30 Nov 2019
In reply to AndyE9:

I find EE seems to be the best in Snowdonia. EE have erected lots of new masts recently and we find older phones cannot access phone/text signals but 4G is readily accessible. Anybody else experienced this? 

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Tringa 30 Nov 2019
In reply to AndyE9:

I spend quite a bit of the year in NW Scotland, (Kinlochewe to Ullapool) and an on O2(well Tesco, but that is really O2). No problem with reception at all.

Dave

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MJAngry 30 Nov 2019
In reply to AndyE9:

Get yourself one of these:

https://anywheresim.com/

We use them at work for data streams out in the wilds, pretty good. 

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AndyE9 30 Nov 2019

I have a iPhone 6   ..   does the phone make much diff ..    Maybe I should have gone with O2

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Deleted bagger 30 Nov 2019
In reply to Tringa:

> I spend quite a bit of the year in NW Scotland, (Kinlochewe to Ullapool) and an on O2(well Tesco, but that is really O2). No problem with reception at all.

> Dave

Hmm. I'm on Lismore rough half the year and mobile reception with 02, EE, & Vodafone is pretty hopeless. This surprises me because there are numerous masts on the south shore of Loch Linnhe and that radio signals travel well over water. I have wondered if the limestone ridges on Lismore block the signal. Help might be at hand. There's a plan to but a microwave link on Beinn Mheadoin within the Glensanda super quarry complex.

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