iPad 2 - London - Three (3) UK slowwww net anyone???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Varoudis, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Varoudis macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2009

    I have 3 UK and I did a lot of tests (NW1 - between Monrington and Regent Park)...

    Your experience?? You get what you pay??

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  2. Satori macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2006
    I use a 3 PAYG sim on my iPad 1 (mostly around North London) and in my experience it is pretty good.

    I have also tried PAYG sims from Orange & Vodaphone, and my iPhone is on O2, all of which have poorer coverage (in the locations I want to use my iPad) and are usually slow.

    Bottom line is that you won't get screaming fast internet via the mobile networks in London - too overloaded.
  3. Piarco macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    I picked up a 1GB pre pay from Argos last month for £4.50 to test 3 and I've been very impressed so far. Fast and reliable no matter where I've been in London, although the main reason I changed from O2 is that the service at work is non-existent.
    I've just used up the 1GB I've ordered a 12GB year long pre-pay (£44!) as a result. Won't miss O2's lack of coverage at all.

    Should say I'm South of the River. Maybe things just work better down here ;)
  4. Varoudis thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2009
    dont know what to say... completly different story here.

    I used my iphone 3g with another 3 sim just to b sure that its not a problem with ipad and I got the same results.
    The only difference is that ipad has one bar less signal, while iphone is full (3.1.3). do you get the same signal with a 3.1.3 iphone?

  5. Toonbay macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2010
    Whitley Bay, North East UK (God's Country)
    Been on 3 over a year, very fast speeds most of time, v good
  6. Phil Lee macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    When my contract with O2 finished in November I switched to T-Mobile on a 30-day rolling sim only deal. I was getting pretty poor speeds in the Manchester area, typically around 0.3Mbps. During that time I was also using a 3 sim in my 3G iPad and found that it was a lot faster. I also have a PAYG MiFi which was getting faster speeds.

    Last week I bit the bullet and changed to a 1 year The One plan for my iPhone. This was mainly for the speed but also to tether my wifi only iPad 2 and MacBook Pro. I'm typically seeing speeds in excess of 1.5Mbps with a peak of 6.59Mbps which is a lot better than T-Mobile.

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