Advantages: Out doors most are OK
Disadvantages: All UK networks have problems

Here’s a few things you probably don’t know. In general the four UK networks consider their coverage to be acceptable. New sites are installed, and existing sites upgraded not for coverage reasons, but for capacity reasons – if a base station is overloaded they are losing revenue, if you have poor coverage you’ll just try again. A lot more site sharing is happening than ever did in the past. This means a bad signal is as likely to be due to a poorly optimized network than it is to poor coverage – just watch how quickly the signal comes back! I work in the industry, so perhaps I shouldn’t say this, but in terms of coverage I’d rate them as: Vodafone, Orange, O2, One2One (inc. Virgin). …

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