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The Best Network?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Guest2, 28 Sep 2009.

  1. Guest2


    Joined: 6 May 2009

    Posts: 16,193

    Who do you think is the best network?

    I have been with all the networks and Tesco are by far the best. (monthly and pay and go)

    I'm on Pay and Go and topup about 20 or 25 a month and get £45 free credit plus my topup amount. I love not getting a monthly bill. Ive been with all the networks and tesco has by far the best customer service. When i lost my phone and simcard, I got straight through to someone, they sent me a sim card with the same number as before for free that arrived on monday (i rang on sunday) They also put a bar on the simcard until it arrived, it then had all my free credit still on as before and my actual credit. Amazing service.

    Reception - It just piggy backs onto o2 (apprently) so is great
  2. Yas786


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,449

    Location: All over the world...

    For me its Tmobile...been with them for yrs now...almost 10 in fact and never ever had a problem with them whereas my vodafone contract that i took out in may...the less i say about them the better...
  3. Nick1881


    Joined: 4 Feb 2007

    Posts: 9,595

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    £20 -25 a month on payg?

    Wouldn't you be better on a contract?

    Been with O2 for 18 months and no problems so far.

    Orange used to be good, they have gone very downhill over the last few years.

    I would go to Vodafone if I was to change.
  4. Snax


    Joined: 5 Jul 2003

    Posts: 4,216

    Location: Larndarn

    Just swapped to orange from three. Have been with vodafone and o2.

    The signal improvement in London from orange having been on three is immense. Very pleased so far. Three were a real pain, they have great deals but when i use half my minutes on reconnecting calls, the cost benefit evaporates.
  5. knowlesy


    Joined: 6 Jan 2006

    Posts: 4,665

    Location: Newcastle

    had loads of issues with o2 tbh but I still am a fan of them,there customer service (the way it operates procedures and what not) is lousy however the people themselves have always been polite :) however either way I will be moving from them in december due to lack of android phones mainly the hero .... which itll be either orange or tmobile I'll move too
  6. Guest2


    Joined: 6 May 2009

    Posts: 16,193

    When i topped up £25 it was over a month ago. It has lasted whilst ive been on holiday for a week in cyprus (kerenya) making a few calls and sending around 15 texts and there is still £7 left in credit. I generally text 20 or so people at once and make quite a lot of short calls to mobiles

    The free credit lasts me through a month then ive still got £20 or £25 left which gets used over a couple of weeks
  7. Nick1881


    Joined: 4 Feb 2007

    Posts: 9,595

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    Ok, not so bad then.

    I'm on O2 simplicity, £19.58 a month, 12 month contract and £100 cashback.
  8. Tunney


    Joined: 11 Oct 2004

    Posts: 14,550

    Location: London

    Vodafone. They give me the best coverage and 3G speeds in London.
  9. G|mp


    Joined: 10 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,454

    I've been with Orange for over 12 years, never had a problem other than them being ****'s with upgrades.
  10. Flare


    Joined: 2 Jan 2009

    Posts: 3,549

    Location: Manchester

    O2 for me, i've always been with them and never had a problem, all of their little treats and surprises for p&g customers are great. I always have great signal with them as well where as my friend who just lives round the corner and is on Orange has terrible signal, doesn't even have signal at home! I've just started the text & web bolton thing which is pretty damn good, £15 for unlimited texts and unlimited (500mb) any time internet browsing.
    The only provider i would consider is Vodaphone because my dad has always been with them.
  11. ch0ke


    Joined: 10 Feb 2004

    Posts: 303

    Location: Leeds

    sending out a sim card the next day and blocking is pretty standard stuff

    hardly excell in customer service. ive done this with 3 major networks in the past o2 voda and orange (pay go and montly)

    best network is all relative to what you need as a user and what area you plan on using the phone in..... there all different
  12. Columbo


    Joined: 26 Mar 2007

    Posts: 8,517

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    Been with Voda for 12 years with no issues.

    However my O2 business contract is a totally different affair and in 9 days it will be an ex O2 business contract..

    Awful awful coverage with minimal 3g coverage in the area I live and when I do have 3g well chances are the sodding network will crash...
  13. ArtificialFoxx


    Joined: 26 Oct 2008

    Posts: 141

    Three Mobile is pretty awesome for me, I don't use my phone too much, but a £5 top-up will give me:
    - 25 texts (or 300 texts for a £10 top up)
    - 150MB internet allowance (lasts 2 months)
    - Calls are 12p/min to any network
    Also the top-up credit doesn't expire
  14. blueboy2001


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,882

    I've had phones from all the networks bar 3. For customer service I'd choose Orange, for coverage and data speed I'd choose Vodafone. I was with O2 for my personal phone for a while without any major complaints, but Vodafone has a better network.
  15. rmuir

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,252

    In the last 9 years Ive been with Orange, o2 and Vodafone.

    The network that has offered me the most reliable connection/coverage is Vodafone ( so far ). I'm also pretty impressed with their customer service whereas Orange were nothing short of terrible in this respect.
  16. brummie


    Joined: 3 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,848

    Location: Shropshire

    i'v had t-mobile, 3, O2 and Orange in the last 2 years. 3 was rubbish so i got ri of. T-mobile and O2 were great and cant report any issues. Orange has been great so far apart from a two blind spots i have noticed for data where i frequent. I would recommend any apart from 3.
  17. Psypher5


    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,975

    Location: Birmingham

    for me, o2.

    100 cashback offer, better family add on, good 3g/H coverage for me. :)

    all depends what your after and what you can get
  18. RSR


    Joined: 17 Aug 2006

    Posts: 8,782

    Ive been with Vodafone for the past 5 years and had no problems at all, the same cant be said about 02 though IMO
  19. johnerz


    Joined: 27 Jan 2009

    Posts: 406

    Location: Chippenham

    Virgin for the customer service, but as it uses T Mobile its not the best coverage, O2 for the coverage
  20. Farore


    Joined: 11 Aug 2007

    Posts: 408

    Location: Manchester

    It entirely depends on the area you will most frequently be using your mobile phone. :) I suggest you have a look on the coverage tool on each operators web site and judge from that. Also take things like price into concideration ofc. ^^