Orange has the only 3G transmitter here. For just over a year, it worked OK, main problem is the unreliability, (I can never be sure it will work when doing something time critical. e.g. banking, auctions, urgent email etc.)
Last weekend it was utterly unusable, it would connect, drop to GPRS, got half a web page, then stop. Takes two minutes to disconnect, another two to authenticate, then Google home page when lucky and stop again. Even at 4 am !
Since earlier last week it at least works, but, although it initially shows 3G signal it only connects in GPRS and sometimes Edge.
I would like to know if orther people had the same problems, is it related to the network merger ?
I will check with Orange & T-Mob when I get a chance to go to town.