Hello. First time poster to the Pen Selwood website. Not sure if this is the right location for a query like this, but here we go.

I have an O2 phone which has a good signal most of the time, but then drops out to nothing intermittently. It's not the phone, and I suspect it's another provider's mast nearby crushing the signal.

Anyone have any advice on the best mobile provider for the village? We're up near the church.

Andrew Warren

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I did notice the Vodafone message from earlier last year, and I wonder if it's a Vodafone and O2 signal which competes in the village for domination! If so, I would guess almost anyone else might be good.

Andrew

I was the one who posted the query reference Vodafone.  I suspect that the whole village is a bit of a mobile phone blackspot.  I have had friends to stay and they cannot get a signal on EE.  I think O2 may work the best and agree that it might be Vodafone that is causing the interference.  I have a vodafone sure signal when only works intermittently but I know someone else in the village who says his works fine.  I've just done a search for available networks and nothing came up - not even vodafone!

Thanks, Sue. Probably stick with O2 then.

Andrew
 
Sue Burnley said:

I was the one who posted the query reference Vodafone.  I suspect that the whole village is a bit of a mobile phone blackspot.  I have had friends to stay and they cannot get a signal on EE.  I think O2 may work the best and agree that it might be Vodafone that is causing the interference.  I have a vodafone sure signal when only works intermittently but I know someone else in the village who says his works fine.  I've just done a search for available networks and nothing came up - not even vodafone!

Hi Andrew
I'm close to you at Manor Barn. We use Vodaphone as like Sue we can use Suresignal which boosts signal in the house (stone walls) with wifi. Previously I used O2 which gave an Ok signal most of the time and the support was better but they couldn't offer me a boost inside the home.
Visitors at Christmas used 3 and EE and found signal when they needed it.

Coverage varies widely throughout the village as we are on the limits of many networks so people in Coombe Street for instance will probably get a stronger signal from other providers. A quick look at the coverage maps http://www.uk-mobile-broadband-deals.com/coverage.php?gclid=Cj0KEQi... will give you an idea. They all qualify coverage with saying it is for outdoors so it is possible your signal varies throughout your house. Happy to let you try out my phone with Vodaphone in your house.

I suspect like Broadband it will vary according to demand and weather!

We use Utility Warehouse which uses a couple of the big networks and so isn't too bad.

Have a look at:  www.utilitywarehouse.org.uk/backus  

We also save hundreds of pounds on your general utility bills with award winning customer service - we can come round and explain if Sir Terry doesn't!

This ofcom site shows location of nearest mobile towers. http://www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk/search

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