O2's data network really does suck

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daneoni, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    I've been reliant on O2's 3G data network today and wow it REALLY sucks. It took me almost 6 minutes to get to this text entry box due to several failed attempts. YouTube also kept crashing. The only thing that worked was weather and mail and even those took a few seconds

    Poor coverage, abysmal speeds and even when you manage to get 3G, everything is over compressed...just terrible. I didn't know it was this bad as i usually have access to Wi-Fi spots.

    Now I know why my brother never bothered to upgrade his 2G...there really is no point. I hope other networks have superior infrastructure because as
    it stands O2 make a better broadband company than they do a mobile carrier IMHO
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

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    Like all networks, it all depends where you live. It's always a good idea to check network coverage before signing up!
     
  3. dazey macrumors 6502

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    yeah, not sure it is as bad as vodafone used to be but I am going to move back to orange in Jan on a sim only package. Its more the calls going straight to voicemail that annoys me.
     
  4. mappyman macrumors regular

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    Phone up and complain to them. The freephone number is "2302".

    Speak to their manager and tell them how bad their network is... they seem to think nothings wrong.

    I got 1 days refund.
     
  5. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    been slow today...it's day dependent, time, usage in area, etc.
     
  6. podsonic macrumors member

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    I am fed up with the shockingly bad data service from O2, I am trying to work out how I move my iphone to a different carrier when O2 lose exclusivity in the UK
     
  7. allmIne macrumors 6502a

    allmIne

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    It's not too bad where I am, but that doesn't help you.

    All networks have dodgy coverage spots, though. O2 is probably the best in that respect.
     
  8. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

    yetanotherdave

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    I did that, got a whole months refund, am going to hassle them regulary till they let me out of my contract. I put a vodafone sim in there yesterday, got full 3G coverage where o2 gets nothing/1-2 bars gprs.
     
  9. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    So you just call them and complain and they'll most likely give a refund?
     

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